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Pro Sound Effects Blog

Behind the intensive, years-long recording process for Gators

May 21, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Recording
Recordist of the Gators library shares the story of the collection's rigorous recording process.

From Freelance Composer to Audio Director: An interview with Richard Ludlow of Hexany Audio

May 17, 2018 by Katie Tarrant in Interviews
Learn how Richard Ludlow has built a successful game audio career and directs the sound team at his company, Hexany Audio. Hexany Audio is a Los Angeles-based audio team specializing in original music and sound for games, VR and interactive media. Their credits boast a variety of projects from the music and sound for the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate trailer campaign, to sound design and audio...

The Odyssey Collection: Expanded Library Tour with Bob Kellough

May 08, 2018 by Andrew Emge in The Odyssey Collection
Take an inside look (and listen) at the quality and depth of Odyssey Expanded. Watch sound effects editor Bob Kellough (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Justice League) explore The Odyssey Collection: Expanded. Get a listening tour of the library and learn why he loves the quality of the recordings and organized presentation - and check out a powerful flamethrower design using only 4 sound effects.

Sound Effects Master Class with Mark Mangini

May 01, 2018 by Andrew Emge in The Odyssey Collection
Discover how award-winning sound editor Mark Mangini approaches new projects and various styles of sound design using his sound effects library. In this new in-depth video interview from SoundWorks Collection, Academy Award®-winning sound editor and PSE Library Partner Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road) discusses his experiences building his sound effects library and how to...

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

April 26, 2018 by Andrew Emge in The Odyssey Collection
Available now – Inspire creativity on any project with tasteful, big budget sounds from our highest quality general library ever. We are proud to unveil The Odyssey Collection: Expanded (OX) – our latest exclusive general library carefully curated from the life’s work of Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Richard L. Anderson (The Lion...

Engaging Silence: Behind the daring sound of A Quiet Place

April 18, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews
Learn about the intricate and risky sonic decisions made while creating the sound of A Quiet Place. Watching A Quiet Place will make you feel more like a participant than a spectator. A family of five in a post-apocalyptic world must try to survive while vicious creatures are on the hunt for anything that makes a sound - shhh! Since its release, the movie has achieved critical acclaim, and its...

Sonic Odysseys: Tales of epic recording sessions with Mark Mangini

April 18, 2018 by Andrew Emge in The Odyssey Collection
Get the stories behind some of countless rare and big-budget sound effects recording sessions fueling The Odyssey Collection. Throughout their careers, Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson have seen their fair share of extraordinary recording sessions. Our new miniseries “Sonic Odysseys: Tales of epic recording sessions” highlights some of their most...

What are sound artists creating with The Odyssey Collection?

March 22, 2018 by Andrew Emge in The Odyssey Collection
You care about craftsmanship, and so do we. When we partnered with Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson to develop their private sound library into The Odyssey Collection, we saw an opportunity to create a sonic toolset of unprecedented quality, originality and utility for sound artists everywhere.

Storytelling with sound effects – with Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson

March 07, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews
Learn how renowned feature film sound artists approach the creative use of sound effects as a narrative tool. Sound is half of the movie experience. Directors including George Lucas and David Lynch have said so themselves. And if you’re reading the Pro Sound Effects blog, I’m likely preaching to the choir. But what does that really mean in practice? How does the soundtrack become more than just...

Congratulations to 2018 Sound Award Winners and Nominees

March 05, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Awards
Check out the Pro Sound Effects library partners and users recognized this award season for their outstanding sound work. At Pro Sound Effects, our goal is to inspire and empower you to tell any story with the highest quality sounds available. We're proud to show support for PSE family who made waves for achieving sonic excellence this year.

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