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Pro Sound Effects Blog

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 Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Design, The Odyssey Collection
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 Film Sound, Interviews, The Odyssey Collection
Discover the lengths that true sound effects recordists will go to capture the perfect sound. As we’re diligently developing the soon-to-be-released Odyssey: Essentials Sound Library 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 The Odyssey Collection, Sound Recording, Sound Effects
"As a sound designer for motion pictures, I live and die by the quality of my library."

Refining Greatness: Step inside the development of the Mangini Anderson Library

June 01, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases, The Odyssey Collection, Pro Sound Effects
The Pro Sound Effects Editing Team is always hard at work. Our big project for 2017 is developing the world-class sound libraries born from our exclusive partnership with Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson.

Mark Mangini & Richard Anderson Join the Pro Sound Effects Library

April 19, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Library Releases, The Odyssey Collection
Academy Award®-winning sound editors to release exclusive world-class sound effects libraries. In an ongoing collaboration, Pro Sound Effects is teaming up with two award-winning post audio veterans, Mark Mangini (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fifth Element & more) and Richard L. Anderson (The Lion King, Raiders of the Lost Ark & more), to release exclusive sound effects libraries.