Join Joe Godfrey for an in-depth discussion in this video Bouncing DME stems, part of Final Cut Pro X & Logic Pro X: 2 Mixing Dialog, Music, and Effects.
in case you're new to this concept. … So, a stem is going to have, … a stem for the dialog, … is going to have the two pops at the beginning … and then intentional blank space … until the first piece of dialog, … and then all the pieces of dialog, … but nothing else until the last two pop. … and anything that isn't music and dialog, … and then two pop at the end. … The music stem will have two pop, … lots of blank space, intentional blank space … and then two pieces of music, … two pop and we're done. … Now, you might say, well why not just mix the dialog … and give him a start point? … Well, yeah, I could do that. … But, it's much easier … to just give him the intentional blank space, … so then in his timeline, … he can lay it everything in, … boom, boom, boom, right against the start … and everything syncs up where it's supposed to be. … And by the way, you can tell … if you're out of sync right away … just sort of from the length of the bounce. … So, that's why we use stems. … So that's the length part of stems. …
Award-winning sound designer Joe Godfrey has developed a system for handing off the dialog, music, and effects mix from a Final Cut Pro timeline to Logic Pro. Why Logic? Many of the tools the Final Cut editor is using began there, and Logic has great tools that can be applied to dialog, music, and effects, as well the final mix. There are some things you want to do—in the right order—and some common mistakes you want to avoid. This course covers them all. Learn how to import audio from Final Cut Pro X in Logic Pro X, fix any syncing issues, edit dialog to perfection, add special effects such as pitch shifting and automated EQ, enhance music, and bounce out the final mix, either as a composite track or stems that can be mastered separately.
- Importing AAF, OMF, and XML files
- Configuring your workspace
- Recognizing and solving sync issues
- Adding markers
- Mixing on the fly vs at the end
- Fixing dialog levels
- Fixing dialog texture and ambience
- Automating EQ parameters
- Autopunch for dialog and Foley
- Special effects (SFX) replacement and enhancement
- Finishing the mix: compression and limiting
- Export options: Composite vs. stems
- Archiving a project
Skill Level Intermediate
Final Cut Pro X Guru: Sync Sound Workflowwith Jeff I. Greenberg51m 44s Intermediate
Final Cut Pro X & Logic Pro X: 1 Audio Post Workflowwith Michael Towe1h 12m Intermediate
1. Building the Template
2. Editing the Dialogue Clips
3. SFX for the Movie
4. Mixing and Exporting
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