Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Loudness and mixing, part of Audio Post Workflow with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x & Pro Tools.
- Overall loudness of your mix is both a hot topic…and a confusing one at best.…The short answer to how loud you should mix is…"Well, it depends."…In this movie I'll guide you through a few techniques…to monitor and control the overall levels of your mix…so it will sound right wherever it gets played.…To see how loud our program volume is…let's make a master fader.…Type shift command N and choose Stereo Master.…A master fader is like a final level control and meter…that our entire mix gets sent through.…
Next, let's insert a phase scope on the master fader.…This is a plugin that comes with Pro Tools…and it allows you to meter your levels as you work.…Change the meter on the left to Peak and RMS.…A peak meter shows us instantaneous volume changes…while RMS, which stands for Root Mean Square,…is more of an average of volume over time.…Now I'll play a little bit of this program back…and notice that the peak meter is shown in green…and the RMS level is shown in blue in this meter.…
Check out the differences in the way the two meters…
Note: This course was updated to reflect the changes to Final Cut Pro X v. 10.1.x. Although the course was not re-recorded from scratch, we updated the applicable movies by adding text overlays to guide you to existing changes. We also updated the exercise files to work with the most current version of the software. Please watch the "Using the exercise files" movie to learn exactly what to expect from this updated course. Working with an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X? Watch Audio Post Workflow with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9 and Pro Tools.
- Preparing the Final Cut Pro timeline for export
- Exporting audio
- Importing audio in Pro Tools
- Choosing sources and assigning tracks
- Adding sound effects and music
- Enhancing the audio with crossfades and noise reduction
- Exporting audio from Pro Tools