In this tutorial you'll learn important workflow techniques for making pro-audio using Soundbooth CS4. The tutorial begins by introducing you to important system setup tricks so you can be sure the audio you're recording - and monitoring - sounds exactly like it should. Once you're system is set-up and ready to go, you'll next learn all the skills you need to record, edit, trim, fade, effect, and mix pro-level music and scores for your video productions.
This tutorial goes into detail on using all of Soundbooth's editing windows, including the Spectral Frequency Editor, to analyze and repair sound. For example, if your dialog was recorded with a low-quality mic, you'll learn how to remove the noise, compress the vocal, and make the audio sound like it was recorded on a Hollywood soundstage.
This is a comprehensive tutorial, but you Don't need to watch the entire show. Use the detailed menus and keyword search functions to quickly find topics of interest - thats the essence of Nonlinear Educating! For a full list of this tutorial's topics, see the Table of Contents on the Topics tab.
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Robin Rozario wrote on September 8, 2011
Good overall coverage and insights to tips and techniques.
David Kettlewell wrote on April 8, 2010
I thought you should have a copy of what I wrote to Richard Lain to say a word of very great thanks for the Soundbooth tutorial: the tempo, the relaxed focus, the attention to detail, the combination of thoroughness without 'talking down' to the learner, the feeling of leaving space for people to have different needs and styles, and for the same person to have different needs at different times - all in all so completely empowering, I think I have to say it's simply perfect in every way, and quite the best computer learning experience of hundreds I've had - and a reason for getting up in the morning! (And I speak as a rather specialised trainer of teachers for whole-person education) I'm just afraid of when it's finished and I don't know if he's done any other subjects, apart from using synths ...
I had another look at the tutorial videos Adobe include in the CS4 box, and was strongly reminded why Richard's is so special: these were way too fast for any normal mortal to keep up, with an accent so strong it feels like an English actor's bad parody, the horribly-offputting brash trendy style the rest of the world thinks of as specifically-American, emphasising how easy it is [making you feel far more stupid than before since you can't understand it] and how quick everything is [as if no-one has even a thought of giving any time for a quality experience], assuming prior knowledge without specifying which (perhaps not even aware of doing it), assuming a specifically commercial, specifically modern, specifically stressful, frame of reference ... I wonder why Adobe can't do like Apple do with Final Cut Studio and celebrate and rejoice in the different styles of five leading exponents in the field of video-tutorials ...
As someone who has created music in many different studio settings and with a dozen different software programmes and read some reviews, I'd formed a first impression that Soundbooth was like Peak included with early versions of Final Cut Pro, or like Premiere compared with FCP, and had written it off along with all the other stuff that comes with the creative suite when you have to buy Photoshop and Dreamweaver, but which you never use ... then when I needed MacProVideo:s Dreamweaver tutorial and you had your birthday offer, I just casually looked at the demos of Richard's tutorial, and became completely hooked!
All best wishes and thanks
David Kettlewell, Harper
formerly professor, Tartu University, Estonia