Recently Emma Butt was asked to record the ADR or overdub for a kids drama series. Being freelance often means prep time isn’t factored into your booking. With this job, no prep time meant no time to cue up (add in visual or audio cues) for every character. One actor spotted this and asked if Emma had ever heard of or tried a piece of software called VoiceQ. Emma hadn’t so she decided to investigate once the first 3 episodes were completed and try it out. In this article you can learn how she got on with VoiceQ.
In this premium video tutorial our resident loudness guru Mike Thornton takes us through how to use the the TC Electronic LM1n loudness metering plug-in. The advantages of the LM1n is that it doesn’t take up much screen real estate and the LM1n’s simpler display also makes it ideal for multi-skilled staff and for use in other sectors like mastering for music streaming and albums.
Are you thinking, “New Year, New Venture”? Are you responding to possible demand and thinking that you should get into Post Production? Here’s my guide to setting up a post production system, on a budget.
Recently we produced an article looking into an announcement from Apple following an update of Final Cut Pro that the Avid DNx family of codecs, as well as other codecs like Cineform, which GoPro cameras often use would no longer be supported natively in future releases of the macOS operating system. We can now reveal details of exactly which codecs, both audio and video, Apple plans to support natively in the future as well as those which will not be supported in future macOS releases.
Until recently, I had only ever worked as a 1 person ADR team where I am being both the ADR mixer and Pro Tools operator as back in Ireland a one person ADR team was all I ever knew. Cut to now and freelancing in London and being booked to work in Goldcrest, I’ve had to learn the two-person system. So what are the advantages? How does it work?
There’s a feature that had it been in Pro Tools would have been a life saver on a recent project. It’s already in Avid Media Composer so should it come to Pro Tools?
Following our article Apple Announce End Of Native Support For Avid DNx Codecs - Avid Respond. Why This Matters For Pro Tools Users Adobe have announced that the pro video apps now support ProRes export on the Windows platform releasing updates to the Adobe Creative Cloud video apps, including Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and Adobe Media Encoder CC.
With the release of a major Final Cut update Apple also took the opportunity to warn users that a future macOS will NOT support a number of commonly used video codecs including Avid’s DNxHD, which Avid recommend as the best video format for Pro Tools and a lot of video camera formats built around the Cineform codec. Is this Flash all over again?
Following the recent announcement that Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users with a current upgrade plan will get the UVI Falcon worth $349, the Falcon Factory Sounds and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6GB sound pack. In addition, Pro Tools First users will get the UVI Workstation 3 and the Plugsound Avid Edition 2.6GB sound pack.
In this article we are going share what we think about the addition of these UVI products to Pro Tools and also give you a taste of all the extra UVI sound libraries that you can buy to get even more out of these bundled UVI products.
Are you new to working in surround sound? Then check out this video that I have aimed at those who are already familiar with Pro Tools but who may be new to working in surround sound. In this free video tutorial, we take a look at the basic concepts and workflows for working in surround in Pro Tools Ultimate.
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.