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Announcing: Cinematic Winds Library from Film Sound Legends Ann Kroeber & Alan Splet

Announcing: Cinematic Winds Library from Film Sound Legends Ann Kroeber & Alan Splet

March 27, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases

Powerful, evocative wind recordings now available for royalty-free use in your own projects with the Cinematic Winds sound effects library. If you don’t already know their names, you’ve certainly heard their work. Well known for their collaboration with David Lynch, Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet’s unique sound effects and design work can …

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 Film Sound, 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 …

The 20 Most Popular Types of Sound Effects

The 20 Most Popular Types of Sound Effects

January 10, 2017 by PSE in Lists

If there’s a sound you need, any sound, chances are you’ll find it online. Heck, there are sound effects available for the obscurest of the obscure, from Olympic curling to yogurt curdling. But what are some of the most popular sound effects online? What sounds do filmmakers and game developers want most …

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% …