Archives For Audio

Audio software and editing tutorials.

adobe ppcc

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





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.

An informative video tutorial on the role of ‘peak normalisation’, ‘compression’, and ‘ hard limiting’ within Adobe Audition.

Source: Jason Huggins.

Sennheiser EW 100 G3 Wireless Mic System
Demo using the menus on the popular Sennheiser EW 100 G3 wireless mic.

Source: MacManHelpMe

Smartphone/iPod Audio Accessories 

Drew Keller of Storyguide, discuss three audio accessories that will allow you to record professional audio on your smartphone or mobile device.

There are other solutions available but the ones discussed in this video are: iRig Pro, iRig PRE and KV Connections cable. N.B. since this video was made the iRig Mic has been upgraded (see link below).

iKmultimedia produce the iRig devices.
kVconnection make the iPhone/iPod connection cable.

Source: Storyguide

Production Mics

Here, Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly, gives some hints/tips on which mics to use for boom pole operation, and how to position them. The actual footage starts at 01:28 mins. in (you have to allow for the usual waffle/plugs etc. before the useful stuff appears).

Also an interesting video on ‘How to Build a $25 DIY Boom Pole‘.

Source: FilmRiot

smartLav recently purchased the smartLav to test it out and found it very useful. The microphone (mic.), plugs into the ‘ear’ socket on a suitable mobile device, e.g. Apple iPhone, iPod or Android phone. Continue reading