I am a MSc Sound Design Student at Leeds Met Uni in the UK and for my final major project (starting now and handed in at the end of September) I am proposing to make a Kontakt-based sampler instrument for Foley. The rationale behind this is to create a sampler instrument that saves time, and more importantly money for creating basic foley for low budget film & TV etc.
As Foley is quite a vast area, I need to narrow down the possible areas covered by the instrument so I can complete the project in the time frame I have. I was thinking of starting off with footsteps as one of the sampler sounds.
I would love your thoughts and ideas on what sounds I should concentrate on and suggestions of the operation of the instrument (for example random sample triggering for footsteps or an arpeggiator control to speed up/slow down steps)
Also - I must mention that this pack may not be restricted to just human foley sounds. I shall be looking at all the options and may include such things as household sounds, vehicles or any other sounds. As it is so vast this is why I need you help and input on what I may include! I will also need testers as soon as I have a working model of the instrument.
Looking forward to reading your replies.