The Odyssey Collection: Essentials hard drive

Sounds selected from the personal collection of Academy Award®-winners encompassing over 36 years of feature film sound.

Pro Sound Effects has teamed up with two award-winning sound editors to deliver a one-of-a-kind exclusive library developed daily and painstakingly over careers spanning several decades of work on blockbuster films like Edward Scissorhands, The Fifth Element, Aladdin, The Green Mile, and Anchorman. Imagine having access to sounds created for some of the world’s most memorable movies – completely remastered, organized, cataloged, and ready to be put to use.

While crafting the sound of over 250 feature films, Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson developed a process, recorded daily, and consistently modernized their approach. Unlike many general libraries, all sounds in Odyssey were created to fulfill specific needs and challenges and were expertly captured with the resources of a Hollywood budget and commitment to sonic excellence. We’ve carefully selected over 16,000 sounds including categories like Ambiences, Foley, and Vehicles to serve as the strong foundation of your library.

“Odyssey represents 30 years of passionate pursuit of something I love to do, for the sake of doing it. We recorded because we had to, not because we got paid to – the movie needed it and we did what was necessary. This library has been instrumental to our own success, and now the sounds can live on in the hands of the next generation of filmmakers and sound designers.” – Mark Mangini

As the first general library released from The Odyssey Collection, Odyssey Essentials (OE) provides a fundamental yet comprehensive sampling of Mangini and Anderson’s private library.

Want more? Check out Odyssey Expanded (OX) – which includes the Essentials library and expands its celebrated depth, breadth, professional quality, and awe-inspiring character.

What users are saying

These are the kind of sounds that I’m always looking for - everything has character and a great cinematic feel. I’m amazed by the variety, quality and organization.

Will Files
Will Files Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, Re-recording Mixer

The sounds in Odyssey Essentials have a very real and natural feel, and I love the way the metadata is organized. The more I use it, the more I look for it.

Brad Engleking
Brad Engleking Sound Supervisor, Re-Recording Mixer

Recorded with ultimate detail, subtlety, texture, and quality. Not only can you hear the sounds - but you can feel them, touch them, and make them your own.

Yasaman Kazerooni
Yasaman Kazerooni PSE Editor

Pro Sound Effects is my sonic safety net. They have everything you need, well organized for search and ready to cut.

Beau Borders
Beau Borders Re-Recording Mixer

I can confidently depend on its content from the get-go…It will never lose relevance throughout your working life.

Katie Tarrant
Katie Tarrant Sound Designer, The Sound Architect Review

What keeps me loyal and boastful about companies is not the product - it's the service beyond the sale. PSE is a family, not just a company.

K. Michael Jefferson
K. Michael Jefferson Video Editor

Tap into decades of sonic expertise with The Odyssey Collection: Essentials

  • World-Class Quality

    Curated selection of over 16,000 sounds in most-needed categories - all created for major feature films by two of Hollywood’s finest sound editing luminaries.

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    Award-Winning Tools

    Access the sonic toolset behind the successful film sound careers of two award-winning sound editors.

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    Invaluable Resources

    Includes over 200 hours of recordings expertly captured by seasoned talent with the resources of a Hollywood budget.

  • Work Faster Icon

    Work Faster

    Easy, Accurate Search: Our sounds are embedded with rich, optimized metadata and organized into 295 categories to streamline your workflow with lightning-fast pinpoint searches.

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    Online and On Drive

    Flexible Access: 24/7 Online Access means 16K sound effects continuously at your fingertips - in the studio, on the go, and anywhere in between.

  • Authentic Sonic Mastery

    These sound effects were captured for specific films throughout decades-long careers addressing realistic necessities and challenges of the audio post process.

The Odyssey Collection: Essentials

Features

  • 16,532 broadcast .wav files (156GB)
  • 100% Royalty-Free for use in any project
  • Flexible Access: Hard drive, online, or on your server
  • 295 Categories: From most-needed to specialty
  • Rich Metadata: Optimized for fast, pinpoint search
  • View Sound List: PDF | CSV | Google Sheet
  • Full Online Access: 24/7 from any computer
  • Search Software: Drag-and-drop to your DAW

Tech Specs

  • Hard Drive: 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive - Mac/PC compatible (exFAT)
  • File Format & Resolution: Native Broadcast .wav formats: 24/96, 24/48, 16/48, 16/44.1
  • Search Software: 90-day trial of BaseHead 5.x Ultra. System Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.6 or higher | PC: Windows 7 or higher with .NET 3.5 and 4.5 installed.
  • 3rd Party Software Compatibility: Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Avid Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Adobe Premiere
  • PSE Warranty: 3 Year-Data Replacement Policy - If the hard drive fails within 3 years, we will replace the drive free of charge.
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Explore sounds from Odyssey Essentials

Each recording in this library was captured for a specific project and used to power the sound behind hundreds of major feature films. Created with the utmost care to detail, depth, and utility, these pristine sound effects will inspire you to bring your next project to life. Here is a small sample from a variety of categories.

Optimized Metadata for quicker searches and better results.

We’ve cataloged and organized Mangini and Anderson’s secret weapon into 295 categories with embedded metadata to speed up your search and streamline your workflow. The PSE Editorial Team logged over 10,000 hours of editing, with utmost attention to detail and care, to make this collection as accessible and intuitive as possible for your own projects.

View the sounds and categories we have selected for this library:

VIEW FULL SOUND LIST:  PDF | CSVGOOGLE SHEET

Learn about the development of The Odyssey Collection:

Awards & Nominations

Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson have won and been nominated for an
enviable list of the industry’s most prestigious awards. Highlights include:

Mark Mangini

  • 5 Oscar® Nominations
  • 1 Oscar® Win
  • 2 BAFTA Nominations
  • 7 MPSE Golden Reel Nominations
  • 2 MPSE Golden Reel Wins
  • 1 AMPS Nomination
  • View full credits
Richard L. Anderson

Richard L. Anderson

  • 2 Oscar® Nominations
  • 1 Oscar® Win*
  • 1 Primetime Emmy win
  • 7 MPSE Golden Reel Nominations
  • 1 MPSE Career Achievement Award
  • 1 AMPS Nomination
  • View full credits

*1982 Special Achievement Academy Award® for Sound Effects Editing on Raiders of the Lost Ark – this was before Sound Editing was a permanent award category.

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  • 16,532 Sounds (156GB)
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • Search Software
  • Online Access
  • Royalty-Free Commercial License

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  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • Search Software
  • Online Access
  • Royalty-Free Commercial License

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The Odyssey Collection: Essentials

These are the kind of sounds that I’m always looking for - everything has character and a great cinematic feel. I’m amazed by the variety, quality and organization.

Will Files
Will Files Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, Re-recording Mixer

The sounds in Odyssey Essentials have a very real and natural feel, and I love the way the metadata is organized. The more I use it, the more I look for it.

Brad Engleking
Brad Engleking Sound Supervisor, Re-Recording Mixer

Recorded with ultimate detail, subtlety, texture, and quality. Not only can you hear the sounds - but you can feel them, touch them, and make them your own.

Yasaman Kazerooni
Yasaman Kazerooni PSE Editor

Pro Sound Effects is my sonic safety net. They have everything you need, well organized for search and ready to cut.

Beau Borders
Beau Borders Re-Recording Mixer

I can confidently depend on its content from the get-go…It will never lose relevance throughout your working life.

Katie Tarrant
Katie Tarrant Sound Designer, The Sound Architect Review

What keeps me loyal and boastful about companies is not the product - it's the service beyond the sale. PSE is a family, not just a company.

K. Michael Jefferson
K. Michael Jefferson Video Editor
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