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Pro Sound Effects Blog

Andrew Emge

Recent Posts

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
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.

Sound Design Tutorial with the Hybrid Library

December 12, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Pro Tools, Sound Design, Hybrid Library
Bring stories to life with the Hybrid Library - your go-to general sound library for daily use on any project. Watch Jonah Guelzo (Divergent, RoboCop, Furious 7) use the Hybrid Library to quickly search and spot sound effects to design and mix a suspenseful short film scene.

Building Sonic Worlds: Mark Mangini on the dynamic, immersive sound of Blade Runner 2049

November 16, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, The Odyssey Collection, Film Sound
Take an in-depth look at the creation process of Blade Runner 2049’s bold sonic universe with supervising sound editor Mark Mangini. The sound of Blade Runner 2049 is striking. Even non-soundfolk are likely to recognize the crucial role it plays throughout the expansive follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult classic. Artfully sweeping from immersive to hyper-focused to nearly silent, the...

Project Volare: Learn filmmaking techniques and win prizes

November 06, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Contests, How-To
  Watch, learn, interact, and win with Project Volare: A six-week short film series and interactive guide to filmmaking. Created by Joel Guelzo & Jonah Guelzo, Project Volare seeks to provide invaluable learning resources for up-and-coming filmmakers.