Category: Sound Design

Sound design tips from Oscar® winner Sylvain Bellemare

August 16, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how sound designer and editor Sylvain Bellamare uses backgrounds and silence to guide narrative. Sylvain Bellemare, winner of the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Sound Editing for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Arrival, was featured on the latest episode of CBC Arts’ The Filmmakers – an interview series highlighting creative talent behind popular …

Mark Mangini on why you should record at high sample rates

July 20, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design

“As a sound designer for motion pictures, I live and die by the quality of my library.” With a film sound career spanning 36 years, 100+ film credits, and a dozen awards and nominations, Mark Mangini’s sonic prowess is highly regarded in the world of audio post. You can find …

Expressive Machines: Martin Stig Andersen’s award-winning game audio for INSIDE

July 12, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how game sound designer and composer Martin Stig Andersen worked with source sounds from renowned recordist Ann Kroeber to create the stirring emotional depth of Playdead’s hit game INSIDE. Recently, Pro Sound Effects released Industrial Sounds with Soul – our second library recorded and designed by film sound pioneers …

Sound Design Tutorial with the Hybrid Library

June 26, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library, Sound Design, Video

Bring stories to life with the Hybrid Library – your go-to general library for daily use on any project. In the video above, watch sound professional Jonah Guelzo (Divergent, RoboCop, Furious 7) use the Hybrid Library to quickly search and spot sound effects to design and mix a suspenseful short film scene. Learn …

Sound Designing the Mechanical Beasts of ‘Titanfall 2’

May 1, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, Sound Design

Learn how the Lead Sound Designer of Titanfall 2 created complex robotic sounds that bring the Titans to life. Respawn Entertainment, PSE-clients and makers of the award-winning game Titanfall, recently posted a blog article featuring Rick Hernandez, Lead Sound Designer for the Multiplayer component of the Titanfall franchise. The latest release, Titanfall …

Enter the “Upgrade Your Sound Design Rig” Giveaway

April 3, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Contests, Sound Design

We know how hard you work to deliver great sound for your clients, and we want to help you get a leg up on the competition. Introducing the Pro Sound Effects Upgrade Your Sound Design Rig Giveaway! With four prize bundles totaling $15,000+ in audio tools, this collection of industry-leading software, hardware, …

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 …

Hybrid Owner Explores Touch & Motion Controls in Sound Design

January 27, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design

Inspired by how different workflows can influence the end result… post audio engineer and Hybrid Library owner, Justin Spasevski, decided to take a close look at a variety of touch and motion controls available to sound designers. “Given recent technological advancements in capacitive touch screens and consumer level motion sensors, I have found …

Sound Design With Iris 2 + The Hybrid Library

June 3, 2015 by David Forshee in Sound Design

As a sound designer for independent film, I look for tools that get the job done quickly while not hindering the creative workflow that is at the core of what I do. With Iris 2, iZotope has improved upon what was already one of my favorite tools for sound design. There …