Join Joe Godfrey for an in-depth discussion in this video Flex audio and file editing, part of Final Cut Pro X & Logic Pro X: 2 Mixing Dialog, Music, and Effects.
- [Instructor] Sometimes, when we're doing sound design, … We need to shrink something, make it shorter … or expand it, make it longer. … And there's a tool in Logic … that I want to show you that does that. … So, to do that, I'm going to take this empty dialogue track … that we have here and call it "Flex". … Not "Florex" but … "Flex". … And I'm going to import a piece of dialogue … and a sound effect to show you this. … So I'm going to grab the dialogue from our audio bin. … It's this samurai S one S one take two, … or take six, rather, dot two. … So I'm just going to grab this whole piece, … and toss it on that track, … and then I'm going to jump up to where the motorcycle lives. … It's in my bin even though it's in the loop bin too, … and bring it in behind the dialogue piece. … Okay, now I just want to solo this track. … I don't want to mess up our mix, … but I did want to show you this piece, … and, … let's try that. … So, actually I've brought in a piece of mono dialogue, … and a stereo sound effect so try that in Pro Tools. …
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
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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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