Take a look back with Team PSE.
What a year. From sound design contests, to exciting new libraries from our elite recordists, to thrilling projects released by sound artists from around the world, this year has been filled with creativity and sonic breakthroughs. Take a look at what PSE was up to this year.
New Library Releases
We released 21 exclusive sound effects libraries this year featuring inspiring new sounds in hundreds of categories – all developed from our award-winning sound artists and top recordists. Check them out and listen to demos below.
Come hang out with us on our new Discord server! Connect with the PSE community, share the projects you're working on, attend AMAs, join the beta testing team for our desktop app SoundQ, get all the latest updates and more. Join the server here.
Blogs, Tutorials, & More
A big focus for this year was creating more content to better equip and educate creators. Out of the 40 blog posts and tutorials we published, here are some of our most popular articles:
- Designing Punches with Matt Yocum
- Capturing Immersive Rain with Mark Mangini
- A Brief History of Sound Effects
- How to Make Sound Effects Sit Better in a Mix
- Sound Effects vs. Sound Design
- Sound Design Mistakes You Should Never Make (But Probably Have)
This year we updated our desktop app SoundQ with a fresh UI and powerful new features. Check out our blog posts on the updates here:
- SoundQ Update: Shared Collections, New UI, and Unlimited Local Files
- SoundQ Tutorial: Share Local Collections with Remapper
October brought the release of CORE 5 – the latest update to our signature library bundle series. Each CORE bundle was updated with a selection of our latest releases – expanding your toolset with our freshest sonic inspiration for even greater breadth, depth and quality.
Learn more about how CORE 5 can help you deliver your best work here.
This year we hosted two fascinating livestreams with elite sound artists, and let's just say, they dropped some serious gems. Check out the recordings here:
- Talking CORE 5 with Matt Yocum & Mark Mangini
- Talking Vehicles with Matt Yocum, Watson Wu, & Tobias Poppe
Some of the most fun we had this year was hosting sound design & trivia contests. From our thrilling Student Sound Design Contest, to our first ever Sound Design Trivia Month, to our spooky Halloween Sound Design Contest, we had a blast engaging talented sound designers from around the world. Thanks for rocking with us!
Wishing you all a happy holiday season from Team PSE!