HISS and a ROAR has announced the release of Water Foley, a new sound fx sample library.

Hiss and a Roar Water Foley

Creating convincing water foley and movement can be difficult on even the best foley stages, but that’s where this new library comes in.

This library was recorded in two exterior swimming pools, one interior pool, a sandy beach at low tide, a river, a stream, a rock pool at low tide and a swamp. Apart from human movement, footsteps and splashing I also used kelp and seaweed to emulate the more complex sound of tentacles, which along with some of the mud suction sounds are very useful components for creature design.

In all cases I have minimised background ambiences as much as humanly possible; through microphone choice and placement along with time of day & tide movement. The two exterior pools were recorded multichannel, using two MKH70s and a stereo Sanken CSS5.

SD007 Water Foley includes 1,664 sounds (24bit/96kHz, 3.1GB content) and is available to purchase for $49 USD.

More information: HISS and a ROAR / Water Foley