Category Archives: How To Videos

Short&Suite Season Finale: Converting Audio Files to Different Bit Rates/Sample Rates

Well, it’s hard to believe that the ‘season’ is already over, and as such, I’m already prepping the next round of ATV videos for the next season of Short & Suite.

The final episode of this series deals with using the Convert Sample Type dialog in Adobe Audition CS6, highlighting when and how to use it.

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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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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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How To Record Voice-Overs in Premiere Pro & Audition CS6

In this continuing series of How-Tos, here’s a double-header (since I’m also about two weeks behind!) with separate videos on recording voice-overs in both Premiere Pro and Audition CS6. Fairly similar process in both, but track set-up is slightly different…check ’em out:

Recording A Voice-Over Against Picture in Premiere Pro CS6

Recording A Voice-Over in the Waveform & Multitrack Views in Audition CS6

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How To Burn an Audio CD in Adobe Audition CS6

In my continued efforts to provide weekly how-to videos, the subject matter of this particular video came to me via request (much like the last one).

While it was a ‘missing feature’ in Adobe Audition CS5.5, CD Burning has returned in CS6; and, much like my previous video topic, it’s a workflow that’s slightly different than before…but with a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll be burning (CDs) in no time!

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New How-To Series Coming to YouTube

Now that the CS6 Worldwide Launch Tour is over, I thought I’d take the opportunity to record a new series of How-To videos on some really basic (and more importantly, frequently requested) topics.

The first one (not quite so basic, but hella fun to play with) is an Audition tutorial on creating the tape stop/cut the power/kill the turntable effect using the Stretch & Pitch effect. This used to be more easily achieved in the old version of Audition CS3 (using the Pitch Bender with its unique envelope graph)…but the technology under the hood stil exists…you just need to know where to find it.

The request came to me just the other day from a friend of mine over at KROQ in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks…

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