How To Make Your Audio Broadcast-Safe (ITU-R BS.1770-2 & EBU)

Over the last year I’ve had numerous requests for ‘…a plugin that would allow me to instantly conform my audio files to a particular loudness standard.’

The good news is: we have this feature built-in to Adobe Audition. The not-so-good news is that while I’ve shown this feature several times (in various tutorials), it’s always been part of another video (which makes it extremely hard to find, even for me!).

So, I’m happy bring you a standalone video on how to finalize your audio, in compliance with common Broadcast Standards using Adobe Audition CS6…

What’s also really cool? You can use Audition’s Match Volume feature to normalize dialogue tracks, compute average loudness across a host of music/underscore files, and instantly normalize (either peak or RMS) to any given value. Oh, and there are even MORE loudness options available to you as well (in a drop-down menu)

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New Short&Suite: How To Bounce & Mixdown in Adobe Audition

This week’s new episode features bouncing and mixdown options in Adobe Audition CS6. Learn when to bounce/comp tracks together, and when/how to access the various menus for performing those operations. Along the way, I’ll show you the various ‘final mix’ options for creating mono, stereo and 5.1 mixes simultaneously…even exporting track stems from a master multitrack session.

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Short&Suite Season 6, Ep 4: Working with 3rd Party Plugins In Adobe Audition CS6

This week’s Short & Suite video tutorial covers working with 3rd Party VST & AU plugins in Adobe Audition CS6. I’ll highlight the plugin manager (and how to enable/disable and scan for installed plugins) and give a brief overview of the performance and working in both multitrack and waveform view environments.

I’m a big fan of WAVES plugins, but keep in mind that any VST/VST3 or AU plugins are supported in Audition CS6.

More next week, so stay tuned.

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New Short&Suite Tutorial: Sidechaining In Audition CS6

Well, 2012 is coming to a close, but as promised, here’s the next new episode from my recent sessions at AdobeTV. This one, a very cool new addition to Adobe Audition (and a highly-requested feature for many versions now) features how to use the Dynamics Proceessor in a sidechain, allowing you to use a trigger (ie, a voice-over) to automatically ‘duck’ music underneath it (without doing the previous, manual method of drawing envelopes).

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Personalized Videos Are A Hit…Still Time To Get Yours!

Well, the weekend is upon us, Christmastime Is Here Again (Beatle reference) and it’s truly hard to believe that the year is almost over. In any case, the response to my buy-a-song/get-a-video has been overwhelmingly awesome! Thanks to all of you who’ve purchased my tunes!

In any case, I’ve made some of them public for all to view…and there’s still time to get yours! Sure, it’s silly fun; sure, it’s 70s lounge-style kitsch (since it’s just me, in a mellow mood, at the piano). But hey, isn’t that what the holiday season is all about? :) These are live, raw, multicamera videos, played and sung, just for you. It’s all done with natural light with sound recorded direct into the Nikon D800 with a mono Røde Videomic, remastered in Adobe Audition.

If you’d like a video for someone else, I’m happy to do that too! In the meantime, enjoy these…

My special video made for @iGert (Gert Kracht) featuring my soon-to-be-released single, Pirate Teeth:

A Special Message for Gert Kracht (@iGert)…Pirate Teeth from Jason Levine on Vimeo.

Here’s one I did for my colleague and dear friend, Terry White (@terrylwhite)

A Special Message for Terry White… Sabi Sabi from Jason Levine on Vimeo.

This video was made for Todd Rafferty (@webRat):

A Special Message for Todd Rafferty…GrinchNPirate from Jason Levine on Vimeo.

And here’s another that I did for a super cool dude named Vic Carter (who bought my entire catalog, based on seeing Todd’s video above! Thanks, Vic!)

A Special Message for Vic… Just Play Music from Jason Levine on Vimeo.

This one was created for Vicky Ryder (@codebass), the Queen of CodeBassRadio

A Special Message for Vicky (@codebass)… Pirate Teeth! from Jason Levine on Vimeo.

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Christmas – Just Play Music™ Style

Seasons Greetings! As some of you may know, I’ve got a promotion going on right now where if you purchase any one of my songs on iTunes, etc, I will record you a personalized music video.

Here’s yet another new edition to the Just Play Music catalog from the Holiday Episode (which includes The Grinch, among other songs): my live performance of Christmas, originally found on The Who’s TOMMY (1969). This has long been one of my favorite Who songs, and aside from the title itself, always made me think of Christmas & this time of year.

You can also purchase this music video (along with the Grinch and others, as part of the Holiday Episode) by dropping me a line here, on the blog. I can send you a direct link to purchase and download (if you so desire). DVD/BluRay sets will also be available. I’m hoping to have the song itself on iTunes shortly (but it may not happen until January…so much for the holiday rush!)

Happy Xmas (as John Lennon would say)

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Another Adobe Prelude Tutorial – Markers & Rough Cuts

Episode 2 of the new season of Short & Suite premiered today covering how to use markers and build rough cuts in Adobe Prelude CS6.

Additionally, I’ll also show how you can instantly send clips & rough cuts directly to Premiere Pro, *or* export directly to Final Cut Pro via XML. A great feature for switchers and those new to CS6.

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New CS6 Tutorials on AdobeTV

It’s been a busy week at Adobe, and in keeping with that momentum I’m happy to announce that a new series of Short & Suite tutorials are coming to AdobeTV. The first one of the new season features Adobe Prelude CS6. This episode covers the concepts of ingest & partial and gives you the basic “How To” and “When To”, whether it’s transferring or transcoding media from DSLR or other file-based cameras (this video happens to feature footage shot on my Nikon D800 & D4, from my recent African Safari).

I also cover how to add presets for 3rd party formats (like ProRes & Avid DNxHD) and literally take you through the process of creating those presets (in Media Encoder) and how to set different options along the way.

When I was at the Adobe TV studios, they informed me that it had been well over a year since my last (official) Short & Suite season, so it’s really a pleasure to be bringing all this new content prior to the holiday.

Other topics that will follow (appearing every Wednesday on tv.adobe.com):

–Using Markers and Creating Rough Cuts in Prelude CS6
–Sidechaining in Audition CS6
–Working with 3rd Party Plugins in Audition CS6
–Mixdown Options for Stereo and Multichannel in Audition CS6
–How To Convert Audio Files to Different Bit Rates/Sample Rates/Channel Configurations

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Adobe Create Now Event Available On AdobeTV

If you weren’t able to tune into yesterday’s Create Now Live launch event, you can watch it all on Adobe TV.

Here’s the Keynote presentation, featuring none other than my dear colleague Rufus Deuchler alongside Jeff Veen, Scott Kelby and others…

Here’s my interview with “A Liar’s Autobiography” Producer, Justin Weyers…

And here’s Terry White’s interview with some very engaging, next-generation filmmakers…

All the content from the event is archived at AdobeTV, so check it out…and if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Adobe Creative Cloud. Membership is Free…and you can start creating with ALL of our Creative Suite tools, NOW.

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