This little Japanese car sounds amazing, producing so many full bodied low end harmonics and low resonances from the exhaust; all being captured in the recordings. With plenty of ticking in the engine bay, this car has plenty of quirky sounds for its little size.
With separate onboard engine recordings capturing aspects of the engine belt noise, rotation and timing sounds. Exhaust recordings capturing the sweet tune in which this car sings with a dual tone exhaust pipe purr. Finally the interior cabin perspective recordings in surround for internal audio of the car.
The car itself is a Nissan Micra with a 1.4L inline 4 cylinder engine. Modified for rally racing and sporting some exhaust customisations as well, this car is a unique sounding little machine.
Recording a series of manoeuvres from slow to fast driving while switching gears. We captured exterior perspective recordings of drive ins and drive offs, passbys and door shuts.
With a fully rigged setup producing isolated onboard recordings of engine, exhaust, interior and two static external trackside perspectives, all timecode jam synced for DAW session reconstruction we have taken all aspects from pre to post production into consideration.