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Sonic Odysseys: Tales of epic recording sessions with Mark Mangini

Sonic Odysseys: Tales of epic recording sessions with Mark Mangini

April 18, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Effects

Get the stories behind some of countless rare and big-budget sound effects recording sessions fueling The Odyssey Collection. Throughout their careers, Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson have seen their fair share of extraordinary recording sessions. Our new miniseries “Sonic Odysseys: Tales of epic recording sessions” …

Engaging Silence: Behind the daring sound of A Quiet Place

Engaging Silence: Behind the daring sound of A Quiet Place

April 17, 2018 by Vinny Alfano in Film Sound, Interviews

Learn about the intricate and risky sonic decisions made while creating the sound of A Quiet Place. Watching A Quiet Place will make you feel more like a participant than a spectator. A family of five in a post-apocalyptic world must try to survive while vicious creatures are on the …

What are sound artists creating with The Odyssey Collection?

What are sound artists creating with The Odyssey Collection?

March 22, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Effects

You care about craftsmanship, and so do we. When we partnered with Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson to develop their private sound library into The Odyssey Collection, we saw an opportunity to create a sonic toolset of unprecedented quality, originality and utility for sound artists …

Storytelling with sound effects – with Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson

Storytelling with sound effects – with Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson

March 7, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Effects

Learn how renowned feature film sound artists approach the creative use of sound effects as a narrative tool. Sound is half of the movie experience. Directors including George Lucas and David Lynch have said so themselves. And if you’re reading the Pro Sound Effects blog, I’m likely preaching to the …

Congratulations to 2018 Sound Award Winners and Nominees

Congratulations to 2018 Sound Award Winners and Nominees

March 5, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Awards

Check out the Pro Sound Effects library partners and users recognized this award season for their outstanding sound work. At Pro Sound Effects, our goal is to inspire and empower you to tell any story with the highest quality sounds available. We’re proud to show support for PSE family who …

How to record Ambisonics with the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic

How to record Ambisonics with the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic

February 27, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, How-To, Sound Recording

Get tips for capturing immersive 3D audio recordings with the AMBEO VR. In the growing landscape of spatial audio, we want our users to have access to the best resources available. We recently launched our VR Field Recording Giveaway featuring state-of-the-art 3D audio tools from Sennheiser, Zoom, and BaseHead along with …

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. …