Category: Library Reviews

Randi Altman’s postPerspective Reviews NYC Ambisonics Sound Effects Library

February 8, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Library Reviews

Produced and recorded by Pro Sound Effects, NYC Ambisonics is a sound effects library of New York City ambiences recorded with a SoundField microphone. The Ambisonics format allows sound editors and mixers to tweak “virtual microphones” in real time with bundled software from TSL Products. This means the recordings can be decoded to …

Pro Tools Expert Reviews NYC Ambisonics

August 27, 2015 by Andrew Emge in Library Reviews

This week’s Sunday Sound Effects Round Up on Pro Tools Expert features a top-notch review of our newest sound library, NYC Ambisonics! Written by PTE Editor, Mike Thorton, the review begins with a brief technical examination of the Ambisonics format. Mike then dives into the specifics of NYC Ambisonics, raving about …

Freelance Sound Designers Review the Hybrid Library

October 28, 2013 by David Forshee in Library Reviews

The Hybrid Library (dubbed “The Robin Hood of Sound Effects Libraries“) was put together with the freelance sound designer in mind.  In fact, the contents of the Hybrid Library were based on feedback that we received from working freelance sound designers.  So nothing makes us happier than receiving these reviews from working …

Designing Sound Review of the Hybrid Library

March 7, 2013 by David Forshee in Library Reviews

Shaun Farley from Designing Sound posted an incredibly detailed review of The Hybrid Library.  I encourage you to read the full review at, but here are some of the highlights: Blastwave FX: “These are all high quality sounds with effective metadata. Out of all the libraries we currently have at …

Introducing the Hybrid Library: Freelance Sound Designers, Rejoice!

December 6, 2012 by PSE in Library Reviews, Sound Design, Sound Effects

If you’re the type to get your PSE news here first, well then you’ve got some catching up to do! Earlier this week Pro Sound Effects™ released its Hybrid Library for Freelance Sound Designers. The Hybrid Library is a combination of 50,000+ sound effects on one hard drive, plus Online …

PSE Interview: The Winner of Our Audio Olympic Competition, Saro Sahihi

August 23, 2012 by Administrator in Contests, Interviews, Library Reviews, Sound Design, Sound Effects

On Monday we announced the champion of our Audio Olympics: Saro Sahihi, the German sound designer behind SoundBits, a one-man Project Studio specializing in design, mixing and remixing. (He also happens to lecture at the SAE Institute in Stuttgart.) We caught up with Mr. Sahihi earlier this week to talk shop, and go …

Sound Effects in the Classroom: PSE at Campus Technology Conference 2012

July 20, 2012 by Administrator in Events and Parties, Interactive Media, Library Reviews, Sound Effects, Sound Effects Licensing, Trade Shows, Uncategorized

Sound effects and audio libraries have traditionally been an overlooked aspect of higher education. That’s something Pro Sound Effects was looking to change at this year’s  Campus Technology Conference in Boston; PSE exhibited exhibited our Online Library, currently used by Texas A&M and Elon University, among others, and PSE President Douglas Price presented a poster session exploring the applications of …

Featured Sound Effects Library: Soundrangers, by Develop

June 14, 2012 by Administrator in Interactive Media, Interviews, Library Reviews, Sound Design, Sound Effects, Uncategorized

Develop recently ran a feature on Soundrangers outlining what makes the library great for feature films, but great for video game developers. Check out the piece, which features Soundrangers co-founder and sound designer Barry Dowsett.