Category: Sound Design

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 – on sale through June 30th. 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 why having access to a …

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 …

How This Brooklyn Sound Designer Is Making It in Indie Film

November 17, 2014 by David Forshee in Interviews, Sound Design

Sound Design Spotlight interview featuring Ryan Billia from Rumble Audio (Brooklyn, NY) Pro Sound Effects spent a day with indie film sound designer, Ryan Billia, to capture the creative spirit of storytelling through sound design and technology. In this video, Ryan: Shows us his one-stop audio post facility Rumble Audio in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, …

NYTimes: Museums Embrace Works Made of Sound

August 7, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Design

This is a fantastic article from the NY Times about some upcoming sound art installations at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  We are excited to visit these installations as they open, and are truly excited about the growing popularity of Sound Art in …

The Sound Effects of Star Trek Into Darkness

May 22, 2013 by David Forshee in Sound Design

Here’s a great video from CNET news about the sound effects of Star Trek Into Darkness featuring legendary sound designer Ben Burtt.  See what weapon sounds you can create from a dog mixed with a rocket! Star Trek Into Darkness is now playing in theaters, and I highly recommend that …