How to Use Pro Tools' Duck Techniques in Film Audio Cleanup


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Ducking techniques

Playing music underneath a spoken voice is a very common practice in documentary and other types of video. In this movie we will explore a technique called ducking that can help the voice to always be heard above the level of music. Here in this session we have a dialog track and music track to play under it. Let's take a listen. (Music playing, speaker inaudible) So obviously here the music is way too loud and this is a common scenario when you bring in any arty mastered music into your audio over video session.

The music is going to be typically too loud. So we are going to have to pull that down and we'll just take a listen and we will roughly get the volume level of the music into the ballpark. (Music playing, speaker inaudible) That seems about a good spot for the music. It's about -13 and let's hear a little later in the track when the music kicks in a little more. (Music playing, speaker inaudible) So here the music's got some more drums and bass and at that point it...

Ducking techniques
Video duration: 8m 20s 5h 9m Intermediate Updated Apr 04, 2012

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Ducking techniques provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Audio for Film and Video with Pro Tools

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Audio + Music Video
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Pro Tools
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