Foley Collection FC999 Deal
We are running a very special deal offering the Foley Collection FC999 Total Bundle for £299 which is 33% off the normal price. In the show & tell video we show how you can use Foley Collection instruments together with Kontakt to great foley tracks, not only with footsteps but with a variety of clothes and extras like keys and coins in the pocket. Add to that applause, laughter and horse riding foley you have the complete foley package in the Total Bundle from Foley Collection. Whats more if you buy the FC999 bundle through this deal you will also get the latest Foley Collection module FC2015 Fight.
New Surround Sound Effects Library
Alvaro de Iscar, the man behind Foley Collection has released his own field recordings label Surround Sound Lab. The recordings on this label are surround ready, often using double MS mic configuration to capture the sound in a format agnostic way. A good example of this is London City Sounds recorded in London exclusively during a 4 days visit in the city.
Parks, Ambiences, Traffic, Wallas, indoors crowds, buses, trains, stations and touristic places, all available with more than 4.5 hours of original and actual recordings. 79 original field recordings in Surround 5.1 , ST and Double MS RAW format. Each ambience recorded in this library is at least 3-4 minutes long, so there is no need for looping ambience in your project!
Field recording: Recording New Zealand's National Bird - The Kiwi
Tim Prebble the man behind Hiss and a Roar sound effects has posted an account of his experiences trying to record the Kiwi's national bird, the Kiwi. He has spent almost his entire life obsessing about sound & yet he had never heard a Kiwi vocalise with his own ears. A visit from a friend from Japan and a request to see a Kiwi, triggered Tim to research how to find this elusive bird. Tim eventually arranged a trip with Ian from Okarito Kiwi Tours that started just before Sunset only a week ago.
4:30pm Ian explained the process of tracking and finding a kiwi – turns out the precious kiwi breeding pairs have transmitters attached to them & being territorial they tend to stay within certain areas of bush… But ‘their patch of bush’ can cover many square kilometres, so his recce the previous day had been to ascertain which pair were sleeping near a track that we could actually get to… We also met a couple who would be joining us, and Ian was careful to check none of us were wearing ‘rustly’ clothes – not just to avoid ruining our recordings but to also avoid distracting him from audibly tracking the location of the kiwis in the dark…
5:20pm Ian had told us the kiwis usually wake 20-30 minutes after sunset, and then begin foraging…. So he made sure we were in position & recording well before then…. And so the waiting began… I had carried in a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH8040 mics & a Manfrotto stand, plus an MKH8020 in a Telinga dish, capturing sound via a Sound Devices 744 recorder and 302 preamp.
I am not going spoil Tim's story, go to his blog and read it for yourself. But here, to wet your appetite, are some of the recordings Tim made that night....