Soundtrack Pro 2 Essential Training

with Larry Jordan
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Soundtrack Pro 2 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 7h 8m Beginner


The soundtrack can make or break a video project, and it's easier than ever to get professional-quality results using the latest software. In Soundtrack Pro 2 Essential Training, Apple Certified Trainer Larry Jordan shows how Soundtrack Pro 2 can be used to set up, record, edit, mix, and output professional soundtracks for media projects. He teaches the best post-production techniques for Final Cut Pro 6 projects and audio files, and covers everything from setting up preferences and repairing poor audio, to working with filters and mixing. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Learning the Soundtrack Pro 2 interface
  • Setting up General, Project, Recording, and Sync preferences
  • Recording audio
  • Using the Multitake Editor
  • Creating and using markers
  • Improving and repairing audio files
  • Applying multitrack editing options
  • Using envelopes and keyframes
  • Exploring soundtrack scripts
  • Adding music loops and sound effects
  • Editing waveforms and frequencies
  • Mixing audio tracks
  • Applying filters
  • Creating surround sound
  • Conforming
  • Exporting finished files
Audio + Music Video
Soundtrack Pro


Welcome to Soundtrack Pro 2 Essential Training. My name is Larry Jordan, and I'm delighted to take you on this tour of the new features and the operation of Soundtrack Pro 2. The purpose of this title is to introduce you to the power within the Soundtrack Pro 2 and to teach you what you need to know to successfully start using the program. However, my conscience does force me to say that Soundtrack Pro is a very deep program, just like Final Cut. So when it comes to audio, there's always something more to learn.

Here's what we're going to be covering. We're going to cover getting started and new features, spent a lot of time learning the interface and keyboard shortcuts and then we're going follow the process from system set up through recording audio and repairing audio and mixing audio and output. There's a lot here to cover but before we start, I just want to mention that if you're a premium member of 's Library or if you're watching this tutorial on the disk, you have access to the exercise files which are used throughout this issue. But if you're a monthly or annual subscriber to lynda, then you don't have access to the exercise files, but before you start to get depressed, you can always follow along using your own assets.

Well, with that being said, let's get started.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Soundtrack Pro 2 Essential Training .

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Q: When sending a clip from Final Cut Pro to Soundtrack Pro, despite having the In and Out in the timeline, the whole clip gets sent to the browser. Is there a way to work only with the portions done with the razors and send only these portions to Soundtrack Pro?
A: In Sountrack Pro, this is not an option.
Soundtrack Pro 3 makes it a bit easier by marking the In and the Out, but the entire clip will always be duplicated and loaded.
The workaround is to export just the audio you need as a self-contained QuickTime file.
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