Category: Interviews

The Subtle, Powerful Sound of Oscar Winner ‘The Salesman’

March 17, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi made headlines when his film ‘The Salesman’ won the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but not simply for winning the award twice since 2012. Farhadi chose not to attend the Oscars ceremony in solidarity with those affected by the recent U.S. travel ban. Instead, Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari …

Find Inspiration for Your Next Sound Design Project

March 8, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design

Feeling inspired to create compelling work can be a serious obstacle for sound designers and audio professionals – especially when you’re on tight deadlines, tiny budgets, and juggling multiple projects. What do you do when you’re simply out of ideas? We’ve talked to dozens of successful sound designers, sound editors and …

How Justin Hollis Works: Sound Designer at Hexany Audio

December 20, 2016 by Andrew Emge in How I Work, Hybrid Library, Interviews

The Pro Sound Effects ‘How I Work’ series (inspired by Lifehacker) asks Hybrid Library users what inspires them and what tools and routines help them get work done from day to day. We recently had the chance to catch up with Hexany Audio, a Los Angeles-based audio team specializing in original music and sound for games, …

Interview with Masato Ushijima, Recordist of Tokyo Ambisonics

October 27, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Interviews

Tokyo Ambisonics lets users control perspective of pristine urban atmospheres in real-time with “virtual mic” software. Download the free sampler to try it out! We spoke with Tokyo Ambisonics recordist, Masato Ushijima, about the recording process, his audio background, thoughts on the Ambisonics format & more. PSE: Hi Masato! Can you share a …

VR Audio Interview Featured on Designing Sound

August 9, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Interviews

Virtual reality is a new frontier for audio and sound design. The industry is buzzing with potential and new technology, though many elements have yet to be figured out. Travis Fodor is an audio engineer, editor and sound designer who has worked with a variety of VR startups and 360 …

PSE featured in Designing Sound interview series

June 24, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Interviews

Hear from Team PSE in the latest installment of the “Pushing the Boundary – Your Stories: SFX Creators” series on Designing Sound. Keeping in line with their monthly theme of Pushing The Boundary, Designing Sound asked Pro Sound Effects how we’ve pushed the boundaries in recording, designing, and selling sound effects. We discuss the creation and …

How Andrew Tracy of One Thousand Birds Works

December 9, 2015 by Andrew Emge in How I Work, Interviews

The Pro Sound Effects How I Work series (inspired by Lifehacker) asks Hybrid Library owners what inspires them and what tools and routines help them get work done from day to day. This interview is How I Work #7 – see link at the bottom of the post for other interviews in the series. Name: Andrew …

How Allison Casey of Gramercy Post Works

November 18, 2015 by Andrew Emge in How I Work, Interviews

The Pro Sound Effects How I Work series (inspired by Lifehacker) asks Hybrid Library owners what inspires them and what tools and routines help them get work done from day to day. This interview is How I Work #6 – see link at the bottom of the post for other interviews in the series. Name: Allison …

Forbes Examines Modern Sound Design with Pro Sound Effects

October 2, 2015 by Andrew Emge in Interviews

In a recent Forbes article, author Nick Messitte spoke with Team PSE about the role sound effects libraries play in the sound design industry. The article examines the current state of sound libraries with Pro Sound Effects as the focal point. Messitte is familiar with Pro Sound Effects (he is a Hybrid Library user), stating: …

How David Barbee Works

May 26, 2015 by Andrew Emge in How I Work, Interviews

The Pro Sound Effects How I Work series (inspired by Lifehacker) asks Hybrid Library owners what inspires them and what tools and routines help them get work done from day to day. This interview is How I Work #5 – see link below for other interviews in the series. Name: David Barbee Occupation: Freelance Sound …