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Pro Sound Effects Blog

Behind the intensive, years-long recording process for Gators

May 21, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Sound Recording
Recordist of the Gators library shares the story of the collection's rigorous recording process. The stunning alligator sound effects featured in Gators, our latest specialty library, are both the stuff of nightmares and a sound designer's dream for creature source. Massive, terrifying, larger-than-life growls, snarls, bellows, and hisses will add power and intensity to your creature vocals in...

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...

Recording animal sound effects with Ann Kroeber

January 30, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Recording
Get insight on the methods used by one of the most accomplished animal recordists in film and game audio, Ann Kroeber. Layering animal sound effects is a common sound design trick. An elephant screech famously contributes to the classic Star Wars® TIE Fighter sound, roaring lions are tucked into revving car engines, and fictional creature sounds often borrow those of real creatures.

Mark Mangini on why you should record at high sample rates

July 20, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Sound Effects, Sound Recording, The Odyssey Collection
"As a sound designer for motion pictures, I live and die by the quality of my library."

PSE-Partner Stephan Schütze on Recording Vehicle Sound Effects

July 18, 2014 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Pro Sound Effects, Sound Recording
Designing Sound yesteday featured Pro Sound Effects Content Partner and game sound design expert Stephan Schütze with a Guest Contribution article detailing his many approaches to recording vehicle sound effects. He takes a more conceptual approach to capturing good vehicle sounds as opposed to focusing too much on gear. We like. From Sir Schütze:

Unmuffled: Rare Automobile Recording in Sweden by Ken Skoglund

December 20, 2012 by PSE in Sound Recording
We just received an update from Ken Skoglund, feature film and tv sound designer who also happens to be and one of our exclusive publishers—the brains behind the Sound Control SE Library. He has made a new automobile recording. Our Swedish colleague has been staying local for work on a feature entitled Eskil & Trinidad, from Sonet Film & SFI. The project's been over a year in the making, with...

Strange Places to Plant or Hide Lav Microphones

November 15, 2012 by Laura Sinnott in Sound Recording
In my years of recording sound effects and dialogue for film and commercial production I have hidden microphpones, mostly lav microphones, in all kinds of places (as I'm sure most sound recordists have). I've planted microphones in a tree branch in a West Virginia field, a toilet bowl to record flushing sounds (yes, I used protection...), heck I've even planted a microphone in a plant (a...

Strange Places to Plant and Hide Lav Microphones

June 12, 2012 by Laura Sinnott in Sound Effects, Sound Recording
In my years of recording sound effects and dialogue for film and commercial production I have hidden microphpones, mostly lav microphones, in all kinds of places (as I'm sure most sound recordists have).