I have an entire scene that takes place at base of a small / medium waterfall. I'm trying to create the ambience for the scene, but everything I try comes out sounding like white noise, and therefore a little 'phasey'. To make matters worse, I'm working in 5.1.
I've tried, slowing water recordings down and layering them under normal waterfall recordings, I've tried taking two mono recordings and panning them left/right with a heavy mid range recording in the center, mid / side recordings, etc, etc.
Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. I feel like this question might be a little vague, but I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has a good technique or idea for generally anchoring these kind of sounds.