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

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

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 …

Top 6 Pro Tools Shortcuts to Streamline Your Sound Editing Workflow

Top 6 Pro Tools Shortcuts to Streamline Your Sound Editing Workflow

February 27, 2017 by David Forshee in How-To, Lists

Mastering Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts is an essential skill for sound editors and designers that want to work quickly. Speed is not the ultimate goal, of course, but with the speed that comes from an obsession with keyboard shortcuts you are able to realize your ideas more quickly. When these …

Tips for Recording Underwater Sound Effects with a Hydrophone

Tips for Recording Underwater Sound Effects with a Hydrophone

February 1, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Recordist of the Submerged library shares tips and tricks for capturing underwater sound effects with a hydrophone. – A hydrophone is a microphone designed to be used underwater. When recordist Colin Hart first learned about hydrophone recording, he was eager to explore a new world of sound. But he also found that hydrophones and working …

Hybrid Library Wins ANR Sonic Joy Award 2016

Hybrid Library Wins ANR Sonic Joy Award 2016

January 25, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Awards

The Pro Sound Effects Hybrid Library has been presented with a 2016 Sonic Joy Award from AudioNewsRoom in the Best Sound Design Tools category! This category of ANR’s Sonic Joy Award features audio tools relied on by sound designers, editors and engineers across the industry to create the sound behind top films, TV …

What’s New in the Hybrid Library 2017

What’s New in the Hybrid Library 2017

December 22, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library, New Features

This year the Hybrid Library saw a significant update, and we are excited to share more about the latest features of the “The Sound Designer’s Secret Weapon.” We designed the Hybrid Library to be your go-to general sound effects library for daily use – a reliable source of creative fuel …

How Justin Hollis Works: Sound Designer at Hexany Audio

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, …

Refer a Friend to the Freelancer Progam, Get Free Downloads

Refer a Friend to the Freelancer Progam, Get Free Downloads

December 7, 2016 by PSE in Freelancer Program

Know any freelance media creators? Tell them about the Pro Sound Effects Freelancer Program! – If they apply before December 31, 2016 and provide your email address or Twitter handle in the Partner Priority Code field, we’ll send you a code for a 10 free downloads ($50 value) from our Online Library! If they purchase the Hybrid Library (60% …

Post Magazine Review: Hybrid Library 2017

Post Magazine Review: Hybrid Library 2017

December 1, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library, Library Reviews

Post Magazine recently published a review of the new Hybrid Library 2017 – written by freelance sound designer and re-recording mixer, Adrian Ferry. “The Hybrid 2017 is the most thorough cross-sectional library that I have used in 18 years of work in the film & television industry.” “It obviously paid …

Introducing Hybrid Library 2017: New Features with Limited Sale for Freelancers

Introducing Hybrid Library 2017: New Features with Limited Sale for Freelancers

November 22, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library, Library Releases

New version of “The Sound Designer’s Secret Weapon” is available now at 60% off for the first 150 Freelancers applicants through December 31st Hybrid Library 2017 – the latest edition of our best overall value, #1 reviewed general sound effects library – was designed to enable media creators to tell the best story …