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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 …

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 …