I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

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Dan95363
KVRer
16 posts since 14 Aug, 2017

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:20 am

Hi, I'm a hobby foley artist and recently joined the KVR forum - what are some things that people often need recorded? I like to do free sound packs on my website that are based around one or a few different objects. For example, one was a camera sample pack, and another was metal and plastic foley.

https://dansmusicpage.wordpress.com/

Please only ask for things that you'll use more than once! I love making these, but I don't want to spend time making something that will stay mostly untouched.

Current list of requests in order of priority:
  1. Vegetables (e.g. celery snapping or a squash being smashed)
  2. Glass breaking
  3. Debris (falling debris, big stones & cement)
  4. Household stuff (kitchen appliances, tools, pots and pans, bubbling pots, hissing oil, shower, toilet, misc. household items)
  5. Sounds of children's toys (key winding, motorized/RC cars, robots, things that have speakers)
With that said, keep them coming - I'd like to release these approximately monthly if possible.

I'm going to cap it at seven, so there are two requests left! Better hurry!

Update: I made a contact mic using a piezo disc, so any cool uses for it gets free street creds.
Last edited by Dan95363 on Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:11 pm, edited 13 times in total.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
10651 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:23 am

Is your name Axel?
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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Michael L
KVRAF
2497 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from the End of the World as we Knowit

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:34 am

Wind blowing through objects!

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vurt
addled muppet weed
40621 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:57 am

make some free stuff!

Dan95363
KVRer
16 posts since 14 Aug, 2017

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:39 am

Michael L wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:34 am
Wind blowing through objects!
Neat idea, but it's winter here and I don't feel like going outside for extended periods of time haha. But maybe in the future!

yellowmix
KVRian
875 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from form morf frmo omfr romf

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:59 am

Whatever is unique to your area/environs that others don't necessarily have access to. Also keep an ear out for events. And put yourself there. Don't ask yourself if you should record, just do it, the storage is free and you can always delete it.

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Zombie Queen
KVRAF
4529 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 am

Make a classic foley, breaking bones!... I mean celery.

Dan95363
KVRer
16 posts since 14 Aug, 2017

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:20 am

Zombie Queen wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 am
Make a classic foley, breaking bones!... I mean celery.
You got it chief. The pack after the current one I'm editing will be vegetables :wink:

Dan95363
KVRer
16 posts since 14 Aug, 2017

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:24 am

yellowmix wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:59 am
Whatever is unique to your area/environs that others don't necessarily have access to. Also keep an ear out for events. And put yourself there. Don't ask yourself if you should record, just do it, the storage is free and you can always delete it.
For sure, although I'm still on the high school grind so time isn't really on my hands like that if y'know what I mean.

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harryupbabble
KVRian
1420 posts since 20 Mar, 2012 from Babbleon

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:24 am

What instruments do you have? If you have a bass guitar, how about sampling ALL the notes of that bass? I will pass on drums.

If you have a very good synthesizer, would you please sample the lead sounds (for melodies and solos)?

If you have Led Zeppelin CDs, could you please isolate Jimmy Page's guitar parts and sample those?
ah böwakawa poussé poussé

SoundPorn
KVRist
481 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 am

Need more cassette noises, pressing play, stop, rewind,

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Russell Grand
KVRAF
1663 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 am

yellowmix wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:59 am
Whatever is unique to your area/environs that others don't necessarily have access to. Also keep an ear out for events. And put yourself there. Don't ask yourself if you should record, just do it, the storage is free and you can always delete it.
+1

highkoo
KVRAF
3811 posts since 26 Jun, 2004

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:02 am

A random special kind of sound I am obsessed with using and have a hard time finding;

Various types of chains.
Being dragged. Kicked. Hanging. Slid(?) around.
On clean or dirty surfaces; cement, metal, wood.

Maybe other small resonant metal bits too, but I think the sameness and connectedness of the many links in a chain is a part of why its a special sound...

A niche market for sure! :hihi:
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Shane Sanders
KVRAF
4064 posts since 10 Oct, 2002 from Nashville, TN USA

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:14 am

The sound of one hand clapping!

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deastman
KVRAF
6945 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: I'm a foley artist, ask me to make free stuff!

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:26 am

A ukulele salesman riding a stubborn zebra which slips, tumbling down a flight of stairs until they both land at the bottom in a tub of lime jello.
Incomplete list of my gear: 110V AC to 12V DC 1.5A power supply (+ tip)

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