Royalty Free Sound Effects & Sound Libraries
Welcome to the bustling city of Istanbul! If you’re planning to move around the city, taking a taxi is an affordable, comfortable, and convenient option. And if you’re a sound enthusiast, you know there’s an added bonus to taking taxis: recording unique and authentic sounds.
Taking a taxi ride in Istanbul is a great opportunity to capture some ambient sound for your projects. But keep in mind that the interior driving sounds and the exterior acoustics are the ones you should aim to record. So, try not to engage in conversations during the ride to avoid unwanted noise.
During one of our taxi rides from Kadikoy near the Akasha Mall to Moda, we recorded the regular traffic sounds along with an ambulance siren in the distance and a call to prayer. These ambient sounds can be great background tracks for films, video games, podcasts, or animations.
If you’re new to Istanbul and not familiar with taking taxis, there are some precautions you should take to avoid being scammed. The official taxis in Istanbul are always yellow with a “Taksi” sign on top and a number on both doors.
Since Uber is no longer operating in Istanbul, the best alternative is to download the BiTaksi app to avoid conflicts or scams.
I hope you found these sound recordings and tips useful. Happy exploring and happy recording!
Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?
Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use!
If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.