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Pro Tools Mixing Automation Tutorial with Brad Engleking

Pro Tools Mixing Automation Tutorial with Brad Engleking

February 13, 2018 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Mix your audio post projects as efficiently as possible with these Pro Tools mixing automation tips. Most freelancers don’t have a huge mixing console, but that shouldn’t hold you back. In this in-depth video tutorial, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Brad Engleking (Sin City 2, Machete Kills) shares his …

Recording animal sound effects with Ann Kroeber

Recording animal sound effects with Ann Kroeber

January 30, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Recording

Get insight on the methods used by one of the most accomplished animal recordists in film and game audio, Ann Kroeber. Layering animal sound effects is a common sound design trick. An elephant screech famously contributes to the classic Star Wars® TIE Fighter sound, roaring lions are tucked into revving …

Expanding a Universe: Inside the sound of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Expanding a Universe: Inside the sound of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

January 18, 2018 by Jennifer Walden in Film Sound, Interviews

Find out how the sound team from Star Wars: The Last Jedi approached and built the film’s stellar sound – from vocal processing to Rey’s mirror world. For sound designer Ren Klyce, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a dream come true. It was his first professional foray into the Star Wars …

How to build an efficient sound library to save time and increase production value

How to build an efficient sound library to save time and increase production value

January 4, 2018 by Jeremy Siegel in How-To, Sound Effects Licensing

Looking to ramp up your the value of your media productions? We’re seeing more and more creative teams come to us looking to take their work’s sound to the next level. So we created this guide to help demystify your options and start you down the path to sonic success. …

How sound designers use the Hybrid Library for indie film projects

How sound designers use the Hybrid Library for indie film projects

December 18, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library, Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how Ryan Billia creates with the Hybrid Library in his one-stop audio post facility. Pro Sound Effects spent a day with sound designer Ryan Billia in his Rumble Audio studio in Brooklyn, NY to capture his creative process and approach to film sound. As the owner of a multi-service …

Sound Design Tutorial with the Hybrid Library

Sound Design Tutorial with the Hybrid Library

December 12, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Hybrid Library, Sound Design

Bring stories to life with the Hybrid Library – your go-to general sound library for daily use on any project. Watch Jonah Guelzo (Divergent, RoboCop, Furious 7) use the Hybrid Library to quickly search and spot sound effects to design and mix a suspenseful short film scene. Learn why having access to …

Building Sonic Worlds: Mark Mangini on the dynamic, immersive sound of Blade Runner 2049

Building Sonic Worlds: Mark Mangini on the dynamic, immersive sound of Blade Runner 2049

November 16, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Film Sound, Interviews

Take an in-depth look at the creation process of Blade Runner 2049’s bold sonic universe with supervising sound editor Mark Mangini. The sound of Blade Runner 2049 is striking. Even non-soundfolk are likely to recognize the crucial role it plays throughout the expansive follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult …

Project Volare: Learn filmmaking techniques and win prizes

Project Volare: Learn filmmaking techniques and win prizes

November 6, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Contests, How-To

Watch, learn, interact, and win with Project Volare: A six-week short film series and interactive guide to filmmaking. Created by Joel Guelzo & Jonah Guelzo, Project Volare seeks to provide invaluable learning resources for up-and-coming filmmakers. You may recognize Jonah Guelzo from Hybrid Library and BaseHead tutorial videos on the …

Inside the sleek, interactive sound design of award-winning iOS puzzle app Blackbox

Inside the sleek, interactive sound design of award-winning iOS puzzle app Blackbox

October 31, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, Interviews, Sound Design

Discover how the sound design of Blackbox was created to complement and guide its unique gameplay. When developer Ryan McLeod devised the abstract puzzle iOS app Blackbox, he began on the principle that all challenges be solvable without touching the screen. The result was much more than that: a collection of …

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 …