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Pro Sound Effects Blog

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...

Introducing The Odyssey Collection: Expanded by Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson

April 26, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases, The Odyssey Collection
Available now – Inspire creativity on any project with tasteful, big budget sounds from our highest quality general library ever. We are proud to unveil The Odyssey Collection: Expanded (OX) – our latest exclusive general library carefully curated from the life’s work of Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Richard L. Anderson (The Lion...

Sonic Odysseys: Tales of epic recording sessions with Mark Mangini

April 18, 2018 by Andrew Emge in The Odyssey Collection
    Get the stories behind some of countless rare and big-budget sound effects recording sessions fueling The Odyssey Collection. Throughout their careers, Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson have seen their fair share of extraordinary recording sessions. Our new miniseries “Sonic Odysseys: Tales of epic recording sessions” highlights some of their most...

What are sound artists creating with The Odyssey Collection?

March 22, 2018 by Andrew Emge in The Odyssey Collection
You care about craftsmanship, and so do we. When we partnered with Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson to develop their private sound library into The Odyssey Collection, we saw an opportunity to create a sonic toolset of unprecedented quality, originality and utility for sound artists everywhere.

Storytelling with sound effects – with Mark Mangini & Richard L. Anderson

March 07, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, The Odyssey Collection
Learn how renowned feature film sound artists approach the creative use of sound effects as a narrative tool. Sound is half of the movie experience. Directors including George Lucas and David Lynch have said so themselves. And if you’re reading the Pro Sound Effects blog, I’m likely preaching to the choir. But what does that really mean in practice? How does the soundtrack become more than just...

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...

The Odyssey Collection: Essentials Library Tour with Brad Engleking

September 27, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Reviews, 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.

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

September 14, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases, Pro Sound Effects, 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.

Setting the studio on fire: Recording sounds for Raiders of the Lost Ark

August 24, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, The Odyssey Collection, Film Sound
Discover the lengths that true sound effects recordists will go to capture the perfect sound. Since we started developing The Odyssey Collection for your personal use and exploring its sonic treasures, we uncovered a historic sound effect story that was too good to keep to ourselves.

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."