F16 Maneuvers

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The F16 Maneuvers library features 36 recordings of F16 Fighter jets, captured at three different locations from the ground perspective. In addition to those, we included :

  • 22 flight formation sounds (up to six aircraft), designed using Sound Particles 3D software.
  • 8 recordings captured using contact microphones, attached in a nearby parked vehicle, leading up to some low tones and rumbles, that could be useful as sweeteners in aircraft or other complex sounds.
  • 4 mixing sessions, combining ambient and contact mic recordings.

The product includes a total of 45 minutes of HQ material (24bit/96kHZ) and a total of 70 sounds, including 17 Soundminer metadata fields, such as description, keywords, category/sub-category, microphones and more.

Audio Previews

Bonus Pack

We’ve also added a mini pack of single and formation high-speed passes and maneuvers of the popular Aero L-39C Albatros jet training aircraft, as it flies by in various distances over our microphones during an international air show. Check out the audio preview below of what’s inside:

Specs: 20 sounds | 96kHz/24bit | 349 MB | Meta-tagged with Soundminer asset managment tool

Gear Used

  • AKG C314 matched pair
  • Oktava MK012 matched pair
  • Sennheiser MKH8060 short shotgun
  • Schertler contact mic

  • Zoom F8 recorder
  • Zoom H6 recorder

  • Rode Blimp with Dead Wombat Windshield
  • Baby Ball Gags with their windscreens by Rycote
  • Rycote Classic Softie



Straightforward samples, minimally processed
The sounds have been minimally processed and intended to serve not only those who need straightforward samples but also those who search for raw material in sculpting new sounds.

Detailed metadata embedded
Each sound has detailed Soundminer metadata, that can be read by various applications and services, making them very easy to find and edit.

Technical Specifications

  • 70 royalty-free files in total
  • 24bit/96kHz in stereo .wav format
  • Library size is 1.53 GB (unzipped)
  • PDF, XLS files included
  • All files embedded with Soundminer metadata

You can view the full track list by downloading the metadata in PDF format.

The sounds are royalty-free and licensed to you under this license agreement.

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