In this free tutorial video, I run through the process of creating ADR beeps in Pro Tools using nothing but keyboard shortcuts. Even if you don't work in audio post production, the shortcuts featured here are very useful in other Pro Tools workflows and can help to greatly speed up workflows and productivity.
What Is ADR?
ADR stands for ‘Automatic Dialogue Replacement’ (but believe me, there is nothing ‘automatic’ about it! ) it can also stand for ‘Additional Dialogue Recording’ and in America some still call it ‘Looping’ (this is because when it was all shot on 35mm film the magnetic film stock used to record tracks were put onto the record machine as endless loops ).
Getting an artist back for ADR is always a problem. Actors are often off to a new job by the time a film comes to post-production. So, one way to get better access, is to travel to wherever they are and re-record their lines.
More On ADR With Pro Tools
As part of a series of guest articles we covered the audio post production workflow from start to finish. Here are links to the complete series....
- Part 1 - Assistant Editor, preping sessions
- Part 2 - Assistant Editor, preping sessions
- Part 3 - Dialog Editor, setting up dialog sessions
- Part 4 - Dialog Editor, preping for ADR and finishing the dialog edit
- Part 5 - Dialog Editor, marking up for ADR and handing on to the re-recording mixer
- Part 6 - ADR on location - part 1
- Part 7 - ADR on location - part 2
- Part 8 - Foley - part 1
- Part 9 - Foley - part 2
- Part 10 - Sound Effects
- Part 11 - Mixing - part 1
- Part 12 - Mixing - part 2