Pro Sound Effects Blog

Top 7 tips to overcome creative blocks as a sound editor

January 02, 2020 by Natalia Saavedra Brychcy in Lists, Sound Design, How-To
Feeling stuck? Follow these guidelines for inspiration when the creative juices aren't flowing.

Top 5 tips for collaborating with directors as a sound artist

November 26, 2019 by Natalia Saavedra Brychcy in Lists, Sound Design, How-To
Discover the best ways to cultivate a healthy professional relationship with directors.

Industry Round Table: Audio Trends for 2020 and Beyond

September 25, 2019 by Jeremy Siegel in Interviews, Sound Design
The old saying goes, “Hindsight is 20:20.” Poppycock! We say 2020 is for foresight!

Top 5 habits to increase your productivity as a sound artist

August 26, 2019 by Korey Pereira in Sound Design, How-To
As schedules are constantly getting tighter and budgets smaller, use these tips to stay focused and work faster.

Richard King Joins the PSE Library, Launches Master Class

July 11, 2019 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, How-To, King Collection
Available Now: Exclusive sound effects libraries from King's private collection.

How to sound design magic spell sound effects

December 19, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, The Odyssey Collection, How-To
Learn how to approach designing magic sound effects in the latest episode of Waveform featuring The Odyssey Collection: Essentials sound library.

Car Sound Design Master Class with Mark Mangini

November 27, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, The Odyssey Collection, How-To
Get advice on how to approach cinematic sound design for cars from award-winning sound artist Mark Mangini.

How to cut car sound effects with workups to speed up your workflow

September 17, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, The Odyssey Collection
See how a thorough series of recordings from various perspectives, also known as a workup, can be used to streamline your sound editing workflow. If vehicle sound effects are the weakest category in your sound library, you’re not alone. Despite the prevalence of cars in most films, TV shows, and games, many sound artists lack the resources to tackle vehicle-centric projects.

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...

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.