Battlefield Howitzer Sound Effects

Battlefield Howitzers Sound FX Library

Over a half decade in the making, the Battlefield Howitzers Sound Effects Bundle features authentic M101 C1 and C3 military howitzers and an Ordnance QF 25-pounder artillery piece.

The collection features 70 individual battlefield-style shots captured at medium and far distances. Each is diligently labelled by model, perspective, and performance. The package also includes 169 bonus clips: designed artillery shots and battlefield montage soundscapes.

  • 239 sound clips (track list).
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files (with some 6-channel surround sound recordings).
  • 4.89 gigabytes.
  • Professionally recorded, expertly mastered, and lovingly curated.
  • Instant, secure download.
  • Includes 3 formats of bonus metadata : Soundminer (19+), BWAV, MacOS Spotlight.
  • Includes bonus multimedia: photos and a spec sheet.


Here is a preview montage of some of the howitzer shots. Blast it for full effect, but watch your ears!


Here’s a montage of the “battlefield barrage” composition, with variations at a firing range, in urban warfare, and as heard from inside a bunker.



Bonus Sound Effects

The original howitzers shots have a sharp, forceful attack paired with a rolling boom. For those that like their artillery with a bit less punch, the package includes a version of the 70 single shots treated to convey a softer attack.

Also included are extra “battlefield barrage” takes designed to recreate the ambience of war. These loopable compositions recreate an artillery battle with shots placed at various depths and breadths across the stereo field. Busy, medium, and light activity options are included in stereo panned, stereo centred, and 5.1 surround sound variations.

Finally, the package also includes bonus designed battlefields in four locations. We used the elite Altiverb 7 software to place the howitzer battles in a firing range, in tight city streets, in open urban warfare, and even as heard from within a bunker underground.

Howitzer Library Spec Sheet

Howitzer Library Spec Sheet Sample

The Battlefield Howitzers sound library also includes a spec sheet with details about the weapons, how they were recorded, as well as multiple photos.

Read more about this collection in the sound library announcement blog post.

Learn more about this sound library on the Creative Field Recording blog.

Battlefield Howitzer Sound Effects Includes:

Howitzers Firing or Shooting Sound Clips

Each of these takes includes a matched, bonus take with a softer attack.

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  • M101 C1 howitzer shot, airy with a crack in the distance
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot, airy, muted in the distance
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot with a blast in the distance
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot erupting echoey in the distance
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot, pound, thick in the distance
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot, abrupt, heavy
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot, abrupt, heavy and wide
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot, abrupt
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot abrupt, wide
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot, crisp, deep
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot with a slap, deep
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot with a slap, high
  • M101 C1 howitzer shot, with smack, deep and high
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, abrupt with a boom in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, abrupt with a snap in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a blast in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a burst and a crack in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a burst, muted in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a burst and thunder in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, exploding with a crack in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, exploding, muted in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, high and airy in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, meaty with a crack in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, meaty, muted in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a pop in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a pop, drifting in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, sudden, boom in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, sudden, snap in the distance
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, beefy, heavy
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, beefy, heavy and wide
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, beefy
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, beefy, wide
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, firm, heavy
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, firm, heavy and wide
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, firm
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, firm, wide
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, immense snap
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, immense snap, heavy
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, immense snap, heavy and wide
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot, immense snap, wide
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a slap, deep
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a slap, high
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a smack, deep
  • M101 C3 howitzer shot with a smack, high
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot with a bang in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, concise with a boom in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, concise with a snap in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, concise with a snap loosely in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, diffuse with a boom in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, diffuse with a snap in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot with a grumble and boom in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot with a grumble and a snap in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, linger with a boom in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, linger with a snap in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot with a pop and a crack in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot with a pop, muted in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot wtih a pop and thunder in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, solid, boom in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, solid, snap in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, sudden in the distance
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot with a smack, deep
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot with a smack, high
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, tight and beefy
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, tight and beefy, heavy
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, tight and beefy, heavy and wide
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, tight and beefy, wide
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, tight with rumble left, heavy
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, tight with rumble left, heavy and wide
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, tight with rumble left
  • 25-pounder howitzer shot, tight with rumble left, wide


Howitzer Battlefield Barrage Montage Sound Effects

These are designed montages of many shots, intended to replicate a battlefield experience. Variations include busy, medium, and light activity at medium distant, distant, and combined distance perspective. These are offered in stereo (centered and panned), and surround sound versions.

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  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy centered stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy panned stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy surround loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light centered stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light panned stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light surround loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium centered stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium panned stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium surround loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy surround loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light surround loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium surround loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy surround loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light surround loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium surround loop


Processed Howitzer Sound Effects

These are processed versions of the battlefield compositions in four locations: a military testing field, tight city streets, an open urban area, and as heard from inside a bunker.

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  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light centered stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light centered stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light centered stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light centered stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light panned stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light panned stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light panned stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, light panned stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy centered stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, busy panned stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light centered stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, light panned stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium centered stereo loop, tight urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, interior bunker perspective
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, testing range field
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, open urban warfare
  • Howitzers firing a barrage in the medium distance during a battle, medium panned stereo loop, tight urban warfare


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