Here’s what Roaring Stags creator David Moroz has to say about this library:
“After successful recording sessions with wild cranes, I’ve decided to hunt for wild stags. Recording them was not as simple as I thought it would be. This library contains 45 wav files, with total length of 65 minutes. I’ve used Sound Devices 702, 2 Oktavas MK012 set in XY pattern, and mono shotgun microphone from Rode, model NTG3.
All the files have different sounds since I was recording in the middle of the forest in different times of the day. Recording wild animals is not something You can plan, and I had to record whatever I can, no matter what was happening around. 90% of the files were deleted, and this 65 minutes is 10% I got left with. All the files sounds natural. You’ll find very reverberant sounds and ones that has less of the reverb. I could not be as close to the stags as I would like to be, since they are really easy to scare. Also there’s a problem with direction, because even when I got closer to them, they could turn in completely opposite direction, so roars sounds more distant. Sometimes between roars You’ll hear subtle sounds of me doing something close to microphones. I left those sounds so anyone can made edits in desired places, but that happens very rarely.
All sounds can be a part of sound design for horror games or movies, a lot of those reverberating roars sounds really terrifying. All the files were tagged in ProTools 11 for quick and easy access.”