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Soundtrack Pro 3 Essential Training
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Soundtrack Pro 3 Essential Training

with Rick Allen Lippert

Video: Welcome

(Music playing.) Hi! I'm Rick Allen Lippert and I'd like to welcome you to Soundtrack Pro 3 Essential Training. Soundtrack Pro is a powerful audio editing and creation application that is part of the Final Cut Studio Suite. You can use it by itself to create music and other audio projects or you can use it in combination with Final Cut Pro to enhance your video projects. In this course, I'll show you how to round trip from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro and back to perform a very cool noise reduction of a single audio file and also to sweeten an entire sequence with a music bed, music loops and sound effects, using assets that come bundled with the app.
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  1. 4m 23s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 12s
  2. 29m 42s
    1. Making a quick round trip
      6m 6s
    2. Touring the workspace
      5m 27s
    3. Working in the Timeline
      6m 13s
    4. Setting Timeline preferences
      2m 7s
    5. Touring the left pane
      3m 21s
    6. Touring the lower pane
      2m 39s
    7. Touring the right pane
      2m 18s
    8. Setting up the system
      1m 31s
  3. 31m 54s
    1. Introducing the File Editor
      7m 58s
    2. Introducing the File Editor tab
      4m 54s
    3. Selecting and copying audio files
      5m 0s
    4. Editing on the sample level
      3m 44s
    5. Editing the frequency spectrum
      3m 37s
    6. Working with actions
      5m 28s
    7. Saving an audio file project
      1m 13s
  4. 26m 35s
    1. Choosing processing effects
      5m 38s
    2. Adjusting levels
      5m 8s
    3. Changing speed and reversing audio
      3m 54s
    4. Analyzing and fixing problems
      4m 36s
    5. Reducing noise
      4m 15s
    6. EQ matching and swapping channels
      3m 4s
  5. 40m 46s
    1. Exploring the multitrack workspace
      6m 54s
    2. Setting multitrack preferences
      2m 0s
    3. Adding assets and working in the Timeline
      10m 45s
    4. Overlapping, truncating, and cross-fading clips
      6m 22s
    5. Editing clip and track properties
      6m 57s
    6. Using the Timeslice tool
      5m 22s
    7. Using the Lift and Stamp tools
      2m 26s
  6. 12m 55s
    1. Setting up to record
      2m 25s
    2. Recording a single take and multiple takes
      5m 28s
    3. Using the Multitake Editor
      5m 2s
  7. 12m 16s
    1. Searching for music loops
      4m 46s
    2. Creating a song
      2m 57s
    3. Editing fixed-duration music
      4m 33s
  8. 13m 9s
    1. Searching for sound effects
      6m 4s
    2. Spotting sound effects with the Multipoint Video HUD
      3m 22s
    3. Shaping sound effects
      3m 43s
  9. 24m 46s
    1. Preparing for the final mix
      4m 34s
    2. Working with tracks, busses, and submixes
      5m 21s
    3. Using the mixer and setting the signal path
      3m 43s
    4. Automated mixing in stereo
      5m 9s
    5. Automated mixing in surround sound
      5m 59s
  10. 9m 29s
    1. Using Soundtrack Pro Conform
      4m 22s
    2. Reviewing and approving changes
      5m 7s
  11. 5m 55s
    1. Exporting a master mix
      3m 4s
    2. Choosing export file formats
      2m 51s
  12. 7m 20s
    1. Creating a podcast
      2m 8s
    2. Adding markers and images to create an enhanced podcast
      3m 12s
    3. Exporting a podcast
      2m 0s
  13. 10s
    1. Goodbye
      10s

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Soundtrack Pro 3 Essential Training
3h 39m Intermediate Sep 18, 2009

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Soundtrack Pro 3 Essential Training explains the importance of this audio component of Final Cut Studio in a professional video workflow. Apple Certified Final Cut Studio Trainer Rick Allen Lippert shows how to set up an effective Soundtrack Pro system and establish a fundamental workflow, from simple audio processing to final mixdown and exporting. Rick explains how to roundtrip from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro to perform noise reduction and sweeten audio, and shows how to use the provided loops and sound effects to enhance a project. He also demonstrates how simple it is to create a podcast with Soundtrack Pro 3, and to record voiceovers and vocals directly into the system. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Editing an audio file with a non-destructive workflow
  • Analyzing and fixing problems in a mix with processing tools
  • Setting multitrack preferences for a stable import
  • Recording multiple takes and using the Multitake Editor to create a final file
  • Creating a usable song from the provided music loops
  • Mastering multitrack projects and exporting a master mix
Subjects:
Audio + Music Video Audio for Video Post Production
Software:
Soundtrack Pro
Author:
Rick Allen Lippert

Welcome

(Music playing.) Hi! I'm Rick Allen Lippert and I'd like to welcome you to Soundtrack Pro 3 Essential Training. Soundtrack Pro is a powerful audio editing and creation application that is part of the Final Cut Studio Suite. You can use it by itself to create music and other audio projects or you can use it in combination with Final Cut Pro to enhance your video projects. In this course, I'll show you how to round trip from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro and back to perform a very cool noise reduction of a single audio file and also to sweeten an entire sequence with a music bed, music loops and sound effects, using assets that come bundled with the app.

I'll cover the workflow, from setting up your system to the final mixdown and exporting. We'll explore recording and editing single take and multi-take voiceover recordings and we'll see how easy it is to create podcasts with Soundtrack Pro. As a 30-year video veteran and an Apple Certified Final Cut Studio Master Trainer, I'm excited to have this chance to show you how easy it is to make your projects sound the best they can. Now let's get started with Soundtrack Pro 3 Essential Training.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Soundtrack Pro 3 Essential Training.


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Q: In the “Introducing the editor” video, the instructor says to Ctrl-click on a sound clip in the Final Cut Pro timeline and select Send to > Soundtrack Pro Audio File Project. On my screen, the option is grayed out and cannot be selected. How can this be fixed?
A: It is possible that a problem occurred when the software was installed.  Uninstalling and then reinstalling the Final Cut studio could fix the problem.
 
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