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Andrew Emge

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

September 25, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases, The Odyssey Collection
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 Sound Design, The Odyssey Collection
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.

Master Library Tour with Jonah Guelzo

August 17, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Library Reviews, Master Library
Explore the Master Library: Our biggest, most comprehensive general sound effects library. Watch sound designer and re-recording mixer Jonah Guelzo search through the Master Library to see why its the most comprehensive general library for professional media production. Guelzo also designs a quick sci-fi scene using the Master Library, showing how easy it is to bring any project to life with such...

Beautiful Bugs: Recording insects with Ann Kroeber

July 30, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Library Releases, Sound Recording
Get the stories behind the recording and sound design process of the moody, expressive insect sound effects in the new Beautiful Bugs library. Insect sounds have a natural rhythm and depth in their buzzing, droning, clicking and swelling. The familiar moodiness and complexity of these sounds make them ideal sound design layers – whether you’re immersing the audience in the atmosphere of a scene...

Hybrid Library Tour with Ryan Billia

July 05, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Library Reviews, Hybrid Library
Take an inside look at the Hybrid Library to explore the features of our best value, most popular general sound effects library. As an early adopter of the Hybrid Library, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Ryan Billia (Imperium, Patti Cake$) is the perfect sound artist to guide you through the freshly updated library's organization, depth, and quality.

How the Hybrid Library transformed my audio workflow

June 28, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Library Reviews, Hybrid Library
Get the stories from 5 freelance sound artists on how the Hybrid Library helped kickstart their career in audio and prepare for any project with go-to sound effects at an unmatched value. As a freelancer, it can be difficult to compete with big studios and get the tools you need to create your best work and impress your clients. That's why we created the Hybrid Library – to support independent...

Introducing the new Hybrid Library: Updated with more coverage and speed

June 27, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases, Hybrid Library
The reliable, robust sound library you’ve always wanted starts here. Boost your sonic arsenal and finish projects faster with over 65,000 sounds and enhanced metadata.

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. The stunning alligator sound effects featured in Gators, our latest specialty library, are both the stuff of nightmares and a sound designer's dream for creature source. Massive, terrifying, larger-than-life growls, snarls, bellows, and hisses will add power and intensity to your creature vocals in...

The Odyssey Collection: Expanded Library Tour with Bob Kellough

May 08, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Library Reviews, 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 Interviews, Sound Design, 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...