Reaper DAW By Mike Jones Much like video editing systems, the tools for crafting, mixing, and multi-tracking digital audio projects - be they music, audio or sound for video endeavours - have reached a very mature stage in their development and evolution as technologies. The Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) market has grounded itself in all-digital workflows and common production practices whilst, at the same time, diversified into an array of major players. ...Read More »
Apple's Soundtrack Pro 3 By Kevin McAuliffe Soundtrack Pro 2 was a great application. You could harness its power for not only Final Cut Pro timelines, but for any editing application that could export an OMF file. What Apple had essentially given us was a professional, production-ready application to take any audio project to the next level. But, I had one concern. Where would it go from there? ...Read More »
Apple updates Final Cut Studio Apple has updated its Final Cut Studio suite of professional creative applications with more than 100 new features, as well as new versions of its Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color and Compressor applications. ...Read More »
Bias Peak Pro XT 6 for Macintosh By Heath McKnight Bias Peak Pro XT 6 is a powerful set of audio production and mastering software applications for the Mac. You can create and master music, mix audio, fix bad sound, and so much more. This is unbelievably great software and should be a part of every Mac audio professional's digital toolbox. ...Read More »
Doing Professional Quality Voice Overs In The Comfort Of Your Own Home By Kevin McAuliffe Being an editor who works out of a home office, I have a few major advantages over large and small post production facilities. First, I can beat the price (even a discounted price) that any post facility can offer. Second, my rates include both SD and HD editing, motion graphics, sound mixes and DVD creation, and finally, I am there for my clients not only during the day, but evenings and weekends as well. ...Read More »
Adobe Soundbooth CS4 Essential Training: What is Digital Audio By Sven-Erik Seaholm In this video, Lynda.com host Sven-Erik Seaholm talks about what digital audio is and how it looks and sounds in Adobe's Soundbooth CS4. He covers how various instruments such as drums and the electric guitar sound, and look via Soundbooth's spectral frequency display. He discusses what frequencies are and how they look, as well as how the spectral frequency display works as opposed to the waveform display. He also talks about bit depth and sample rates. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Track Automation By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland continues on with Track Automation in Logic Pro and covers more features, including Automation groups, Insert Bypassing, Output Automation, Convert MIDI to Automation, and Quick Access. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Grouping and Master Output By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland discusses grouping and master output in Logic. He also covers Group Settings, Group Clutch, and Mastering Effects. He shows how to use groups in the mixer window in order to control multiple channels at once. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Bussing and Panning By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland takes a look at Logic's Bussing and Panning tools, and covers such aspects as imaging your mix, bussing options, and auxiliary channels. Patrick creates a Logic project, with aq drum recording, a bass recording and an acoustic guitar recording, no effects, and center panned, to demonstrate how to use bussing and panning to create more depth and width in the actual recording. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Inserts and Effects By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland takes a look at Logic's mixing capabilities, including Logic's Inserts and Effects, effects presets that come with Logic, copying plug-ins, and the pre-sets library. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Mixing Audio By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland discusses mixing audio. He discusses the Audio Mixer, Environment Mixer, Creating Channels, and Managing Busses. He covers the two different types of mixers in Logic, that basically do the same thing but have slightly different interfaces. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: The Score Editor By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland takes a look at the Score Editor, gives you an overview and shows where everything is to get started with Score Editing. He details how to get to the Score Editor via Preferences. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Editing MIDI Tracks By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland shows some of the basic editing functions and where everything is in Logic. There will be some level of your own ability to work through the editing functions in Logic because it is so vast. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training : Take Folders By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland takes a look at how Logic creates Take Folders when you are cycle recording or loop recording. He also shows how to create locator sections and uses the compiler function to locate the best takes. And finally, he covers editing Take Folders and Comp Regions. ...Read More »
HowAudio Motu Digital Performer: Using Plug-ins By Les Brockmann In this clip, HowAudio host Les Brockmann discusses using plugins while mixing audio. He also covers plug-in effects that are best for individual channels, plug-ins that are best for many channels at once, and using Aux Tracks for Plug-in effects-busing and signal flow. ...Read More »
HowAudio Motu Digital Performer: Setting up to Mix By Les Brockmann In this clip, HowAudio host Les Brockmann goes over setting up to mix a dance tune. He covers using buses, signal routing for mixing with DP, monitoring through the mix destination stereo audio track, and using a master fader track. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic training: Create your own Apple Loops By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland digs a little deeper into what Apple Loops can do and how they function. He also creates a Loop using an audio file. He also covers Metadata, transient markers and the Save as command. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Audio Regions By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland covers how audio regions function in the arranged area, the different types of regions and file types and how they interact in the same area. He also takes a look at the graphic view as well as the color palette. ...Read More »
HowAudio Motu Digital Performer: Mixing Audio By Les Brockmann In this clip, HowAudio host Les Brockmann goes over the mixing board, covering the mixer features, the mini menu contents, and the V-Rack. He shows the mixing board window, MIDI tracks, instrument tracks, and a recorded audio track. ...Read More »
HowAudio Motu Digital Performer and File Management: The six time registers By Les Brockmann In this clip, HowAudio host Les Brockmann goes over several new features that will help you get around in Digital Performer, including the six time registers, naming and labeling in Digital Performer, and the multiple levels of undo. ...Read More »
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