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Sound designing the mechanical beasts of ‘Titanfall 2’

Sound designing the mechanical beasts of ‘Titanfall 2’

May 1, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, Sound Design

Learn how the Lead Sound Designer of Titanfall 2 created complex robotic sounds that bring the Titans to life. Respawn Entertainment, PSE-clients and makers of the award-winning game Titanfall, recently posted a blog article featuring Rick Hernandez, Lead Sound Designer for the Multiplayer component of the Titanfall franchise. The latest release, Titanfall …

8 ways to optimize your remote sound editing setup

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 …

Mark Mangini & Richard Anderson Join the Pro Sound Effects Library

Mark Mangini & Richard Anderson Join the Pro Sound Effects Library

April 19, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases

Academy Award®-winning sound editors to release exclusive world-class sound effects libraries. In an ongoing collaboration, Pro Sound Effects is teaming up with two award-winning post audio veterans, Mark Mangini (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fifth Element & more) and Richard L. Anderson (The Lion King, Raiders of the Lost Ark & more), to …

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

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 …

3 reasons why investing in a General Library gives your business an edge

3 reasons why investing in a General Library gives your business an edge

April 11, 2017 by Douglas Price in Lists, Sound Effects Licensing

I founded Pro Sound Effects in 2004 with a simple goal: Empower professional media creators to unleash their full creative and productive potential. I’ve always looked for ways to shorten the time between inspiration and actualization, to narrow the gap between your initial creative spark and the finished result playing …

How to clean up noisy voiceover recordings with iZotope RX

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, …

Enter the “Upgrade Your Sound Design Rig” Giveaway

Enter the “Upgrade Your Sound Design Rig” Giveaway

April 3, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Contests, Sound Design

We know how hard you work to deliver great sound for your clients, and we want to help you get a leg up on the competition. Introducing the Pro Sound Effects Upgrade Your Sound Design Rig Giveaway! With four prize bundles totaling $15,000+ in audio tools, this collection of industry-leading software, hardware, …

Announcing: Cinematic Winds Library from Film Sound Legends Ann Kroeber & Alan Splet

Announcing: Cinematic Winds Library from Film Sound Legends Ann Kroeber & Alan Splet

March 27, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases

Powerful, evocative wind recordings now available for royalty-free use in your own projects with the Cinematic Winds sound effects library. If you don’t already know their names, you’ve certainly heard their work. Well known for their collaboration with David Lynch, Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet’s unique sound effects and design work can …

The Subtle, Powerful Sound of Oscar® Winner ‘The Salesman’

The Subtle, Powerful Sound of Oscar® Winner ‘The Salesman’

March 17, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Design

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi made headlines when his film ‘The Salesman’ won the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, but not simply for winning the award twice since 2012. Farhadi chose not to attend the Oscars® ceremony in solidarity with those affected by the recent U.S. travel ban. Instead, Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari …

Find Inspiration for Your Next Sound Design Project

Find Inspiration for Your Next Sound Design Project

March 8, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design

Feeling inspired to create compelling work can be a serious obstacle for sound designers and audio professionals – especially when you’re on tight deadlines, tiny budgets, and juggling multiple projects. What do you do when you’re simply out of ideas? We’ve talked to dozens of successful sound designers, sound editors and …