Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a surround mix template, part of Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Video.
Surround mixing has rapidly gone from being a big budget-only practice to…something, in my opinion, even the smallest project should be a tempting.…In this video we'll go over the specifics of the hardware, monitor arrangement,…and I/O setup for a 5.1 surround signal flow.…The first consideration for any surround mixing setup is the hardware.…You have to have the available outputs on your hardware interface, which would…be six for a 5.1 mix.…You also have to have five full range speaker monitors and one LFE or Low…Frequency speaker or subwoofer.…
Here's the proper way to configure those speaker monitors.…You should have a center speaker at 0 degrees from the mixing position, right in front, …and the right speaker should be 30 degrees off axis from that.…And going around, the right surround speakers should be 110 degrees from zero position.…These speakers should be ideally placed around the periphery of a circle, so…that each speaker is indetented in a little bit, angled towards the next position.…
- Understanding video formats, codecs, and timecode rates
- Importing OMFs and AAFs into Pro Tools
- Spotting film and using markers
- Using room tone
- Creating fades to smooth out audio edits
- Sweetening and hard effects
- Recording ADR and editing with VocALign LE
- Editing out plosives, crackles, and hums
- Mixing with automation and reverb
- Calibrating for 5.1 surround mixing and bass management
- Mastering delivery levels and dynamics
- Understanding the Audio Suite enhancements in Pro Tools 10
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 4/04/12. Can you tell me what changed?
A: This update was initiated when Avid released Pro Tools 10. It explains that this course can be taken with either Pro Tools 9 or 10 (the exercise files are compatible with both), and we also added movies that explore the enhanced clip-based gain and Audio Suite features in Pro Tools 10, both of which are useful when building a soundtrack.
1. Getting Ready to Build Audio for Video
2. Working with a Video Project
Exporting OMF and AAF files4m 49s
3. Getting into the Audio for Video Workflow
4. Working with Audio for Video
5. Recording to Picture
6. Learning Audio for Video Techniques
7. Mixing Audio for Video
8. Working in Surround
9. Preparing for Final Delivery
10. Backing Up and Archiving
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