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Andrew Emge

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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...

How to License BBC Sound Effects To Use In Your Commercial Productions

April 20, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Effects Licensing
Since 2009, Pro Sound Effects (PSE) has provided options to media creators for commercially licensing any sound in the entire BBC Sound Effects Library (29,420 sounds) – 100% royalty-free for commercial use. We provide various options from single downloads you choose ($5) to the entire library on hard drive ($1,995), to annual licensing for multi-user media production companies.

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, The Odyssey Collection
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.

How to record Ambisonics with the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic

February 27, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Recording, Game Audio, How-To
Get tips for capturing immersive 3D audio recordings with the AMBEO VR. In the growing landscape of spatial audio, we want our users to have access to the best resources available. We recently launched our VR Field Recording Giveaway featuring state-of-the-art 3D audio tools from Sennheiser, Zoom, and BaseHead along with our own Ambisonics libraries. Enter the giveaway to boost your VR audio from...

Pro Tools Mixing Automation Tutorial with Brad Engleking

February 13, 2018 by Andrew Emge in How-To
Mix your audio post projects as efficiently as possible with these Pro Tools mixing automation tips. Most freelancers don’t have a huge mixing console, but that shouldn't hold you back. In this in-depth video tutorial, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Brad Engleking (Sin City 2, Machete Kills) shares his top Pro Tools mixing automation tricks to optimize your mouse mixing workflow.

Recording animal sound effects with Ann Kroeber

January 30, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Recording
Get insight on the methods used by one of the most accomplished animal recordists in film and game audio, Ann Kroeber. Layering animal sound effects is a common sound design trick. An elephant screech famously contributes to the classic Star Wars® TIE Fighter sound, roaring lions are tucked into revving car engines, and fictional creature sounds often borrow those of real creatures.

How sound designers use the Hybrid Library for indie film projects

December 18, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, Hybrid Library
Discover how Ryan Billia creates with the Hybrid Library in his one-stop audio post facility. Pro Sound Effects spent a day with sound designer Ryan Billia in his Rumble Audio studio in Brooklyn, NY to capture his creative process and approach to film sound.