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).
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).
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
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….
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).
Hiss and a Roar has announced the release of Big Surf, a sound library featuring the sounds of stormy seas, big wave crashes and spray on to rocks.
Sitting a stones throw from three metre high waves that would take your life in the blink of an eye is an odd feeling, but I was very careful and returned from the West Coast with a hard drive full of seriously stormy seas, pounding waves and sea spray on to rocks!
After careful selection and editing I am happy to release a powerful new ambience library of BIG SURF! Delivered as 24bit 96kHz multi mic ambiences, with a minimum duration of three minutes each.
The sound library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $33 USD until August 3rd, 2013 (regular $49 USD).
HISS and a ROAR has announced a Field Recording Competition, a chance to win a copy of HISSandaROAR COMPLETE 25, a bundle of all 25 HISS and a ROAR libraries.
The entire essence of this challenge is to take something ordinary and use your creative skills to capture something extraordinary. Your access to technology wont impress me half as much as your ability to think (and hear) laterally!
Field Recording Competition
Record and submit FIVE SOUNDS – one sound ONLY from each prop.
The props: An apple, a pencil, a rubber band, a soda can, your hands.
Any microphone is allowed.
No processing is allowed other than gain.
Competition starts today and ends July 31.
Besides the HISSandaROAR COMPLETE 25 grand prize, 10 runners up will receive a $150 USD voucher for HISSandaROAR libraries.
HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of Chains, a new sound effects sample library.
This new library features over 10GB of 24bit 192khz recordings of 32 different chains, ranging from exterior recordings of very heavy, high tensile chains ex fishing boats through to studio performances with chains in various sizes, ages, states of decay and tensile strengths.
Drops and pickups on wood, metal, concrete & carpet are included along with scrapes and moves on each of those surfaces, and rattles and moves with each chain hanging freely. Whether for use as literal sound effects or as elements in more complex design work, check out the new library!
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $66 USD until June 22nd, 2013 (regular $99 USD).
HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of Wet Traffic, a 11.3GB ambience sample library featuring 93 recordings of traffic on wet roads.
This is a library I have needed myself dozens of times: traffic in a rainy city!
Compiled from over ten hours of recordings and delivered 24 bit 96kHz in dual stereo (ORTF 8040 pair and MKH70 discrete) each track in this library has a minimum duration of 3 minutes and includes locations from inner city, suburbia and motorways, with various densities (busy rush hour, medium/light and single passbys) and a range of degrees of road dampness.
Bring your rainy city ambiences to life!
The sample library costs $49 USD. For the first 24 hours Wet Traffic is on sale for $33 USD.