Category Archives: Source

Get inside Klaus Graf’s Ears

I had the opportunity to interview Klaus Graf, driver for the #6 Muscle Milk Aston Martin ALMS LMP1 entry, about what his ears are doing while he’s racing. Here’s what he had to say: TTA: The car’s cockpit is, I’m … Continue reading

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Crazy sounding car!

Wow, give this a listen. That, my friends, is the new Mercedes C63 AMG Black. It features a 6.2L V8 with an adjustable cam timing system that I’m sure goes from “luxury” smooth, to the bonkers-angry lope you hear above. … Continue reading

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Comp Cams on Cam Lope

Competition Camps, manufacturers of cam shafts, posted an excellent before-and-after video of a cam swap, to give us an idea on how sound changes after installing cams. Give it a listen: Comp Camps also has this to say about the … Continue reading

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Turbo Jet Engine

In the Forza GDC presentation I posted a little while back, Greg Shaw made a comment saying turbos “kind of sound like jet engines.” Well, as it turns out, Greg’s analogy is very, very correct. Turbos can make a very … Continue reading

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Car and Driver’s “Name That Exhaust Clip”

Car and Driver’s Youtube page features a weekly game of “Name that Exhaust Note.” Below is this week’s challenge. This is actually a useful tool for vehicle audio guys for a number of reasons. First, it challenges your ears to … Continue reading

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Forza Audio at GDC 2010: A review

As yesterday’s post pointed out, the GDC Vault has slide shows and audio recordings from Forza Motorsports 3 designers Mike Caviezel and Greg Shaw at GDC 2010. I put in links in yesterday’s post, so be sure to check it … Continue reading

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Synthing Sounds: Where to Start

While stumbling around the internet looking for some guides on piecing together a nicer field recording setup, I came across a great article on synthesizing sounds on AudioTuts by designer Westlee “West” Latta on vehicles. I think it’s relevant to … Continue reading

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