Tag: sound design

8 Ways to Optimize Your Remote Sound Editing Setup

April 26, 2017 by David Forshee in How-To

Sound editing on-the-go? Try these tips for a faster, more streamlined workflow. While I always plan on doing my sound editing work on a desktop computer over speakers in my edit suite, there will always be times when having a reliable portable rig is incredibly useful and necessary. Inevitably, there …

Adapt Your Project Across Multi-Channel Formats with NUGEN Audio Halo Upmix

April 13, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Find out how to intuitively and efficiently translate audio projects between stereo and surround formats Multi-channel mixing projects can be incredibly time-consuming, especially when your client needs deliverables in multiple formats. How can you maintain the quality and integrity of your work for viewers in environments ranging from a laptop to a theater …

3 Reasons Why Investing in a General Library Gives Your Business an Edge

April 11, 2017 by Douglas Price in Lists, Sound Effects Licensing

I founded Pro Sound Effects in 2004 with a simple goal: Empower professional media creators to unleash their full creative and productive potential. I’ve always looked for ways to shorten the time between inspiration and actualization, to narrow the gap between your initial creative spark and the finished result playing …

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 …

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

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 …

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, …

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 …