These techniques are a repository of concepts Scott Hirsch has learned somewhere along the way as a professional audio engineer for the past 18 years. Each technique is DAW independent, and you can easily make comparisons to other systems. That said, Scott works primarily in the industry standard pro audio software programs: Pro Tools, iZotope, Waves, and others. These techniques are heavily weighted towards post-production audio, however, Scott also goes over some production techniques.
- [Instructor] Welcome to Audio Techniques for Film, Video and Multimedia Weekly. My name is Scott Hirsch. I'm a post-production audio engineer, recording studio owner, and long-time author here at LinkedIn Learning. My aim in this course is to take my years of experience and some of the insight I've gained in producing professional audio and distill it into a weekly digest of tips and techniques you can incorporate into your own audio-for-video projects. Essentially, I want to show you what I've learned, things that aren't in a textbook or Audio 101 course.
By checking out these weekly tips, you'll gain insight into what goes into great-sounding audio, as well as a bunch of new tools in your toolkit to use yourself. My goal for the first set of movies is to show you how to organize your sessions, and plan for inevitable revisions and multi-tier deliverables that can be turned around quickly and without major headaches. As we continue, I'll hit on useful tips on noise reduction, dialog editing, levels management and many tricks of the trade that I've come across professionally. A couple quick tech notes here.
I promised myself I'd keep this course honest to real world situations. And that means I'm going to be using the tools that I and most other audio pros use professionally. That means Avid Pro Tools as a DAW, Izotype's RX Suite, waves and other special plugins you may or may not be familiar with. I understand that everyone watching might not currently be using all these, but even if you don't use these tools regularly, my hope is that the concepts will come through as techniques you could take away from the lessons and apply to your own workflow.
So let's dive into our first technique for film, video and multimedia. (mellow music)