Category: HISSandaROAR

  • AMB019 RAIN RHYTHMS: A Crossover Library of Ambience and Polyrhythmic Patterns

    AMB019 RAIN RHYTHMS: A Crossover Library of Ambience and Polyrhythmic Patterns

    AMB019 RAIN RHYTHMS, This library is a crossover between an ambiance library and a polyrhythmic pattern library! Selected from over 14 hours of multitrack recordings, captured during two days of Summer rain. By strategically placing inverted metal trashcans below cracks in the clear light roof of the porch at the back of Tim Prebble’s house, […]

  • Plate Smasher Tim Prebble’s New PLATE SMASH MiniFX Library

    Plate Smasher Tim Prebble’s New PLATE SMASH MiniFX Library

    FX012 PLATE SMASH HISSandaROAR’s Tim Prebble (Field Recordist/Plate Smasher) released a new MiniFX Library, originally started as a request: a dedicated plate smash library! The tonality of ceramic plates and pottery is quite different from glass, so it has been fascinating to explore a range of techniques to hit, break and shatter, specifically to capture a wide […]

  • HISSandaROAR 11th Birthday 2021 Sale

    HISSandaROAR 11th Birthday 2021 Sale

    HISSandaROAR Sale Tim Prebble and Murphy (cat) launched HISSandaROAR with the inimitable VEGETABLE VIOLENCE sound FX library. Over the following 11 years, HISSandaROAR has produced 97 Sound Libraries – 778GB of high-quality audio – 13,585 individual WAV files HISSandaROAR no longer uses discount codes: 50% discount is automatically applied while the sale is active!

  • HISSandaROAR New UI library: FX011 BLOCKS & BONES CLAVES & STONES

    HISSandaROAR New UI library: FX011 BLOCKS & BONES CLAVES & STONES

    FX011 BLOCKS & BONES CLAVES & STONES Tim Prebble running HISSandaROAR released a new sound library, Making ‘hi tech’ electronic UI sounds is so easy now that’s almost a no-brainer for Tim, but what if you want the gentle click & clack of organic sounds? This new MiniFX Library provides a multitude of options, with […]

  • IR003 WOOD Impulse Response

    IR003 WOOD Impulse Response

    IR003 WOOD OBJECT Impulse Response Following on from IR001 GLASS and IR002 METAL, this library of impulse responses explores the acoustics of wood objects via two specific approaches. Following on from IR001 GLASS and IR002 METAL, this new library of impulse responses explores the acoustics of wood objects, ranging in size and scale from a pencil case to an […]

  • STRANGE RAIN by HISSandaROAR Released

    STRANGE RAIN by HISSandaROAR Released

    New HISSandaROAR Ambience Library A month back Tim Prebble (HISSandaROAR) woke up on a Monday morning with plans to head out recording FOLIAGE stalled by pouring rain! Rain that the weather forecast forgot to mention… But rather than be frustrated Tim decided to experiment with unusual methods for recording rain, starting with the configuration above: capturing four discrete channels of granular metal […]

  • HISSandaROAR Releases Quirky New UFX Libraries

    HISSandaROAR Releases Quirky New UFX Libraries

    QUIRKY NEW UNIT FX Now Released Tim Prebble Field Recordist/Sound Designer and owner of HISSandaROAR launched new libraries. UFX010 CRUNCH Apple Tim Prebble read an article about a Guinness World Record for loudest apple crunch, turns out the Sweet Tango apple variety is known for maximum crunch due to having cells twice the size of regular […]

  • FX009 MUD POOL X HYDROPHONE by HISSandaROAR

    FX009 MUD POOL X HYDROPHONE by HISSandaROAR

    FX009 MUD POOL X HYDROPHONE On the same road trip to Ruapehu (See HISSandaROAR’s New FX009 METAL GATE CREAK), Tim Prebble also revisited a large-scale mud pool near Rotorua and recorded the geothermal activity using a pair of Aquarian H2A hydrophones. Tim had checked with Aquarian Audio that their hydrophones could cope (they confirmed they have boiled them […]

  • HISSandaROAR’s New FX009 METAL GATE CREAK…..FROM HELL

    HISSandaROAR’s New FX009 METAL GATE CREAK…..FROM HELL

    MiniFX FX009 METAL GATE CREAK On a recent road trip, Tim Prebble spent some of his days exploring the alpine area of Ruapehu, and specifically the Tukino ski field. The landscapes are incredible – it felt a bit like visiting the red planet… To access the road up to the ski field requires obtaining a key for […]

  • METAL Impulse Response Library Released by Hiss and a Roar

    METAL Impulse Response Library Released by Hiss and a Roar

    IR002 METAL OBJECT Impulse Responses Following on from IR001 GLASS Impulse Responses by HISS and a ROAR, this library of impulse responses explores the acoustics of 43 metal objects via three specific approaches. 1. Empty Metal Object IRsRanging in size and scale from a tiny soda can to a huge grain silo, sweeps were captured using an […]

  • IR001 GLASS Impulse Responses by HISS and a ROAR

    IR001 GLASS Impulse Responses by HISS and a ROAR

    IR001 GLASS Impulse Response Library HISS and a ROAR’s first experience with the idea of using IRs captured from within small objects came from Claustrophobia, an IR set recorded & released by Fokk van Saane. Back in 2004 while Tim Prebble running HISS and a ROAR has been working on the horror film Boogeyman, Tim […]

  • SD047 GLASS Unusual FX an Unusual GLASS Sound FX Library

    SD047 GLASS Unusual FX an Unusual GLASS Sound FX Library

    SD047 GLASS Unusual FX by HISSandaROAR HISSandaROAR released SD047 GLASS Unusual FX a new Sound FX Library without Tim Prebble incurring any nasty damage from spending over a month playing with glass! SD047 GLASS Unusual FX Includes GLASS Pane Squeaks via wet finger, hand, sponge, foam << WILD sounds!! GLASS Pane Groans via friction mallet GLASS […]

  • New Sound FX Library FOIL by HISSandaROAR

    New Sound FX Library FOIL by HISSandaROAR

    A Sound X Library Inspired By Banana Cake Tim Prebble the man behind HISSandaROAR launched a new Sound FX Library. The first full lockdown in NZ triggered panic buying. First was toilet paper – Second was yeast and flour. It seems people were going to bake their way out of the pandemic. But by week 4 […]

  • SLIME MOVES and LIMESTONE QUARRY Discounts runs out

    SLIME MOVES and LIMESTONE QUARRY Discounts runs out

    Discount Expires in 48H for SLIME MOVES and LIMESTONE QUARRY Early Bird 33% discount expires in 48 hours! If you planned to act, the time is now!  Use Coupon Code “ROAR” at checkout (expires November 8th, 2020). Following the release of HISSandaROAR SLIME VOCAL Library HISSandaROAR got a request to split off the slime movement sounds, […]

  • FX008 LIMESTONE QUARRY by HISSandaROAR / Tim Prebble

    FX008 LIMESTONE QUARRY by HISSandaROAR / Tim Prebble

    FX008 LIMESTONE QUARRY While on Tim Prebble (Tim Prebble) first road trip of 2020 Tim spent a few days in Oamaru and arranged two recording sessions at Parkside Limestone Quarries. The star of the show was the huge hydraulic-powered cutting blade with gleaming titanium teeth, which slices deeply into the limestone base. NOTE: For 33% […]

  • New HISSandaROAR Library FX007 SLIME MOVES

    New HISSandaROAR Library FX007 SLIME MOVES

    FX007 SLIME MOVES Following the release of HISSandaROAR SLIME VOCAL Library HISSandaROAR got a request to split off the slime movement sounds, and rather than double up on content HISSandaROAR decided to record a separate mini FX Library. More hours of messing available now. NOTE: For 33% discount use coupon code ‘ROAR’ at checkout – expires […]

  • HISSandaROAR New UNIT Sound FX Libraries

    HISSandaROAR New UNIT Sound FX Libraries

     UNIT Sound FX Libraries by HISSandaROAR HISSandaROAR launched eight new releases in its new UNIT Sound FX Libraries product line. The new service was announced while discussing their road map to 2030. Version 4 of the HISSandaROAR web site is slowly evolving behind the scenes. UNIT Sound Libraries are a new approach to singular sound effects. […]

  • New HISSandaROAR library –  SD045 SLIME VOCALS

    New HISSandaROAR library – SD045 SLIME VOCALS

    SD045 SLIME VOCALS One of the more unpredictable ‘skills’ Tim Prebble learned during COVID19 lockdown, was how to gargle slime in a vuvuzela! A while ago Tim saw a couple of videos of people making really great cute/strange vocal sounds using slime (the gross kid’s toy) and it got me thinking, how could I use […]

  • HISSandaROAR 10th Birthday Sale

    HISSandaROAR 10th Birthday Sale

    HISSandaROAR 10th Birthday Sale Every single HISSandaROAR sound library is now discounted by 50% No need for coupons or discount codes! Sale ends September 1st, 2020 and does not technically apply to Site Licenses, but HISSandaROAR is feeling generous so please request a quote and let HISSandaROAR surprise you! In some strange kind of multiverse overlap, […]

  • HISSandaROAR Releases New Mini Sound FX Library “FX006 SHED IMPACTS”

    HISSandaROAR Releases New Mini Sound FX Library “FX006 SHED IMPACTS”

    HISSandaROAR’s FX006 SHED IMPACTS During COVID Lockdown one of HISSandaROAR’s founder Tim Prebble projects was to build a greenhouse, which first meant moving a lot of clay & soil… And while doing manual labor a sound caught Tim’s ear: huge clods of clay sounded great impacting one of the old sheds, especially an old woodshed/bunker. […]

  • HISSandaROAR Releases SCAFFOLDING – a New Metal Sonic Playground

    HISSandaROAR Releases SCAFFOLDING – a New Metal Sonic Playground

    HISSandaROAR Releases SCAFFOLDING – a New Metal Sonic Playground Tim Prebble (Field Recordist/Sound Designer/Composer/Cat Herder/Crustifarian) of HISSandaROAR did released a new foley and sound library for the professional sound designer. While musicians relish playing their instrument, gaining access to a new sonic playground for a sound FX recordist is a heavenly joy! So it was […]

  • DAXOPHONE by HISS and a ROAR

    DAXOPHONE by HISS and a ROAR

    DAXOPHONE by HISS and a ROAR New Library Release The daxophone, invented by Hans Reichel (1949–2011), is an electric wooden experimental musical instrument of the friction idiophones category. After acquiring a Daxophone and replacing the built-in piezo elements with a Barcus Berry Planar Wave, and a Trance Audio Inducer, Tim Prebble began learning to play […]

  • SD042 PIPE REZ – RESONANT PIPES = GREAT SOURCE MATERIAL  by HISS and a ROAR

    SD042 PIPE REZ – RESONANT PIPES = GREAT SOURCE MATERIAL by HISS and a ROAR

    RESONANT PIPES = GREAT SOURCE MATERIAL (SD042 PIPE REZ) by Tim Prebble Tim Prebble running HISS and a ROAR released RESONANT PIPES a recording many different percussive articulations (damped, free) Tim Prebble started to explore more unusual means of generating sound with them, all the while reminding him he does not own these. A few […]

  • HISSandaROAR Releases new Field Recording: AMB017 GEO Ambiance Library

    HISSandaROAR Releases new Field Recording: AMB017 GEO Ambiance Library

    AMB017 GEO Ambiance Library by HISSandaROAR Tim Prebble who runs HISSandaROAR just released a GEO Ambience Library Tim Prebble and the team started recording this ambiance library back in 2010 and each time HISSandaROAR visited New Zealand’s active geothermal area they would research and record new locations. HISSandaROAR’s first aim was to capture sulfurous mud […]

  • TORTURED STRINGS – New HISSandaROAR Library

    TORTURED STRINGS – New HISSandaROAR Library

    TORTURED STRINGS HISSandaROAR aim with SD041 TORTURED STRINGS was to rethink stringed musical instruments as though they are elaborate sound effects generators. By using experimental and non-musical techniques and articulations HISSandaROAR has managed to create and record sounds that you will not find in any other library. Some are nasty, harsh sounds that really bite, while others manipulate […]

  • HISSandaROAR Releases AMB016 WIND DRAFT

    HISSandaROAR Releases AMB016 WIND DRAFT

    WIND DRAFTS are incredibly useful as source material for creating spooky, haunted ambiances and bone-chilling, desolate winds, as well as components for whooshes, movement, atonal design, and transitions. When examined and manipulated in detail these naturally modulated recordings reveal the unique frequency and volume envelopes, at times complex and powerful, at other times almost mournful […]

  • HISSandaROAR 9th Birthday Sale Launches Today

    HISSandaROAR 9th Birthday Sale Launches Today

    The 9th Birthday Sale of HISSandaROAR Launches Today. Every individual HISSandaROAR sound library is now discounted by 50%. There is no need for coupons or discount codes, the Sale ends September 1st, 2019. It has been nine years since Tim Prebble launched his company HISSandaROAR. I have been a customer of HISSandaROAR for two or three […]

  • SD040 PLASTIC POLYMER – NEW RELEASE by HISSandaROAR

    SD040 PLASTIC POLYMER – NEW RELEASE by HISSandaROAR

    As of July 1st, 2019, New Zealand banned single-use plastic bags with a possible $100,000 fine for any company still using them and while New Zealand isn’t the first country to do this, it got Tim Prebble the genius behind HISSandaROAR thinking about how something is taken for granted in the name of convenience, is […]

  • HISSandaROAR library release: SD037 MEMBRANE

    HISSandaROAR library release: SD037 MEMBRANE

    SD037 MEMBRANE is the latest release by HISSandaROAR. SD037 MEMBRANE is seen as a classic HISSandaROAR library, exploring through lateral and at times divergent thinking and employing rosin, beeswax, leather, cloth, sponge, rope, wire, spring, nylon, bungy cord, and various gauges and types of string applied to two Cuicas, a kick drum, two toms, two […]

  • SD038 THUNDER SHEET Released

    SD038 THUNDER SHEET Released

    From a beautiful tradition to an idiosyncratic new library: SD038 THUNDER SHEET has been released. Recording sessions alternated between hanging the metal sheets and directly manipulating them freehand. Beautiful huge reverberant hits & rolls were captured with a range of mallets, with some of the soft mallet hits on the largest steel sheet sounding like […]

  • SD032 TANK RESONATOR by HISS and a ROAR  Review

    SD032 TANK RESONATOR by HISS and a ROAR Review

    SD032 TANK RESONATOR by HISS and a ROAR Review SD032 TANK RESONATOR is a recorded enormous tank that was beautifully bowed, hit and scraped for sonorous sounds. The best way to guess what will be released next by HISS and a ROAR is to follow this Instagram feed.   Installation You receive WAV format files. it is a 8GB download, […]