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Translating Emotion: Sound design for advertising with Joseph Fraioli

Translating Emotion: Sound design for advertising with Joseph Fraioli

October 16, 2017 by Andreas Russo in Interviews, Sound Design

Step inside the process and experiences of sound designing ads for some of the world’s biggest companies. Joseph Fraioli is a sound designer and PSE Master Library user working on some of the most interesting advertising projects out there, with clients ranging from Ogilvy to Google. He works out of …

Top 5 Sound Editing Tools for Beginners

Top 5 Sound Editing Tools for Beginners

October 9, 2017 by Vinny Alfano in Lists

Get started recording, editing, mixing, and organizing your own sounds with reliable and affordable gear If you want to be a sound editor you’ve got to have to the right tools for the job! Or jobs, that is… Sound editors have a lot of responsibilities which include listening, editing, recording, …

Designing the Afterlife: Behind the sound of Flatliners

Designing the Afterlife: Behind the sound of Flatliners

October 4, 2017 by Jennifer Walden in Film Sound, Interviews

Discover the methods and tools used by the Flatliners sound team to guide the viewer between worlds. What happens after you die? In the film Flatliners, now in theaters, a group of medical students seek the answer to that question by intentionally stopping their hearts for a specified amount of time. …

The Odyssey Collection: Essentials Library Tour with Brad Engleking

The Odyssey Collection: Essentials Library Tour with Brad Engleking

September 27, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Reviews

Take an inside look (and listen) at the quality, depth, and breadth of The Odyssey Collection: Essentials. Watch sound supervisor and re-recording mixer Brad Engleking (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete Kills & more) explore The Odyssey Collection: Essentials. Discover what he finds most useful and why he loves the library’s depth, recording …

4,000 Hours & Counting: How to sculpt a professional sound effects library

4,000 Hours & Counting: How to sculpt a professional sound effects library

September 22, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To, Sound Effects

Discover the Pro Sound Effects Editorial Team’s approach to developing The Odyssey Collection sound effects library and tools of choice to get the job done. When we partnered with Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson to create The Odyssey Collection, we were very impressed with the quality and the depth …

Announcing The Odyssey Collection: Essentials by Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson

Announcing The Odyssey Collection: Essentials by Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson

September 14, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases

Available now – exclusive sound library curated from the life’s work of two Academy Award®-winners encompassing over 36 years of feature film sound. We are proud to announce The Odyssey Collection: Essentials – the first exclusive sound effects library from our partnership with award-winning sound editors Mark Mangini & Richard …

Setting the studio on fire: Recording sounds for Raiders of the Lost Ark

Setting the studio on fire: Recording sounds for Raiders of the Lost Ark

August 24, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Effects

Discover the lengths that true sound effects recordists will go to capture the perfect sound. As we’re diligently developing the soon-to-be-released Mangini-Anderson Sound Library for your personal use and exploring its sonic treasures, we uncovered a historic sound effect story that was too good to keep to ourselves. We recently …

How to create Pro Tools session templates for sound effects editing

How to create Pro Tools session templates for sound effects editing

August 22, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Configure Pro Tools session templates for efficient FX and background editorial. Templates are a very important part of the sound editing process. When I begin a project, it’s essential that I’m not wasting energy reorganizing and rerouting tracks. Instead, when I begin editorial, I want to focus on the story …

Sound design tips from Oscar® winner Sylvain Bellemare

Sound design tips from Oscar® winner Sylvain Bellemare

August 16, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how sound designer and editor Sylvain Bellamare uses backgrounds and silence to guide narrative. Sylvain Bellemare, winner of the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Sound Editing for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Arrival, was featured on the latest episode of CBC Arts’ The Filmmakers – an interview series highlighting creative talent behind popular …

Spatial Connect: The VR audio workflow tool sound designers have been waiting for

Spatial Connect: The VR audio workflow tool sound designers have been waiting for

August 8, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, Interactive Media, Interviews

Dear Reality co-founder, Christian Sander, discusses dearVR Spatial Connect – the new VR audio mixing tool that promises to revolutionize 3D audio workflow. Even as 3D audio technology has advanced in recent years, the disconnect between DAW and VR engines has remained a pain point for sound designers working in …