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Andrew Emge

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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 Library Releases, 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...

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

April 26, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases, 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...