Quadcopters, UAVs & drones are slowly appearing on our screens, requiring practical & appropriate sound effects.. But as source material these quadcopters also provide access to very interesting & dynamic sounds: doppler and proximity movement sounds, ideal for processing & sound design!
This library is the result of a total of ten recording sessions with three specific UAVs: a DJI Phantom 3 Pro, an FPV 250 racing quad and a tiny CX10 toy quadcopter. The Phantom 3 is a larger GPS stabilised quadcopter, while the FPV 250 is far smaller/lighter but also far faster. Both are capable of movement in three dimensions but the FPV250 is built to be light & highly manouverable (requiring significant skill to fly, let along race) whereas the DJI by default is far more forgiving…
Take off, hover, passbys at various speeds & proximities, close movement, ascent, descent and overhead perspectives as well as landing are all covered in this library, as well as onboard DJI P3.
UPDATE 20170707: we pursued further recording with the DJI Mavic Pro, which is an amazing little drone – lighter & faster than previous DJI drones, but when switched to ‘sport’ mode it really comes alive with more power and far more responsive controls. Free 1.6GB update is included with this library (previous owners received update today 20170707)