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The Pro Sound Effects Year in Review (2014)

December 26, 2014 by Andrew Emge in Lists

As the new year approaches, it’s important to reflect on what has occurred over the past year – partly for mental and spiritual closure, but mostly to show off all of the cool stuff we did ūüôā 2014 was a great year for Pro Sound Effects! We¬†completely revamped our website,¬†released …

Hybrid Library: Life Cycle and Pricing

December 26, 2014 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library

Pro Sound Effects¬†created the¬†Hybrid Library¬†to give freelance sound designers affordable access to a big studio library – a $10,000 value available for a fraction of the price. Several Hybrid Library owners and applicants have asked about how pricing, updates and Expansions work throughout the year – in response, we put …

How Will Morton of Solid Audioworks Works

December 17, 2014 by Andrew Emge in How I Work, Interviews

The Pro Sound Effects¬†How I Work¬†series (inspired by¬†Lifehacker) asks¬†Hybrid Library¬†owners what inspires them and what tools and routines help them get work done from day to day. This interview is How I Work #2 – see below for other interviews in the series. Name:¬†Will Morton Occupation: Game Sound Designer Location:¬†Scotland, …

Hybrid Library Sale Ends December 31st

December 17, 2014 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library

30 discounted units available for freelance sound designers ‘Tis the Season for the annual Pro Sound Effects¬†Hybrid Library¬†sale and only 30 units remain available at $1,500. After December 31, the Hybrid Library will go back up to $2,500 for qualified freelance sound designers. ‚ÄúThe Hybrid Library is a big studio …

Beau Borders Is Not Your Average Film Mixer

December 11, 2014 by Andrew Emge in Video

Nor is he a typical PSE client! Sure, Beau Borders is a successful feature film mixer and sound editor (IMDb). But he also happens to be a professional racecar driver. Yes, you read that correctly. Beau is a Sound Mixing¬†Academy Award¬†nominee for his work on Lone Survivor. He¬†has collaborated on …

How Matt Piersall of Gl33k Works

December 3, 2014 by David Forshee in How I Work, Interviews

The Pro Sound Effects How I Work series (inspired by Lifehacker) asks Hybrid Library owners what inspires them and what tools and routines help them get work done from day to day. This interview is¬†How I Work¬†#1 – see below for other interviews in the series. Name:¬†Matt Piersall Occupation: Game …

Pro Sound Effects Expansion 2 Library

December 2, 2014 by Andrew Emge in Sound Effects

62 GB of Ambiences, Impulse Responses and Production Elements The Pro Sound Effects¬†team would like to take a minute to highlight a recent new release: the Expansion 2¬†library –¬†2,721 royalty-free sound effects (62 GB) of indoor & outdoor ambiences, impulse responses, new production elements, and sports recordings. Developed with user …

How This Brooklyn Sound Designer Is Making It in Indie Film

November 17, 2014 by David Forshee in Sound Design

Pro Sound Effects is proud to announce our first Sound Design Spotlight interview featuring Ryan Billia from Rumble Audio in Brooklyn, NY. In this video, Ryan: Shows us his one-stop audio post facility in East Williamsburg Details his particular approach to sound design and the creative process Describes how he …

PSE Interview: SoundBits (Audio)

November 14, 2014 by Andrew Emge in Interviews

DRUM ROLL PLEASE… Introducing the newest addition to the¬†Pro Sound Effects Library: SoundBits! Take a few minutes to get to know the man behind the superb and prolific (5 collections released since September!) SoundBits catalog – sound designer Saro Sahihi.¬†In this Introduction, Saro talks about what SoundBits is all about, …