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Pro Sound Effects Blog

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.

How to build an efficient sound library to save time and increase production value

January 04, 2018 by Jeremy Siegel in Sound Effects Licensing, How-To
Looking to ramp up your the value of your media productions?

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 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.

Top 6 BaseHead features for efficient sound editing workflow

May 12, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, Sound Effects, How-To
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.

8 ways to optimize your remote sound editing setup

April 26, 2017 by David Forshee in Sound Design, How-To
Article by David Forshee - PSE Library Specialist and Freelance Sound Editor, Designer & Supervisor 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. Inevitably,...

Adapt your project across multi-channel formats with NUGEN Audio Halo Upmix

April 13, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, Game Audio, How-To
Find out how to intuitively and efficiently translate audio projects between stereo and surround formats Article by Kory Pereira Multi-channel mixing projects can be incredibly time-consuming, especially when your client needs deliverables in multiple formats. How can you maintain the quality and integrity of your work for viewers in environments ranging from a laptop to a theater without...

How to clean up noisy voiceover recordings with iZotope RX

April 05, 2017 by Andrew Emge in How-To
Learn how to quickly fix common voiceover audio issues including background noise, mouth sounds, and plosives. Your clients expect high quality dialogue, and sometimes this can be a challenge. iZotope’s RX Audio Editor has become a go-to for sound professionals in film, TV, game audio, and broadcast to repair, enhance, and restore problematic audio quickly and easily.

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.