Following the resurrection of Dolby’s Dialog Intelligence with the new Netflix delivery specs and best practice recommendations, in this article, we ask whether Dolby’s algorithm is still fit for purpose as a speech-gating solution?
Have you ever asked “what exactly is Dolby Atmos? or “how do mixers learn to produce content in the format? If you have then The Dolby Institute, in partnership with the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, has launched the first free online training curriculum focused on Dolby Atmos.
My name is Lucy J Mitchell and I am a freelance Sound Editor and Dubbing Mixer for TV, Film and Computer Games living on the Surrey-London border and have been working in the Audio Post Production industry for almost 10 years. In my first article on Pro Tools Expert I covered the first 7 Pro Tools functions I could not live without In this article I am going to cover the second batch of 7 Pro Tools functions I could not live without.
Ever needed to recreate the Doppler effect as an object passes you? Tonsturm has released a plug-in called Traveler that has been designed to produce that unique Doppler effect using a graphical path editor in the GUI to enable a sound’s virtual movement, but that is just the start...
This sound design tutorial from Tonsturm covers different techniques and workflows and you be able to see the powerful plug-in Traveler in action.
So you’ve booked two days in a studio to finish a 5.1 mix. You show up with your hard drive, and open the session. When you go to check the monitor calibration, you find a few level anomalies. What do you do? The goal of this article is to show you how to do a level calibration that keeps you out of hot water and doesn’t interfere with the existing studio set-up.
My name is Lucy J Mitchell and I am a freelance Sound Editor and Dubbing Mixer for TV, Film and Computer Games living on the Surrey-London border and have been working in the Audio Post Production industry for almost 10 years. In my first article for Pro Tools Expert I am going to share here the first 7 of 14 Pro Tools functions I could not live without.
Auto Align Post is one of those plug-ins which addresses a very specific issue and fixes it with the minimum of fuss. This video demonstration illustrates how well Auto Align Post fits into the process of ingesting and conforming multiple files into a post session.
Whether you work in music production or audio post-production you can now have a versatile interface that delivers the respected DAD sound quality with complete Pro Tools integration. In this article we walk through the features in the MTRX that will help you future proof your Pro Tools HD system and talk to a user about why he chose to buy a Pro Tools MTRX.
ADR Recordist and Editor Emma Butt gets asked a lot of questions by people starting out about how to do ADR. What format should tracks take, stereo or mono? Why use a fill track? What is a good way to cue up your session efficiently before starting? How do I deliver the session once completed? In this article Emma will answer these questions and you can download her Pro Tools ADR Template too.
Scott Kramer who is Manager, Sound Technology | Creative Technologies & Infrastructure at Netflix reached out to us to ask if he could respond to our very popular article Has Netflix Turned The Clock Back 10 Years Or Is Their New Loudness Delivery Spec A Stroke Of Genius? We always welcome responses to articles we produce and so welcome Scott’s request to share this thoughts on how this new loudness spec came about.
Whilst at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam we were able to get an exclusive first look at the new Loudness Toolkit suite of plug-ins including LM-Correct, ISL and VisLM which now has new presets for the new Netflix delivery spec with a new loudness parameter, Dialogue LRA as well as new flexibility to simultaneously monitor multiple integrated measurements.
It seemed I started getting emails from people almost as soon as the virtual ink was dry on the latest delivery spec to come from Netflix. People were concerned about the language and the impression that Netflix had turned the clock back 10 years by using Dolby’s Dialog Intelligence software. In this article, we investigate to see if Netflix’s new delivery spec is a retrograde move, a pragmatic response to the changing climate, or a stroke of genius.
As someone who mixes audio for self-shooters, I often get the sync audio as 2 tracks, the camera mic and a personal lav mic on the talent. My workflow has been to go through the clips and select which one sounds better because I couldn’t use them both because of varying timing differences between them. Now with Auto-Align Post from Sound Radix, because it can fix the timing differences dynamically throughout a clip, I can now use them both together, and in this free video tutorial, I am going to show you how.
Sound Radix have announced Auto-Align Post. A new dynamic time-alignment plug-in that builds on their revolutionary Auto-Align plug-in, which fixes comb filtering caused by arrival time differences between static microphones, and extends that functionality to moving microphones in Auto-Align Post.
In this set of 4 free video tutorials, Avid Audio Solution Specialist Simon Sherbourne will show how to use the Facebook 360 suite of plug-ins as well as other tools to help you get started creating immersive mixes in Pro Tools Ultimate.
I have been relatively quiet for a while on the issue of loudness and loudness workflows in a broadcast setting. However, since my last articles on loudness, there have been a number of issues that have been exercising the little grey cells as Agatha Christie's Poirot would say, which I plan to explore further in this article.
Digital cinemas play back all of their content from a file format known as Digital Cinema Package (DCP). This free video tutorial gives an overview of the format, along with a demonstration of how to go about creating DCP files from your Pro Tools mixes.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring the new Typewriter Kontakt Instrument from Wavesfactory featuring a Royal vintage typewriter using 4 mic positions: close stereo, stereo ribbon, mono and stereo room. Check it out either as a foley instrument for audio post-production or as a rhythm instrument for music production.
Avid has been a little quiet on releasing the next version of Pro Tools. We have been looking at the Pro Tools Ideascale and chatting amongst the Pro Tools Expert team about what features we would like to see in the next release of Pro Tools. What features are you looking for?