Tag: sound design

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 …

Creating the Sound of Madden NFL 17 with Solid Audioworks

August 30, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio

Solid Audioworks recently announced that, for the past year, they joined forces with the audio team at EA Sports to create the sound for Madden NFL 17. Watch the video above to learn how Will Morton & Craig Conner approached recording and mixing the game audio to achieve an exciting and immersive blend of broadcast sports, Hollywood, and …

Pro Sound Effects Sponsors GameSoundCon 2016

August 25, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Trade Shows

Register with our sponsor code PROSNDGSC for 15% off! GameSoundCon, the premier conference for video game music and sound design, takes places this year on September 27-28 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Pro Sound Effects is sponsoring GameSoundCon for the third consecutive year! Stop by the PSE booth for a demo, or …

VR Audio Interview Featured on Designing Sound

August 9, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Interviews

Virtual reality is a new frontier for audio and sound design. The industry is buzzing with potential and new technology, though many elements have yet to be figured out. Travis Fodor is an audio engineer, editor and sound designer who has worked with a variety of VR startups and 360 …

Freelancer Program now open for year-round enrollment

June 16, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Freelancer Program

Freelance media creators save up to 60% on libraries & software – Freelancer? Independent? Doing it your way? Then we have good news for you. Enrollment for the Pro Sound Effects Freelancer Program is now open year-round! Any sound designer, sound editor, audio engineer or media creator can apply for free. …