Pro Sound Effects Blog

Sound design tips from Oscar® winner Sylvain Bellemare

August 16, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, Film Sound
Discover how sound designer and editor Sylvain Bellamare uses backgrounds and silence to guide narrative. Sylvain Bellemare, winner of the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Sound Editing for his work on Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi film Arrival, was featured on the latest episode of CBC Arts' The Filmmakers - an interview series highlighting creative talent behind popular Canadian films.

Expressive Machines: Martin Stig Andersen’s award-winning game audio for INSIDE

July 12, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, Game Audio
Discover how game sound designer and composer Martin Stig Andersen worked with source sounds from renowned recordist Ann Kroeber to create the stirring emotional depth of Playdead’s hit game INSIDE. Recently, Pro Sound Effects released Industrial Sounds with Soul - our second library recorded and designed by film sound pioneers Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet - featuring unique sounds of roaring...

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.

Sound designing the mechanical beasts of 'Titanfall 2'

May 01, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, Sound Effects, Game Audio
Learn how the Lead Sound Designer of Titanfall 2 created complex robotic sounds that bring the Titans to life. Respawn Entertainment, PSE-clients and makers of the award-winning game Titanfall, recently posted a blog article featuring Rick Hernandez, Lead Sound Designer for the Multiplayer component of the Titanfall franchise.

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.

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

April 13, 2017 by Korey Pereira in Sound Design, Game Audio, How-To
Learn how to 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 spending a lifetime tweaking...

The Subtle, Powerful Sound of Oscar® Winner 'The Salesman'

March 17, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, Film Sound
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi made headlines when his film 'The Salesman' won the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, but not simply for winning the award twice since 2012.

Find Inspiration for Your Next Sound Design Project

March 08, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, Game Audio
Feeling inspired to create compelling work can be a serious obstacle for sound designers and audio professionals – especially when you’re on tight deadlines, tiny budgets, and juggling multiple projects. What do you do when you’re simply out of ideas?

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.

How to record underwater sound effects with a hydrophone

February 01, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Pro Sound Effects, Sound Design, Sound Effects, How-To
Recordist of the Submerged library shares tips and tricks for capturing underwater sound effects with a hydrophone. A hydrophone is a microphone designed to be used underwater. When recordist Colin Hart first learned about hydrophone recording, he was eager to explore a new world of sound. But he also found that hydrophones and working with water presented a new set of challenges.