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Pro Sound Effects Blog

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 Sound Effects, 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...

Inside the sleek, interactive sound design of award-winning iOS puzzle app Blackbox

October 31, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, Game Audio
Discover how the sound design of Blackbox was created to complement and guide its unique gameplay. When developer Ryan McLeod devised the abstract puzzle iOS app Blackbox, he began on the principle that all challenges be solvable without touching the screen.

Translating Emotion: Sound design for advertising with Joseph Fraioli

October 16, 2017 by Andreas Russo in Interviews, Master Library, Sound Design
Step inside the process and experiences of sound designing ads for some of the world's biggest companies. Joseph Fraioli is a sound designer and PSE Master Library user working on some of the most interesting advertising projects out there, with clients ranging from Ogilvy to Google. He works out of his own studio, Jafbox Sound, also home to his electronic music alias, Datach'i, and a restricted...

Designing the Afterlife: Behind the sound of Flatliners

October 04, 2017 by Jennifer Walden in Interviews, Sound Design, Film Sound
Discover the methods and tools used by the Flatliners sound team to guide the viewer between worlds. What happens after you die?

The Odyssey Collection: Essentials Library Tour with Brad Engleking

September 27, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Reviews, Mangini Anderson Library, Pro Sound Effects, Sound Design, Sound Effects, The Odyssey Collection
Take an inside look (and listen) at the quality, depth, and breadth of The Odyssey Collection: Essentials. Watch sound supervisor and re-recording mixer Brad Engleking (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete Kills & more) explore The Odyssey Collection: Essentials. Discover what he finds most useful and why he loves the library's depth, recording quality, and metadata organization.

10,000 Hours & Counting: How to sculpt a professional sound effects library

September 22, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Mangini Anderson Library, Sound Design, Sound Effects, The Odyssey Collection, How-To
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. When we partnered with Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson to create The Odyssey Collection, we were very impressed with the quality and the depth of the library that they’ve built working together for over 30 years.

Announcing The Odyssey Collection: Essentials by Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson

September 14, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases, Mangini Anderson Library, Pro Sound Effects, Sound Design, Sound Effects, The Odyssey Collection
Available now – exclusive sound library curated from the life's work of two Academy Award®-winners encompassing over 36 years of feature film sound. We are proud to announce The Odyssey Collection: Essentials - the first exclusive sound effects library from our partnership with award-winning sound editors Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson.

How to create Pro Tools session templates for sound effects editing

August 22, 2017 by David Forshee in Pro Tools, Sound Design, Film Sound, How-To
Configure Pro Tools session templates for efficient FX and background editorial.   Instead, when I begin editorial, I want to focus on the story and realize my ideas as quickly as possible. More generally, software and technology that we surround ourselves with should be set up in a way that gives us a reliable framework in which we can be creative and play with sound, with minimal distraction...

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