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Pro Sound Effects @ IMSTA Festa 2012

September 04, 2012 by Administrator in Events and Parties, Pro Sound Effects, Sound Effects Licensing, Trade Shows
Beginning September 22nd, Pro Sound Effects will be at this year's IMSTA Festa, right here in New York City! Alongside other participants like Guitar Center and Ableton, we'll be exhibiting and giving away our new Library Cards that give access to the Pro Sound Effects Online Library. Admission is free — you just have to register. Further details and expected highlights for the upcoming...

Pro Sound Effects Interview: Cow Hammer Throw Composer Bob Bell

August 29, 2012 by Administrator in Contests, Interactive Media, Interviews, Sound Effects
Today we highlight one of our favorite runners-up from last month's PSE Animal Olympic Competition. Bob Bell's "Cow Hammer" submission was a mixed bag of audio wizardry, dark humor and splat-tastic creativity. What is your background in, or relation to sound design & audio production? I suppose I'm what you'd call a bedroom producer. I've dabbled in electronic music production for around eight...

PSE Interview: The Winner of Our Audio Olympic Competition, Saro Sahihi

August 23, 2012 by Administrator in Contests, Interviews, Library Reviews, Sound Design
On Monday we announced the champion of our Audio Olympics: Saro Sahihi, the German sound designer behind SoundBits, a one-man Project Studio specializing in design, mixing and remixing. (He also happens to lecture at the SAE Institute in Stuttgart.) We caught up with Mr. Sahihi earlier this week to talk shop, and go inside the process behind his winning Monkey vs. Wolf boxing composition.

PSE Audio Olympic Competition: A Winner, and Runners-Up

August 21, 2012 by Administrator in Contests, Sound Design, Sound Effects
Yesterday we took to Facebook to announce the winner of our Audio Olympic Competition, which yielded a couple handfuls of very creative audio compositions. We'll have more from our winner, Saro Sahihi of SoundBits, right here on the PSE Blog. But for now, we'd like to highlight some of the close contenders who made this contest so hard to judge. Thanks again to all of our contestants!

Pro Sound Effects Audio Olympic Competition Heats Up: Highlights from the contest on Facebook

August 10, 2012 by Administrator in Contests, Interactive Media
Bear vs. Elephant by Bkorns4 We've seen some exciting entries to the Audio Olympic Competition so far! Take a listen to a few more highlights below, get the scoop on the rules of the contest

Season 3 of Blastwave FX's Detroit Chop Shop Series

August 08, 2012 by Administrator in Interactive Media, Interviews, Sound Design
  Every week, our friends over at Blastwave FX offer up a new installment of their Detroit Chop Shop Series. If you've been missing out on Season 3, the series follows Ric Viers and his Blastwave interns, starting with the recording of this summer's Zombie Apocalypse collection, and including some on-site recording and miscellaneous projects along the way. Episodes 1 - 5 are available on the...

Behind the Aviation Collection: Stephan Schutze on Airplanes and Field Recording

August 06, 2012 by Administrator in How-To, Interviews, Sound Design, Sound Effects
With "A Week Chasing Planes," DesigningSound provides an in-depth look at the field recording expertise of Foundation and Aviation Collection creator Stephan Schütze. Written by Schütze himself, the extended feature chronicles his time spent recording sound effects for the Aviation Collection at airforce museums in Australia last summer. It's (literally) a page out of the book of the audio guru...

Announcing: The Pro Sound Effects Audio Olympic Competition

August 03, 2012 by Administrator in Contests, Free Sounds
Yesterday, PSE announced its own sound effects Audio Olympic Competition. Get a look at the details of the competition, and show us what you've got over on our Facebook.

Sound Design for iOS and Games: Soundrangers Co-Founder On the Best Bang for Your Buck

July 23, 2012 by Administrator in Interactive Media, Sound Design, Sound Effects
Post Magazine posted a comprehensive feature this month exploring a handful of innovative implementations of new media. One example highlights Barry Dowsett, sound designer and co-founder of Soundrangers, and his sound design for iOS game: Pocket Potions. Dowsett discusses how and where bandwidth can breed more creativity within audio design,