Category: How-To

8 Ways to Optimize Your Remote Sound Editing Setup

April 26, 2017 by David Forshee in How-To

Sound editing on-the-go? Try these tips for a faster, more streamlined workflow. While I always plan on doing my sound editing work on a desktop computer over speakers in my edit suite, there will always be times when having a reliable portable rig is incredibly useful and necessary. Inevitably, there …

Adapt Your Project Across Multi-Channel Formats with NUGEN Audio Halo Upmix

April 13, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Find out how to intuitively and efficiently translate audio projects between stereo and surround formats Multi-channel mixing projects can be incredibly time-consuming, especially when your client needs deliverables in multiple formats. How can you maintain the quality and integrity of your work for viewers in environments ranging from a laptop to a theater …

How to Clean Up Noisy Voiceover Recordings with iZotope RX

April 5, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Learn how to quickly fix common voiceover audio issues including background noise, mouth sounds, and plosives. Your clients expect high quality dialogue, and sometimes this can be a challenge. iZotope’s RX Audio Editor has become a go-to for sound professionals in film, TV, game audio, and broadcast to repair, enhance, …

Top 6 Pro Tools Shortcuts to Streamline Your Sound Editing Workflow

February 27, 2017 by David Forshee in How-To, Lists

Mastering Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts is an essential skill for sound editors and designers that want to work quickly. Speed is not the ultimate goal, of course, but with the speed that comes from an obsession with keyboard shortcuts you are able to realize your ideas more quickly. When these …

Tips for Recording Underwater Sound Effects with a Hydrophone

February 1, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Recordist of the Submerged library shares tips and tricks for capturing underwater sound effects with a hydrophone. – A hydrophone is a microphone designed to be used underwater. When recordist Colin Hart first learned about hydrophone recording, he was eager to explore a new world of sound. But he also found that hydrophones and working …

David Sonnenschein & Ric Viers Kick Off Webinar Series: Secrets For Great Film Sound

October 1, 2012 by PSE in Blastwave FX, Events and Parties, How-To, Interactive Media, Sound Effects

Starting today, David Sonnenschein and Blastwave FX’s Ric Viers are launching a six-part webinar series entitled SECRETS FOR GREAT FILM SOUND. The lectures are set to address specific challenges in audio recording, editing, and design. The program will also include raffle prizes along the way—like a tascam DR-40 handheld 4-track recorder, and an …

Tom Fleischman Talks Old School Sound Effect Libraries

September 21, 2012 by PSE in Audio Branding, Events and Parties, How-To, Interactive Media, Interviews, Sound Design, Sound Effects

Last night I attended “Music and Audio for Film,” a panel discussion held in the NYC SOHO Apple Store featuring Academy Award Winner (most recently for Hugo) Tom Fleischman. I came across a podcast Tom partook in with Hollywood-based 123 Film Easy. He spends some time discussing his entry into the sound-for-film …

Season 3 of Blastwave FX’s Detroit Chop Shop Series

August 8, 2012 by Administrator in Blastwave FX, How-To, Interactive Media, Interviews, Sound Design, Sound Effects, Uncategorized

Zombie Mayhem: Recording at the Chop Shop   Every week, our friends over at Blastwave FX offer up a new installment of their Detroit Chop Shop Series. If you’ve been missing out on Season 3, the series follows Ric Viers and his Blastwave interns, starting with the recording of this summer’s Zombie …

Behind the Aviation Collection: Stephan Schutze on Airplanes and Field Recording

August 6, 2012 by Administrator in How-To, Interviews, Sound Design, Sound Effects, Sound Librarian, Uncategorized

With “A Week Chasing Planes,” DesigningSound provides an in-depth look at the field recording expertise of Foundation and Aviation Collection creator Stephan Schütze. Written by Schütze himself, the extended feature chronicles his time spent recording sound effects for the Aviation Collection at airforce museums in Australia last summer. It’s (literally) a page out of the book of the audio …