Author: PSE

Salmon Swimming Sound for Those About to Slosh

November 20, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

You’re familiar with the plight of the salmon: theirs is a life spent swimming upstream, in both fresh and salt water, plagued all the way by bears and fishermen’s nets. The Pacific salmon never repeats this cycle. It makes the round trip to the stream where it hatched, spawns the …

Black Spider Monkey Call for You Social Creatures

November 16, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

If the rainforest were like high school, then black spider monkeys—despite longish arms some might call freakish, or at least disproportionate—are basically the popular kids. Quite the socialite, the black spider monkey tends to hang in groups of two to three dozen at a time. Although still fairly healthy in …

Jeff Bizub Uses Music Theory to Fix GE Engines

November 14, 2012 by PSE in Audio Branding, Interactive Media, Sound Design, Sound Effects

Talk about heavy metal. As you may have read, GE Engineer Jeff Bizub made small pockets of audio and engineering geeks giddy earlier this year when, essentially, he transposed the frequencies of spark ignition engines to pre-diagnose breakdowns before they happened. Chalk it up to Jeff Bizub’s academic background in music theory, which

Indian Elephant Call for Trumpeting Your Arrival

October 30, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Indian elephants are distinguished by their small ears (vs. the larger ones of the African elephant). Behind them are very soft spots, often called the knuckle, which trainers and riders steer with their feet. Some will live upwards of 70 years; all are protected by the Endangered Species Act due …

Macaw Flight Call to Mark Your Territory

October 25, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Macaws are an endangered species, and one of the most colorful members of the parrot family. Their loud calls help them communicate within a flock, stake out territory and identify one another. That’s why they squawk with such force: they need to be loud enough to cut through rain forest …

Arctic Fox Pup Shriek Will Give You Chills

October 23, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Arctic fox pups are referred to as kits, whelps or cubs. Their round, compact bodies minimize the surface area exposed to the cold, which conserves heat. But at first they remain with their mothers in the safety of a den, which the father protects and provides with food. Did you …

ABA Names Finalists for Audio Branding Award to be Presented Dec. 11

October 19, 2012 by PSE in Audio Branding, Contests, Events and Parties, Sound Effects Licensing

This week, the Audio Branding Academy’s judging panel named their shortlist of finalists for this year’s International Audio Branding Award, which will be presented at the Audio Branding Congress (ABC2012) in Oxford, UK, December 11th. The submissions hailed from across the globe, and presented the six judges with a three-way tie …

Marine Iguana Sneeze Sound to Ward Off Germaphobes

October 18, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Marine iguanas normally eat underwater, from algae beds. A curious result of which is sneezing, since, after returning to land, they must excrete the saltwater they’ve swallowed. These endangered creatures are the only seafaring lizards that exist, and can hold their breath under water for up to 45 minutes—that’s nothing …

Bengal Tiger Roar Sound Effect to Earn Your Stripes

October 16, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Bengal tigers are the national animal of both Bangladesh and India. Their roar is among the mightiest of any big cat: it can be heard from a range of two miles. Bengals are the most common tiger and number about half of all wild tigers, though that’s not too many, …

Penguin Billing Sound for the Socially Awkward

October 10, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

We all know penguins as those well-dressed, black-and-white birds from the icy hinterlands. Did you know that these classy (and also endangered) birds often greet one another by tapping their bills against each other’s—it’s called ‘billing’. But as this sound effect also demonstrates, penguins sometimes greet one another with a …