Sound Editing

 

sound editor is a creative professional responsible for selecting and assembling sound recordings in preparation for the final sound mixing or mastering of a television program, motion picture, video game, or any production involving recorded or synthetic sound. Sound editing developed out of the need to fix the incomplete, undramatic, or technically inferior sound recordings of early talkies, and over the decades has become a respected filmmaking craft, with sound editors implementing the aesthetic goals of motion picture sound design.

There are primarily three divisions of sound that are combined to create a final mix, these being dialogue, effects, and music. In larger markets such as New York and Los Angeles, sound editors often specialize in only one of these areas, thus a show will have separate dialogue, effects, and music editors. In smaller markets, sound editors are expected to know how to handle it all, often crossing over into the mixing realm as well. Editing effects is likened to creating the sonic world from scratch, while dialogue editing is likened to taking the existing sonic world and fixing it. Dialogue editing is more accurately thought of as “production sound editing”, where the editor takes the original sound recorded on the set, and using a variety of techniques, makes the dialogue more understandable, as well as smoother, so the listener doesn’t hear the transitions from shot to shot (often the background sounds underneath the words change dramatically from take to take). Among the challenges that effects editors face are creatively adding together various elements to create believable sounds for everything you see on screen, as well as memorizing their sound effects library.

What Will I Learn?
  • You will know how to make your audio sound better
  • Reduce background noise & improve vocals

  • Create an Audition project from beginning to end

  • Mix and master a project to sound perfect for online viewing
  • Save and export high quality audio files
  • Know proper workflow for podcasting, music production, and general audio editing
  • Create DJ Drops in Adobe Audition
  • Know how to master music
  • and so much more!
Requirements
  • You should have Adobe Audition installed on your computer (Mac or PC is fine). We’ll be using the CC version of Audition, and we recommend that one to easily follow along with.
  • No prior experience in audio production or editing is required.
Description

Make your audio sound amazing with Adobe Audition CC!

If you are looking for an audio editing application that will allow you to record, edit and mix audio like the pros, Adobe Audition is the best answer.

Audio Audition is used by musicians, podcasters, video creators, editors, audio engineers, and professionals around the world!

This complete course is the best way to jump right in and start editing your own audio.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Get comfortable with the Audition CC interface
  • Start new projects
  • Record audio with Audition
  • Adjust volume
  • Edit audio tracks together
  • Add background music
  • Apply and adjust effects
  • Remove background noise
  • Make audio better with EQ, amplitude, and compression
  • Stretch time and shift audio pitch
  • Add delay and echo effects
  • Make vocals sound better
  • Remove vocals from audio
  • Edit music in Audition
  • Add and adjust singing vocals
  • Create a looping song
  • Make a DJ Drop
  • Edit a podcast in Audition
  • Mix and master your audio
  • Save and export high quality files
  • and so much more!

Practice recording and editing while you learn. This course includes practice audio files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing.

We’ll be teaching the course using the creative cloud (CC) version of Adobe Audition, but if you have a previous version (CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3 – Mac or PC), you can still learn to edit like a pro.

Who is the target audience?
  • Audio engineers, producers and editors
  • Musicians
  • Podcasters
  • Video creators
  • Online teachers, YouTubers, content creators
  • Anybody who wants to learn audio editing like the pros!
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