What Is Audio Mastering? By Last Drop Mastering Mastering is the all-important last step in the song/album creation process, and unfortunately one that can often be overlooked. Put plainly, your music will never be at a professional level if it is not mastered properly. This is the stage where dull, listless songs come to brilliant life as one polished, "larger than life" EP or album. They say you need an outside pair of ears on-board for this stage, and preferably one with hundreds (if not thousands) of projects behind them. Even the best mastering engineers in the world send their own material off to another mastering specialist for processing. ...Read More »
Minimizing Wind Noise By Ben Longden Nothing annoys me more on a location shoot than wind noise. In fact I've had more than an earful of it, and decided to do something serious about it. The occasion was on location at a major horse stud, filming a tutorial for my client, a major veterinarian firm in northern Victoria. ...Read More »
HowAudio's Apple Logic Training: Audio File Processing By Patrick Copeland In this clip, host Patrick Copeland continues looking at editing audio in Logic Pro and audio file editing in the Sample Editor. He shows how to get to the sample editor by double clicking on a region and using the W key on the keyboard to get to the Sample Editor. ...Read More »
Logic Pro 9 New Features: Flex Tips By Damian Allen In this clip, host Damian Allen details some quick tips using the Flex feature, including time stretching an entire audio region, aligning a flex marker in your current track using transient markers from another track, and more. ...Read More »
Logic Pro 9 New Features: Quantize Audio By Damian Allen In this clip, host Damian Allen details how to Quantize audio with the Flex technology in Logic Pro 9, which enables you to perform the same process with digital audio. He shows how to enable the flex mode to use the Quantize feature in Logic Pro 9. ...Read More »
Logic Pro 9 New Features: Creating a Flex Marker By Damian Allen In this clip, host Damian Allen details how to create a custom Flex Marker. He discusses how a clip has a second vocal trill after a first trill but Logic detected no transients in that area on the timeline. He then moves the playhead to the half beat to act as a guide for the alignment. ...Read More »
Logic Pro 9 New Features: Flex View By Damian Allen The Flex View is where you will do most of your audio tweaks. In this clip, host Damian Allen details the features of the Flex view, how to activate it, how to activate and deactivate tracks, how to access the Flex menu. He also covers the tempophone and Speed modes. ...Read More »
Logic Pro 9 New Features: The Flex Tool By Damian Allen In this clip, host Damian Allen takes a look at Flex Editing in Logic Pro 9, a featur similar in functionality to elastic audio in other applications. He details two ways of working the Flex System, using the Flex tool, or the Flex View. He starts this lesson by looking at the Flex Tool. ...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's Heal Tool By Kevin McAuliffe As an editor, I run into many problems in my day to day work. One that always creeps up from time to time is when a DOP has gone out and shot a talent stand-up, and has come back, and the extro throw has a huge hit of distortion in it and, of course, they only did one take. ...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 »
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