Archives For Audio

Audio software and editing tutorials.

iZotope: Amplitude, Levels, and Loudness
What is amplitude? What do the terms “dBFS,” “Peak Level,” and “RMS” mean? This video explains amplitude and the terms associated with amplitude when recording.

Source: iZotope

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iZotope: How to Use the EQ Practice Tool
Get better-sounding recordings by building your EQ IQ! This video will show you how to use the Pro Audio Essentials EQ Practice tool so you can achieve better recording results.

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(Screenshot showing the iZotope ‘Explore’ page)

Link to isotope’s ‘Pro Audio Essentials’ website. Click on ‘Learn’ and then ‘Explore’ to use the EQ Practice Tool

Source: iZotope

 

iZotope: Types of EQ
Different types of EQ can be used to bring out different aspects of a recording. This video explains some basic types of EQ and what each type is best for.

Source: iZotope


How to Sync Audio to Video in Premiere Pro CC
This tutorial will teach you various techniques to sync audio and video in Adobe Premiere Pro and CC.

Source: Corey Machado

 

Adobe Audition CC 2015

Source: Larry Jordan’s tutorial on ‘warming a voice’. Utilises step-by-step instructions/visuals to guide you through the process.

Summary: To “warm up” a voice, we boost a range of bass frequencies. To improve diction, we boost a range of higher frequencies. And the tool we use to accomplish both these tasks is called an EQ filter (EQ is shorthand for “equalization”).

Link: Warm a Voice and Improve Diction

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Source: Larry Jordan’s tutorial on how to improve audio recordings especially of the human voice within Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Video recordings with variable audio quality is a very common problem, and this step-by-step tutorial is a very useful guide on how to ‘smooth’ those variables out and to achieve the best quality recording possible. Well worth the time to read it.

Link: Premiere Pro CC: Boost and Smooth Audio Levels

 

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Source: Larry Jordan’s tutorial on how to normalise video in Adobe Media Encoder.

This tutorial is really only for those of you who might have material to be broadcast. If you are web video producers then this is less important, but regardless it would still be worthwhile to be aware that such a standard exists for broadcast, as you never know when your own masterpiece may end up being broadcast.

There are a few guidelines that are technical at the start, but don’t worry, they are so you just know which option to choose depending on your country of origin/distribution. After that there is a visual step-by-step guide to the ‘normalization’ process.

Link: Loudness Normalization Tutorial.