Category: Sound Effects

Happy Holidays from Team PSE!

December, 25 2012 by PSE in Sound Effects

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 …

Jeff Bizub Uses Music Theory to Fix GE Engines

November, 14 2012 by PSE in Audio Branding, Interactive Media, Sound Design, Sound Effects

Talk about heavy metal. As you may have read, GE Engineer Jeff Bizub made small pockets of audio and engineering geeks giddy earlier this year when, essentially, he transposed the frequencies of spark ignition engines to pre-diagnose breakdowns before they happened. Chalk it up to Jeff Bizub’s academic background in music theory, which

Introducing the Pro Sound Effects™ Library Card

October, 4 2012 by PSE in Sound Effects

We’re thrilled to announce the Pro Sound Effects™ Library Card: a brand new, downloadable product that provides pre-paid access to our Online Library. The Library Card is available in four sizes: • $25 (10 downloads) • $50 (25 downloads) • $75 (40 downloads) • $100 (60 downloads) The process is simple, and provides you with …

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 …

Introducing PSE User Stories: First Up, Ben Minto of EA DICE

September, 25 2012 by PSE in PSE User Stories, Sound Design, Sound Effects

We are thrilled to have Ben Minto from Electronic Arts talk for the first of our PSE User Stories. Here’s what he had to say: “We started working with PSE when the Blastwave FX library was first released” says Mr. Minto, Audio Director at the EA DICE studio located in …

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 …

Pro Sound Effects Interview: Cow Hammer Throw Composer Bob Bell

August, 29 2012 by Administrator in Contests, Interactive Media, Interviews, Sound Effects, Uncategorized

Today we highlight one of our favorite runners-up from last month’s PSE Animal Olympic Competition. Bob Bell’s “Cow Hammer” submission was a mixed bag of audio wizardry, dark humor and splat-tastic creativity. What is your background in, or relation to sound design & audio production? I suppose I’m what you’d call a …