Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing audio, part of After Effects Apprentice: 06 Type and Music.
Next, we're going to mix together these two audio tracks to maximize our impact. …If you've already spotted this audio yourself, feel free to continue to use a composition …going forward. If you've skipped ahead, open up the Comp 11, Audio Mixing starter where …I've also already spotted the audio for you and done that rough edit of the dialogue against the music. …I am going to make sure that the Audio switch is on for both of them, and let's RAM preview …these two together to see how they sound. …And then press the decimal point or you can just go ahead and press 0 to RAM preview the …whole comp.…
(music playing) …Well, the timing is good, but it is really kind of hard to hear that dialogue over the music, and also …the two of them are so loud together, I see that we have a bit of distortion as the two …tracks were mixed together by After Effects.…
I have two ways to go here; one, I can select both of these layers, press L to reveal their …levels controls, and try to just balance off their relative loudness for their entire duration …
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. The tutorials are designed to be used independently and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- The core text animation recipes
- Animating text along a path
- Working with text animation presets
- Timing animation to audio
- Per-character 3D type
- Rendering with an alpha channel
- Making Photoshop type editable in After Effects
- Professional typesetting tips
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We have added four new movies to the end of Chapter 8, "Working With Audio." All four of these movies (Spotting dialog, Timing dialog to music, Mixing audio, and Refinements) apply to all versions covered by the course. In addition, there are new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6 and a companion movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.
After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parentingwith Chris Meyer1h 40m Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposingwith Chris Meyer2h 24m Intermediate
1. Creating Type
2. Animating Type
3. Cascading Type
4. Animating by Words
5. Flowing Text
Animated tracking5m 46s
6. Per-Character 3D
7. The Wiggly Selector (and More)
8. Working With Audio
9. Using Text Presets
11. Typesetting Tips
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