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In Soundbooth CS5 Essential Training, author Jeff Sengstack demonstrates how to record, edit, optimize, and enhance audio using the professional tools in Adobe Soundbooth CS5. This course covers basic audio edits, such as trimming, fading, and panning clips, removing unwanted noise, enhancing audio with special effects, and creating stereo blends from multiple tracks. An overview of recording hardware and a detailed explanation of core audio concepts are included as well. Exercise files accompany the course.
In this movie, I am going to explain how you preview, download and install Scores, and then insert those Scores into a multitrack file. So, let's first track down some of the Scores, and the way you do that is by going to Resource Central and in the default opening status of Soundbooth you won't see Resource Central as I had mentioned earlier. So, let's just go to Window>Resource Central, and that adds that tab to this top group here, and then here is Scores, and you will notice that Scores are divided up into these various categories. Most of these guys are music, but one thing that's kind of interesting is that you have an Environment Category.
These are actually elaborate sound effects, and if you were to listen to these guys, there would be Storm, for example. (Music playing.) And if you were to download that, you would see that there are actually multiple levels of the storm. You can increase the intensity of the storm over time. But for the most part it is music, so let me switch over to the music section. All these guys are music settings, and you can get a sense of what kind of music you are going to see. Under Weddings, it's going to be like Pachelbel and Avi Maria and things like that, the Wedding March- Recessional and Processional.
Let me go to Rock and Pop. That's my favorite. And I want to download something here. So, I am going to go and download Uptown, but before I download it, I want a preview. So, I will click on the Preview button. (Music playing.) So, that sounds pretty upbeat to me. So, to download it, I just click this little Download button, then it automatically will store it in the default folder for it that was set inside my Preferences. Right there, so let's go and download that guy.
And that will take a while so we will have the Editor speed this up. Once the download is complete, a little checkmark appears here indicating that it's stored inside that folder is its called Score\Rock and Pop, and then it says Uptown.zip. What you have done here is as you have downloaded a zip folder full of little WAV files. You need to install that by unzipping that, but you can do that in one step or in two steps, and I am a firm believer in doing things in one step when the choice is one or two.
But let me at least show you the two step process. If I go over to the Scores panel, it's not loaded up or you don't see that Uptown here. You can click this little icon down here. It says Import Scores to Scores Library. So, you got to go unzip it by clicking on that and then tracking it down. So, we will go to the Libraries>Documents>Adobe>Resource Central>Soundbooth>Scores> Rock and Pop>Uptown.zip. There is that little zip file. If I select that and click Open, it will unzip it, and then it will appear here.
But you know, why do I want to go through all that trouble when I can do it one step. So I am going to cancel out of this, instead I am going to put that Score right into a multitrack file. So, first of all I need to create a multitrack file. So, I go File>New>Multitrack file, and there is a multitrack file. And now I want to put that score into the multitrack file, which will automatically unzip it. So, I got to go back to Resource Central. It's that little checkmark, just drag that checkmark into this track and let it rip. It extracts it and then opens it and notice that it also shows up here in the Scores panel, easier than all that unzipping stuff and tracking down the folder and that kind of things.
So, why even bother, just drop it into a multitrack file, and you are ready to go. So that's a basic process to track down a file, preview it, download it, and install it. But let's just skip the installation process and insert it directly into a multitrack file. One more little extra thing. Once you have inserted a Score into a multi-track file, you can replace the score with another one if you want to. So, you just select this guy and make sure it is active. Then select a different score over here like Afternoon Sun, and this little double arrow will appear.
If I click on that, it will replace the score that was there with the other one or if you want to insert a score after a file in a multi-track session, just go open and select that Score, Uptown in this case and click on this little arrow here, and that will add that Score to the multitrack session after Afternoon Sun. There you go and if I click the Backslash key, you can see that both Scores are now in there, one after the other. I will click on this guy, and then I can delete it this way as well. It's not deleted from the Scores panel. It's just deleted from the multitrack session. So, that's basically how you can go to Resource Central, preview a Score, download it and rather than take that manual step to install it, simply insert it into a multi-track file, which automatically installs it and places it there in the track in a multitrack file.
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