I saw an inspiring tweet recently from @chrisscullion about using the plugin Manipulator to create sci-fi engine sounds, and I had to give it a shot myself. It turns out, it’s super fun! If you have Manipulator, which is a great plugin anyway, I highly encourage you to pull out a microphone and start experimenting yourself. Even without additional processing, there are lots of different sounds to explore. Above you can see some quick examples of some of the engine sounds I came up with.