Here's part 2 of notes on recent news of assorted audio-related Adobe Premiere Pro tutorials and tips on noise removal, normalize, EQ, editing to sound, controlling audio in Clip Mixer and Timeline, voice overs, Adobe Audition and more.
Eran Stern posted Auto Beat Edit, which shows how to auto-assemble a quick edit using Mamoworld Beat Assistant script in After Effects, copy it to Premiere Pro, and use Automate to Sequence to match cuts of visual elements to audio beats. Here's the tutorial:
Audio Basics for Podcasts – PART 2: Plug-Ins and Settings, also by Micha Schmidt, discusses frequencies, EQ and Compressor settings in Adobe Audition. See also from Vashi Nedomansky on 5 Audio EQ Tips for Filmmakers:
Exporting Multichannel Quicktimes in Premiere Pro: Part 2 by “Strypes” updates an old post with info on new features for exporting multichannel QuickTime files. With Multiple Output Assignment In Premiere Pro CC, you can set multiple output tracks from a single track in Premiere. If you have SOTs, VOs, Music and SFX on separate tracks, you can map and pan those to an output track without having to perform an audio mixdown.
A few months ago, The Edit Cellar posted Premiere Pro CS6 – How to Write to an Audio Track (see new audio clip mixer info above):
Adjusting Audio Volume And Panning In The Timeline and Working With The Audio Clip Mixer by Jeff Sengstack are Premiere Pro CC tutorials on the new Clip Mixer and the new Timeline. He also made available another on audio, Breaking Out Multi-Channel Clips Into Mono Clips:
Adobe's Colin Smith shared How to record a voice over narration in Premiere Pro. Also posted recently was Recording audio for an interview: DSLR Video Tips and Five Adobe Audition CC Effects To Better Quality Voice Overs by Mike Russell:
Adobe Audition CC is a powerful adjunct to Premiere.
There's more on AdobeTV, in Learn Audition CC, but here's Adobe's Overview, and Frequency Band Splitter and Reversioning Stereo and Mono for 5.1 from Jason Levine, Adobe's audio evangelist. The Frequency Band Splitter could be used to generate interesting music visualizations in After Effects.
The recording of Adobe's recent Ask a Video Pro webinar with Larry Jordan, Demystifying Audio – Adobe Audition for Video Editors, was made public. Larry has added Adobe apps to his Final Cut training; for example, a New Audition CC Training Series, noted by the Audition team.
Sound Removal, Auto-Speech Alignment for ADR, and More in Adobe Audition CC by Paul Schmutzler also explores the Loudness Radar Meter (noted earlier) for matching and adhering to broadcast volume standards (video, plus 4 pages of text).
Audition tutorial: Working with voiceover tracks by Scott Hirsch is part of a new Lynda.com course on Building a Commercial Soundtrack in Audition. It discusses how to create a soundtrack for a 30-second Internet or TV commercial that highlights brand and visual messaging, with sound effects, voice-over, and other audio elements common to commercials.
Editing for Rhythm and Pacing from Kurt Lancaster, at the Focal Press 'Mastering Film' blog, contrasts TV news and cinematic styles to explore mediated and first-person narratives in documentaries, which of course involves different sound design.
Chris Meyer's new class fits here too. Editing and Animating to Sound in Adobe After Effects distills “years of experience creating visuals to sound into a two-and-a-half-hour video course of exercises and real-world examples.” Here's a different sample, “Adding notes”:
Clay Asbury posted Audio Resources for Filmmakers, online resources to help filmmakers get the best results when working with audio. The Film Sound Sessions with Clinton Harn from Zacuto looks interesting. Here's a different sample, from Lights Film School:
Jonny Elwyn posted The Secrets of Hollywood Sound Design, which has a couple of movie extras on sound. Here's something similar, The Sound and Music of Oblivion from a SoundWorks Collection profile, which was noted earlier in HUD and UI graphics in ‘Oblivion’ + titles:
Note that this roundup is for quick review and comparison. There is almost always vital information from the originating authors at the links provided — and often free presets, plug-ins, or stock footage too.
Thumbnail images from Andrew Kramer.