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Layering audio

From: Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Tools

Video: Layering audio

Another type of editing that may require edit rights is when you layer audio, but it depends on how you layer audio. So, for example, if you were to take a section from later in this song-- (music playing) --and play the beginning of that underneath a section from earlier in the song so that it remains in the sequence, that can work as long as you're doing it as an overlap, rather than a simple doubling up of two different parts of the song. So, for example, in a case like this, the outgoing section of the song comes from an earlier section of the composition than the incoming piece of the edit.

Layering audio

Another type of editing that may require edit rights is when you layer audio, but it depends on how you layer audio. So, for example, if you were to take a section from later in this song-- (music playing) --and play the beginning of that underneath a section from earlier in the song so that it remains in the sequence, that can work as long as you're doing it as an overlap, rather than a simple doubling up of two different parts of the song. So, for example, in a case like this, the outgoing section of the song comes from an earlier section of the composition than the incoming piece of the edit.

In that case, it's really more like a crossfade, even though you may play them both at full volume. However, where it may become an issue and may become something that requires edit rights is if you were to take the same piece and play it under the other section for the entire duration and then end them at the same place. In a case like this, let's say we liked the beat in this selected region, and we really wanted to supplement whatever was on our other track, so we built an edit that layered both parts of the track in the same place.

In a case like this you might need special edit rights. However, that can be a very effective technique to get a certain sound and it's a very valid technique, so if it gets what you need, it's sometimes worth doing that. Also, there are times where you may not need to worry about edit rights. For example, if you're cutting the temp track for a film or television show, you don't have to worry about clearing the audio and getting rights, because no one's ever going to hear it; it's really just used as an example internally.

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Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Tools

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  1. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    3. A word about the film and music used in this course
      25s
  2. 25m 4s
    1. Creating a template session for working to picture
      7m 29s
    2. Importing a picture file
      3m 17s
    3. What is time code?
      4m 17s
    4. Syncing picture to Pro Tools
      6m 58s
    5. Importing audio files
      3m 3s
  3. 48m 36s
    1. Using the Zoom and View commands
      9m 54s
    2. Utilizing the edit modes
      7m 59s
    3. Navigating with key commands
      7m 57s
    4. Creating and using sync points
      3m 20s
    5. Using the snap editing commands
      5m 16s
    6. Using memory locations
      8m 12s
    7. Customizing crossfades
      5m 58s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Auditioning music to picture
      10m 21s
    2. Editing to acquire multiple sync points within the same "cue"
      6m 2s
    3. Editing to maintain or change the arc/build of the cue to fit the scene
      15m 11s
    4. Editing the start and end of the cue
      9m 55s
    5. Setting up for a 30-second condensed edit
      4m 5s
    6. First pass of a 30-second condensed edit
      11m 17s
    7. Improving the 30-second condensed edit
      14m 41s
  5. 26m 49s
    1. Exploring alternate edits of the same song
      8m 17s
    2. Editing different songs to the same scene
      18m 32s
  6. 11m 25s
    1. Mixing the edit
      5m 26s
    2. Bouncing down the edit
      2m 47s
    3. Compressing the QuickTime files
      3m 12s
  7. 12m 19s
    1. Conforming the edit to picture if the scene has shifted
      5m 27s
    2. Conforming the edit if a shot's length changes within the scene
      6m 52s
  8. 10m 34s
    1. Removing profanities by reversing audio
      2m 8s
    2. Removing profanities with instrumentals
      2m 36s
    3. Keeping a song in sequence
      1m 19s
    4. Layering audio
      1m 36s
    5. Time stretching
      2m 55s
  9. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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