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GTR3 – Simbin Uses Tesla To Record Sounds

Simbin has recently used a Tesla Roadster to make some unique sound recordings.

Simbin has posted a very interesting article on their website, explaining how they used the electric-powered Tesla Roadsters to record sound effects that are usually numbed out by engine noise.

Since the 248hp roadster doesn’t produce any engine noise, other sound effects like wind noise, tires & bumps are much more audible without distortion. Last winter, Simon Lundell took Simbin’s sound designer Anthoy for a ride in the unique sports car, allowing him to capture these sounds for their upcoming GTR3 title.

The guys drove the car at various speeds, looking for bumps to record suspension sounds and doing multiple burn outs to capture tire squeal and other sound effects that make for a more realistic driving experience.

Some of the sounds recorded will make it into GTR3, the car itself is less likely to be included as there’s no indication that GTR3 will include road-going sports cars.

  • Dani .

    Sounds good. Impresive sound work.

  • StarFoXySxv550

    This is exactly how Turn 10 did their sounds. And people say electric cars serve no real purpose. lol

  • Anthony Monteil

    btw, the name is Anthony. lol

  • jswarthoff

    don’t road tires make different sounds then slicks?

    • Anonymous

      I dunno, but maybe they put slicks on it?

  • Anonymous

    But I wanted the Tesla Roadster in GTR3 damn it… *sad face*
    No it’s not a joke, I’m serious!

    • StarFoXySxv550

      The “Nismo Leaf” would be more suited to GTR3 I think. The challenge of driving these silent electric cars swiftly is just that.. a challenge, and a fun one too.  

      You can really appreciate how much you rely on engine (and other) sounds to judge things while racing once it’s taken away from you.

  • Eddie Jansson

    Good idea, these types of sounds is important, giving the right feel of speed!

  • Eric Zehnder

    Interesting idea, actually. Wonder if it’s a first.

    I was filling up my tank the other day next to a busy road. You can here the traffic and it’s quite loud but listen to how much is actually engine noise. With most beige road cars, you don’t hear the engine at all. It’s all road noise from the tires.

    • Anonymous

      Nope, Forza did it first. Not that it doesn’t make it a good idea.

      And yes, with road cars the tire noise is the primary sound.

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