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Pro Sound Effects Blog

How to get started with Soundminer database search software

October 29, 2018 by Guido Helbling in How-To
11 detailed tips and tricks for navigating Soundminer V4.5 Pro and HD Plus search software. If you work in audio post production, you have probably encountered Soundminer search software. The popular audio file management system is a very powerful database search software offering a comprehensive range of tools and options, but not all of them are instantly apparent. The following tips will help...

Top 8 Reaper tips for Pro Tools users

October 09, 2018 by Bob Kellough in How-To, Lists
Learn the ins and outs of using Reaper to supplement your Pro Tools workflow – from a Pro Tools user perspective. Though Pro Tools remains the industry standard DAW in the world of audio post production for sound editing and mixing, many sound artists have taken an interest in Reaper as a sort of “sound design sandbox” due to its powerful and flexible features.

How to record car sounds and vehicle workups with Mark Mangini

October 03, 2018 by Andrew Emge in How-To, Sound Recording, The Odyssey Collection
Learn about the complex process of recording vehicles and which mic setups to consider to capture the right sounds and perspectives for your project.

How to deliver compliant mixes for broadcast, film, and games with the NUGEN Post Bundle

August 30, 2018 by Jamie Bishop in How-To
Get tips on using the loudness, metering, analysis, and mixing tools in the NUGEN Post Bundle in your audio post production workflow to deliver industry-standard sound quality. Having the resources to work creatively while meeting important criteria like loudness standards and delivery formats can be a challenge. That's why we're recently launched the NUGEN Post Bundle Giveaway – enter below for...

How to record Ambisonics with the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic

February 27, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Game Audio, How-To, Sound Recording
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.

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.

How to create Pro Tools session templates for sound effects editing

August 22, 2017 by David Forshee in How-To, Pro Tools
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.

Top 6 BaseHead features for efficient sound editing workflow

May 12, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To, Sound Design, Sound Effects
Discover ways to stay organized and speed up your workflow with BaseHead 4.x Ultra search software. Whether you’re a sound editor or sound designer, effectively and efficiently organizing, searching, and implementing sound effects from your library is absolutely critical to stay on time, under budget, and within the creative zone.