Synopses & Reviews
Audio producer Jeff Sobel is your guide to the only professional audio post-production application designed specifically for the Final Cut editor: Soundtrack Pro 3. Working seamlessly between Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro, you’ll master audio restoration and clean-up, build and edit multitrack projects, record and edit voice-overs and narration, and experiment with advanced mixing and effects.
Using footage from the hit TNT show Leverage and the gorgeous HD documentary OneSixRight, this step-by-step, Apple-certified guide starts with sound editing and mixing basics in Final Cut Pro, and moves on to the fine points of fixing audio files, working with the frequency spectrum, recording and editing dialogue, and spotting sound effects in Soundtrack Pro. Finally, you'll score a sophisticated multitrack montage sequence, and mix and conform it to professional standards. Whether you're a seasoned editor or just getting started, this book shows you how to use Final Cut Studio as an integrated package to produce superb audio and sound design.
- DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files
- Focused lessons take you step by step through real-world projects
- Accessible writing style puts expert instructors at your side
- Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast
- Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
- Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple Pro certification exam
There’s no better way to learn to create professional audio files for film or video than this self-paced, Apple-certified guide to Soundtrack Pro 2—the only digital audio tool designed specifically for Final Cut Pro users. Audio producer Martin Sitter created all-new projects and completely revised this best-selling book to take advantage of the software’s new streamlined interface, surround mixing features, revolutionary ability to synchronize changes between picture and sound, and new dialog track tools. After introducing readers to the Soundtrack workspace and showing them how to work with audio clips and tracks, Sitter moves quickly to the essential task of audio restoration and clean-up. Readers then learn to arrange, edit, and mix multi-track audio projects; record and edit voiceovers and narration; and experiment with advanced mixing and effects. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of sound design or editing, with step-by-step projects for you to complete as you go. DVD with project and media files included.
About the Author
Jeff Sobel is a veteran sound engineer and video producer. He has produced numerous albums for indie artists in a variety of genres and handled audio postproduction for feature-length films. As the chief engineer of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Jeff designed the bus studios and continues to be responsible for its technical direction. An Apple Certified Trainer, Jeff has taught Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Digidesign Pro Tools. He is currently a freelance audio/ video producer, consultant, and educator living in Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Basic Sound Editing
Chapter 1: Exploring The Workspace
Part 2: Audio Restoration & Clean-Up
Chapter 2: Fixing Audio Files
Chapter 3: Working with the Frequency Spectrum
Part 3: Dialogue Recording and ADR
Chapter 4: Recording In Soundtrack Pro
Chapter 5: Old School Dialog Replacement
Chapter 6: New School Dialog Replacement
Part 4: Multitrack Editing
Chapter 7: Editing Multitrack Projects
Chapter 8: Working With Content
Chapter 9: Mixing Multitrack Projects
Chapter 10: Conforming Multitrack Projects