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Andrew Emge

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Behind the intensive, years-long recording process for Gators

May 21, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Recording, Library Releases
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...

10,000 Hours & Counting: How to sculpt a professional sound effects library

May 16, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Effects, The Odyssey Collection
Discover the Pro Sound Effects Editorial Team’s approach to developing The Odyssey Collection sound effects library and tools of choice to get the job done. When we partnered with Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson to create The Odyssey Collection, we were very impressed with the quality and the depth of the library that they’ve built working together for over 30 years.

The Odyssey Collection: Expanded Library Tour with Bob Kellough

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

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.