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Pro Sound Effects Blog

Car Sound Design Master Class with Mark Mangini

November 27, 2018 by Andrew Emge in How-To, The Odyssey Collection, Sound Design
Get advice on how to approach cinematic sound design for cars from award-winning sound artist Mark Mangini.

Pro Sound Effects' Library Gives Silicon Valley Sound Design Students an Unfair Advantage

November 15, 2018 by Jeremy Siegel in Audio Education
Learn how access to the PSE Library helps students in the music technology program at Foothill College develop their editing skills, their efficiency, and their ear for quality sound effects.

How to get started with Soundminer database search software

October 29, 2018 by Guido Helbling in How-To
11 detailed tips and tricks for navigating Soundminer V4.5 Pro and HD Plus search software. If you work in audio post production, you have probably encountered Soundminer search software. The popular audio file management system is a very powerful database search software offering a comprehensive range of tools and options, but not all of them are instantly apparent. The following tips will help...

40 Years of Halloween: Alan Howarth on creating classic sci-fi and horror sound effects

October 22, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Library Releases
Explore the creative process behind the dark, moody soundscapes that defined a genre with iconic horror/sci-fi composer and sound designer, Alan Howarth.

Top 8 Reaper tips for Pro Tools users

October 09, 2018 by Bob Kellough in How-To, Lists
Learn the ins and outs of using Reaper to supplement your Pro Tools workflow – from a Pro Tools user perspective. Though Pro Tools remains the industry standard DAW in the world of audio post production for sound editing and mixing, many sound artists have taken an interest in Reaper as a sort of “sound design sandbox” due to its powerful and flexible features.

How to record car sounds and vehicle workups with Mark Mangini

October 03, 2018 by Andrew Emge in How-To, Sound Recording, The Odyssey Collection
Learn about the complex process of recording vehicles and which mic setups to consider to capture the right sounds and perspectives for your project.

Top 10 cars used in movies

September 28, 2018 by Jamie Bishop in The Odyssey Collection, Lists
Discover the most commonly seen vehicles throughout the history of film. Automobiles have been present in film since both were invented. From police car chases to family vacation road trips, cars are in just about every film set in the 20th century.

Introducing The Odyssey Collection: Vehicles by Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson

September 25, 2018 by Andrew Emge in The Odyssey Collection, Library Releases
Available now: Accelerate your productions with the most thorough collection of professional car sound effects available – plus trucks, buses, and motorcycles.

How to cut car sound effects with workups to speed up your workflow

September 17, 2018 by Andrew Emge in The Odyssey Collection, Sound Design
See how a thorough series of recordings from various perspectives, also known as a workup, can be used to streamline your sound editing workflow. If vehicle sound effects are the weakest category in your sound library, you’re not alone. Despite the prevalence of cars in most films, TV shows, and games, many sound artists lack the resources to tackle vehicle-centric projects.

From Script to Final Mix: Enos Desjardins on how story informs sound design for film & TV

September 13, 2018 by Andreas Russo in Interviews, Film Sound
Learn how every sonic detail can tell a story, and get advice on how to break into the audio post production industry. In a career spanning only six years, sound designer and sound fx editor Enos Desjardins has already managed to work on major TV shows like Black Mirror and several feature films – in addition to winning the 2016 "Best Sound Design: Short Film" Music and Sound Award for his work...