sound mixing

RX 6-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 26

RX 6-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 26

I’ve spoken about noise reduction in a few posts in the past. Most recently I discussed various approaches to this in week 11 of this series here. One of…

Sound Editing-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 21

Sound Editing-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 21

The sound edit is where the dialog, music and effects tracks are all laid out and prepped for mixing and for outputs. The editing of the location dialog tracks, the…

Great Use of Music-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 20

Great Use of Music-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 20

When I was a kid television consisted of a few channels, broadcast over the air. If you were lucky and you could point the antenna (or coat hanger) in just…

Workflow-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 16

Workflow-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 16

There really is no “standard” workflow for anything in filmmaking. Every project, in every aspect, is a unique set of situations. This post will discuss the differences between movies and…

Tinker, Tinker, Tinker-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 10

Tinker, Tinker, Tinker-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 10

Back in the days of film, when edits consisted of a piece of tape or some glue, and when fades and effects were created in a lab, firm choices needed…

Silence in Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 9

Silence in Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 9

When editing sound and building layers for blending, sometimes there is a feeling that each moment, each action must be filled with sound. However, the push and pull of storytelling…

EQ-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 7

EQ-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 7

Equalizers were created to help tame the frequency responses of recordings. Early on, they were relatively simple devices that would boost or attenuate a broad range of frequencies of the…

Meters, Levels, Peaks, CALM-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 5

Meters, Levels, Peaks, CALM-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 5

Meters, loudness, levels and the CALM Act can be a technical and somewhat confusing topic.  I will try to make this useful with a minimum amount of geekery. As a…

Atmospheres – 28 Weeks of Post Audio -Week 4

Atmospheres – 28 Weeks of Post Audio -Week 4

Audio atmospheres are a powerful and subliminal way to indicate many aspects of a particular scene with sound. In the convention of filmmaking (and our lives) we know that if…

DAW – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 3

DAW – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 3

Much like the heated debate between which is best – Mac or PC, a similar debate rages on in the Digital Audio Workstation  (DAW) world namely: to Pro Tools or…