Pro Sound Effects Blog

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.

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.

The 20 Most Popular Types of Sound Effects

January 10, 2017 by PSE in Lists, Sound Effects
If there's a sound you need, any sound, chances are you'll find it online. Heck, there are sound effects available for the obscurest of the obscure, from Olympic curling to yogurt curdling. But what are some of the most popular sound effects online? What sounds do filmmakers and game developers want most of all? We've outlined the 20 most popular types below.

Post Magazine Reviews NYC Ambisonics Sound Effects Library

May 16, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Product Reviews, Pro Sound Effects, Sound Effects, Ambisonics
Produced and recorded by Pro Sound Effects, NYC Ambisonics is a sound effects library of New York City ambiences bundled with SurroundZone2 software. The Ambisonics format allows sound editors and mixers to tweak “virtual microphones” in real time with bundled software from TSL Products. This means the recordings can be decoded to mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1 & more. The creative possibilities are...

EA DICE sound designers discuss sounds of Star Wars Battlefront

March 09, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, Sound Effects, Game Audio
Last month, PSE-Client EA DICE posted the first installment of Sounds of Star Wars Battlefront - a new blog series in which the sound design team shares stories behind some of their favorite sounds in the game, Star Wars Battlefront.

PSE-Sponsored L.A. Post Fest Still Accepting Entries

January 12, 2016 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, Sound Effects, Contests, Hybrid Library
We are stoked to be sponsoring the first annual L.A. Post Fest - a new and innovative editing competition from the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG)! L.A. Post Fest is a unique editing competition, utilizing footage from a professionally shot 4K Hollywood short film (entitled 'Protocol'), and digital assets provided by festival partners.

New Features Added to the Hybrid Library

December 01, 2015 by Andrew Emge in Pro Sound Effects, Sound Effects, Hybrid Library
Since its introduction in 2012, the Pro Sound Effects Hybrid Library has evolved to become the best value, most/best reviewed general library out there, used in some of our favorite TV shows, movies, and games.

Hybrid Library Now Available for Annual Licensing

September 25, 2015 by Andrew Emge in Sound Design, Sound Effects, Hybrid Library
Next Level News! The Hybrid Library is now available for annual licensing to media production companies with a single-user to 1000’s. The Hybrid Library is PSE's most storied general sound effects library and includes annual updates and online access. Starting at $1,295/year, studios of any size can access the Hybrid Library online, on hard drive or on local server.

PSE Library Included in iZotope RX Post Production Suite

September 10, 2015 by Andrew Emge in Pro Sound Effects Library, Sound Effects
The fine folks at iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, have announced the new RX Post Production Suite containing a comprehensive bundle of tools designed specifically to enable professionals to better edit, mix, and deliver their audio.