Category: How-To

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 …

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 …

Top 6 BaseHead features for efficient sound editing workflow

May 12, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Discover ways to stay organized and speed up your workflow with BaseHead 4.x Ultra search software. Whether you’re a sound editor or sound designer, effectively and efficiently organizing, searching, and implementing sound effects from your library is absolutely critical to stay on time, under budget, and within the creative zone. …

8 ways to optimize your remote sound editing setup

April 26, 2017 by David Forshee in How-To

Sound editing on-the-go? Try these tips for a faster, more streamlined workflow. While I always plan on doing my sound editing work on a desktop computer over speakers in my edit suite, there will always be times when having a reliable portable rig is incredibly useful and necessary. Inevitably, there …

Adapt your project across multi-channel formats with NUGEN Audio Halo Upmix

April 13, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Find out how to intuitively and efficiently translate audio projects between stereo and surround formats Multi-channel mixing projects can be incredibly time-consuming, especially when your client needs deliverables in multiple formats. How can you maintain the quality and integrity of your work for viewers in environments ranging from a laptop to a theater …

How to clean up noisy voiceover recordings with iZotope RX

April 5, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Learn how to quickly fix common voiceover audio issues including background noise, mouth sounds, and plosives. Your clients expect high quality dialogue, and sometimes this can be a challenge. iZotope’s RX Audio Editor has become a go-to for sound professionals in film, TV, game audio, and broadcast to repair, enhance, …

Top 6 Pro Tools Shortcuts to Streamline Your Sound Editing Workflow

February 27, 2017 by David Forshee in How-To, Lists

Mastering Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts is an essential skill for sound editors and designers that want to work quickly. Speed is not the ultimate goal, of course, but with the speed that comes from an obsession with keyboard shortcuts you are able to realize your ideas more quickly. When these …

Tips for Recording Underwater Sound Effects with a Hydrophone

February 1, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To

Recordist of the Submerged library shares tips and tricks for capturing underwater sound effects with a hydrophone. – A hydrophone is a microphone designed to be used underwater. When recordist Colin Hart first learned about hydrophone recording, he was eager to explore a new world of sound. But he also found that hydrophones and working …

David Sonnenschein & Ric Viers Kick Off Webinar Series: Secrets For Great Film Sound

October 1, 2012 by PSE in Blastwave FX, Events and Parties, How-To, Interactive Media, Sound Effects

Starting today, David Sonnenschein and Blastwave FX’s Ric Viers are launching a six-part webinar series entitled SECRETS FOR GREAT FILM SOUND. The lectures are set to address specific challenges in audio recording, editing, and design. The program will also include raffle prizes along the way—like a tascam DR-40 handheld 4-track recorder, and an …