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David Forshee

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20,000 Hours: How to sculpt a professional sound effects library

March 11, 2019 by David Forshee 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.

How to create Pro Tools session templates for sound effects editing

August 22, 2017 by David Forshee in Pro Tools, How-To
Configure Pro Tools session templates for efficient FX and background editorial. Templates are a very important part of the sound editing process. When I begin a project, it's essential that I’m not wasting energy reorganizing and rerouting tracks.

8 ways to optimize your remote sound editing setup

April 26, 2017 by David Forshee in Sound Design, How-To
Sound editing on-the-go? Try these tips for a faster, more streamlined workflow. While I always plan on doing my sound editing work on a desktop computer over speakers in my edit suite, there will always be times when having a reliable portable rig is incredibly useful and necessary.

Top 6 Pro Tools Shortcuts to Streamline Your Sound Editing Workflow

February 27, 2017 by David Forshee in Lists, Pro Tools, Sound Design, How-To
Mastering Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts is an essential skill for sound editors and designers that want to work quickly. Speed is not the ultimate goal, of course, but with the speed that comes from an obsession with keyboard shortcuts you are able to realize your ideas more quickly.

Sound Design With Iris 2 + The Hybrid Library

June 03, 2015 by David Forshee in Pro Sound Effects, Sound Design, Hybrid Library
As a sound designer for independent film, I look for tools that get the job done quickly while not hindering the creative workflow that is at the core of what I do.

How Matt Piersall of GL33k Works

December 03, 2014 by David Forshee in Interviews, Game Audio, How I Work
The Pro Sound Effects How I Work series (inspired by Lifehacker) asks Hybrid Library owners what inspires them and what tools and routines help them get work done from day to day.

How This Brooklyn Sound Designer Is Making It in Indie Film

November 17, 2014 by David Forshee in Interviews, Sound Design
Sound Design Spotlight interview featuring Ryan Billia from Rumble Audio (Brooklyn, NY) Pro Sound Effects spent a day with indie film sound designer, Ryan Billia, to capture the creative spirit of storytelling through sound design and technology.

2014 International Music + Sound Awards Finalists Announced

June 11, 2014 by David Forshee in Sound Design, Sound Effects
The finalists for this year’s PSE-sponsored International Music+Sound Awards can now be revealed.

The Pro Sound Effects Master Library

April 16, 2014 by David Forshee in Sound Effects
We are psyched to release what we like to consider an EPIC video of our fully-updated and loaded 1.5 TB Pro Sound Effects Master Library! Here are a few new features and items of note:

NAB 2014 Wrap-Up: Avid Connect, Competition Winners and more!

April 16, 2014 by David Forshee in Trade Shows
Team PSE was in full effect in Sin City last week - here’s a quick recap of our exploits: