HISS and a ROAR has released Tortured Wood, a unique 7GB sound library featuring the sounds of breaking wood.
Tortured Wood? Hell yes! We’ve spent the last month breaking wood, slamming 40kg poles into stacks of debris, throwing pallets, planks and furniture around as loudly as possible! We also tortured wood in our quiet foley room, rendering half a dozen baskets into kindling & capturing some truly nasty crunches, creaks and breaks.
Primarily captured with Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF microphones, we also used contact mics at times (although its very difficult to keep them attached to disintegrating wood!) We also captured some of the louder moments to Nagra 4.2 which will be released as a free update to this library, once final demonising is complete.
The library is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until August 9th, 2014 (regular $99 USD).
More information: HISS and a ROAR / Tortured Wood
HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of the Rivers and Streams sound fx library.
During my 2 month road trip down south recording LAKES I also recorded a lot of RIVER ambiences, and ever since have continued to search for streams and creeks, all with the aim of creating an ambience library which is able to scale: from a trickle to a roar…
The results? 8GB of 24 bit 96kHz rivers & streams!
Recorded with my favourite multi-microphone rig (Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF pair, MKH70 pair and DPA 4060 omni pair) this library is perfect for layering, cutting perspectives and creating complex composite ambiences…
The sample pack is available for purchase for the introductory price of $33 USD until June 7th, 2014 (regular $49 USD).
More information: HISS and a ROAR / Rivers and Streams
HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of its Contact Mic 2 sound library.
Devoid of acoustics and rich in resonance the resulting sounds retain their organic nature but the purely vibrational means of capture can obscure the origins of the sounds, making them invaluable for layering and editing while also responding to processing in unique ways.
This is a big incredibly diverse library: over 1,900 new sounds
12GB of 24bit 192kHz stereo/dual mono (6.5GB download)
The sample pack costs $99 USD. An introductory discount is available until May 9th, 2014.
More information: HISS and a ROAR / Contact Mic 2
HISS and a ROAR has released Lakes, a new ambience sound library featuring recordings made at various lakes.
I travelled all over the South Island of New Zealand to create this library, recording a total of seventeen locations (& having some fantastic salmon sashimi along the way!)
Obviously useful for lakes, these ambiences are also incredibly useful for details in ocean and beach situations, for ‘at sea’ locations, as elements in boat movement and (with some processing) convincing underwater swells and movement…
Each ambience is minimum three minutes in duration, recorded & delivered 24 bit 96kHz & captured to six tracks with MKH8040 ORTF, spaced omni DPA4060 pair & an MKH70 pair.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $33 USD until March 1st, 2014 (regular $49 USD).
More information: HISS and a ROAR / Lakes
HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of Monkey Vocals, a new sample library featuring the sounds of Macaque monkeys.
Creating unique & convincing creature vocals is one of the most difficult challenges, and thanks to these Japanese Macaques recorded on Shodoshima we can now offer a small, furry & vocally aggressive friend for our SEAL VOCALS Library!
The 3.3GB sample library includes 166 .WAV files (24bit/192kHz stereo), and is on sale for the introductory price of $33 USD until February 14th, 2014 (regular $49 USD).
More information: HISS and a ROAR / Monkey Vocals
HISS and a ROAR has announced its 3rd Anniversary Sale, offering discounts on its product catalog for a limited time.
To celebrate our first three years of existence we are having a party, but you get the presents! Starting today (Friday September 6th) and running for just one week, you can access a massive 50% discount! Just add any libraries you desire to the shopping cart and use the discount code MEOW to access the discount.
Get your trigger finger ready and visit HISSandaROAR.com
This is a great opportunity to pick up any new library releases you may have missed in the last year, bolster your ambience library or discover a few new creative favourites… Or if you are new to HISSandaROAR and have checked out some of the free sounds on the site, this is an affordable means of getting to play with the full resolution & creative selection each library provides.
NOTE: discount does not apply to COMPLETE or Site Licenses
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HISS and a ROAR has launched Friction, a new sound fx sample library.
This is a classic HISSandaROAR sound release, a library full of diverse sounds created via friction of physical objects – useful as practical sound effects elements as well as for more abstract design work.
Props and techniques include wet thumb rubs on timpani, wood scrapes on glass, hand cranked grinders applied to a range of objects, an antique mortar and pestle, squeaks & shrieks of fingers on steamy glass, shoe squeaks on wet lino & sandpaper grinds….
- 24bit 192kHz.
- 1,870 stereo sounds in 144 .WAV files.
- 7.6GB download, 13.8GB uncompressed.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $66 USD until August 24th, 2013 (regular $99 USD).
More information: Hiss and a Roar / Friction