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Touring the workspace

From: Soundbooth CS5 Essential Training

Video: Touring the workspace

I want to talk about the Adobe Soundbooth CS5 workspace. This is typically how your workspace will look after you open up Soundbooth and load up a few files. I have loaded up several here for this particular demonstration. If you want to load them up, you certainly can do that, but I haven't really talked about how to load files yet, but you might have already figure that out. Let me just walk you through the workspace a bit here. The workspace is divided up into these zones. They're called panel groups. They used to be called frames, but now they are panel groups. Inside each panel group can be one or more panels.

Touring the workspace

I want to talk about the Adobe Soundbooth CS5 workspace. This is typically how your workspace will look after you open up Soundbooth and load up a few files. I have loaded up several here for this particular demonstration. If you want to load them up, you certainly can do that, but I haven't really talked about how to load files yet, but you might have already figure that out. Let me just walk you through the workspace a bit here. The workspace is divided up into these zones. They're called panel groups. They used to be called frames, but now they are panel groups. Inside each panel group can be one or more panels.

This particular panel group here has only one panel, the Editor panel. Over here, there are two different panels, Files and Scores. If you click on the tab, you switch between the two panels. This panel group has four different panels. Again, you just click on the tabs to go from one to the next. Then there is another panel group tucked away down here. This is that a default view when you open up. You can have different views if you're doing different kinds of editing. There is really only basically two different kinds of ways that you're going to edit things is editing audio only or editing audio that might have video associated with it.

So let me just change to a different workspace. The way you do that is by going Window > Workspace and these are these five workspaces that the Adobe engineers created that they think would be helpful to you. But the one that's most helpful is Default and then the one that's kind of second in line of helpfulness is Editing Audio to Video. So, let me click on that. Right now, we have got an audio only file open, but if I open up a file that's video and audio and you can tell it's video and audio, because it has got a speaker icon and a filmstrip next to it, I double-click that, That will load up the audio here and video up in this little window there.

(Video playing.) You can edit this audio and see it relative to the video as you edit it. You won't be able to edit the video specifically, but the audio associated with the video you edit down here. I am going to switch back to the Default workspace and there are a couple of panels that are not visible in the Default workspace and I will just show you how you access those panels. All the panel names will be underneath this menu called the Window menu. If they have a checkbox next to them, that means they are up front. It doesn't mean that they're not available inside a panel group, but they're just up front.

So Tasks here is upfront, but see that the Effects is behind it and it's not marked, but it just means that it is just not visible in that panel, but there are some things here that are not visible at all. So, let's go to Resource Central. Click that one and that will put that panel now inside this panel group and now you can there is a tab for Resource Central and I am going to talk about Resource Central in other movies. Then there is one other thing I want to show you. There are two different ways of looking at the Editor panel. Well, you can edit a single file. You look at it like this, a single audio file. It looks like so, but Soundbooth has something called a multitrack file.

I am going to switch over to that by clicking this down arrow and going to the multitrack-example. Now multitrack session is pretty exciting, because you can layer audio clips one on top of the other and mix them together. So, let me just show you quickly how that works. (Music playing.) Now you can see, we've got one, two, three things, this one, this one, and this one that have audio that are playing right now, but you can see here there's silence. So, I am going to move the current time indicator over, so all five tracks are playing at once. Here we go.

(Music playing.) We are going to work with these multitrack files in several other movies. I just wanted to show you that there are two different views to the Editor panel. There are also things you can do customize the look of your workspace and I am going to discuss customizing, which includes changing the sizes of panels and other things, in another tutorial.

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Soundbooth CS5 Essential Training

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Jeff Sengstack
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  1. 4m 51s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. What is Soundbooth CS5?
      2m 30s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 8s
  2. 18m 4s
    1. Taking a look at basic sound waves
      3m 53s
    2. Taking a look at complex sound waves
      6m 43s
    3. Understanding digital audio concepts
      7m 28s
  3. 14m 45s
    1. Understanding the workflow
      5m 35s
    2. Touring the workspace
      3m 44s
    3. Customizing the workspace
      5m 26s
  4. 13m 11s
    1. Opening and importing files
      3m 59s
    2. Setting up recording hardware
      2m 35s
    3. Recording vocals and instruments
      6m 37s
  5. 1h 3m
    1. Playing and monitoring audio
      5m 10s
    2. Viewing audio waveforms and spectral displays
      6m 24s
    3. Selecting audio
      9m 14s
    4. Trimming and deleting audio
      3m 59s
    5. Copying, cutting, and pasting audio and inserting silence
      7m 55s
    6. Adjusting volume
      11m 21s
    7. Using specialized volume techniques
      6m 54s
    8. Creating and using loops
      4m 42s
    9. Stretching time and shifting pitch
      5m 14s
    10. Working with video files
      2m 22s
  6. 26m 50s
    1. Identifying noises: Hums, hisses, clicks, and pops
      5m 45s
    2. Removing background noise: Audio tape hiss
      7m 55s
    3. Removing vinyl record clicks and pops
      3m 57s
    4. Removing individual sounds
      9m 13s
  7. 13m 27s
    1. Previewing Soundbooth effects
      5m 32s
    2. Applying and adjusting standard effects
      4m 58s
    3. Applying and customizing advanced effects
      2m 57s
  8. 48m 25s
    1. Applying reverb and echo: Analog Delay and Convolution Reverb
      8m 46s
    2. Using delay-based effects: Chorus/Flanger and Phaser
      6m 8s
    3. Understanding sound-level effects: Compressor and Dynamics
      7m 0s
    4. Applying equalization effects: Graphic and Parametric
      11m 14s
    5. Exploring other special effects: Distortion and Vocal Enhancer
      7m 58s
    6. Setting the all-in-one effect: Mastering
      7m 19s
  9. 46m 42s
    1. Understanding multitrack concepts
      1m 16s
    2. Building a multitrack file
      7m 5s
    3. Adjusting track and clip volume and panning
      8m 54s
    4. Adding effects to individual tracks
      7m 38s
    5. Using Soundbooth sound effects in your multitrack file
      6m 38s
    6. Using three multitrack editing techniques: Duplicating, splitting, and cross-fading
      6m 15s
    7. Working with video in multitrack
      2m 49s
    8. Using professional production studio mixing techniques
      6m 7s
  10. 17m 13s
    1. Understanding how scores work
      3m 30s
    2. Previewing, downloading, and inserting scores into multitrack files
      4m 45s
    3. Adjusting score duration, intensity and parts
      8m 58s
  11. 10m 42s
    1. Dynamically linking to Premiere Pro and After Effects projects
      4m 31s
    2. Turning spoken dialogue into searchable metadata
      6m 11s
  12. 21m 42s
    1. Saving snapshots
      6m 23s
    2. Saving entire files or selected ranges
      11m 59s
    3. Saving and mixing down multitrack files
      3m 20s
  13. 10s
    1. Goodbye
      10s

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