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Adobe Audition 101

Adobe Audition 101


Manhattan Edit Workshop
119 W 23rd St
Ste 700
New York, NY 10011
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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:00am


This two-day class is designed for those who want to learn music production and composition using Adobe Audition. Adobe Audition CC software delivers the cross-platform tools that video and film professionals, broadcast engineers, and audio specialists need for recording, editing, mixing, creating soundtracks, and restoring audio. A new, high-performance audio playback engine drastically speeds up operation; enables work on multiple simultaneous audio and multitrack files; and allows effects, noise reduction, and audio sweetening processing in the background. Royalty-free content makes creating sound beds, scores, and soundscapes easy. Native 5.1 surround sound capability and roundtrip editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC software promote a smooth video production workflow, while Open Media Format (OMF) and XML support project exchange with Avid Pro Tools and third-party NLEs. Who Should Attend Editors that want to deliver balanced color and distinctive, vibrant looks for any type of video production. Prerequisites: Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows Basic knowledge of audio terminology is recommended. Adobe Audition 101: An Introduction to Audition - Course Outline (2 Days) Audio Interfacing Audio interface basics Mac OS X audio setup Windows setup Testing inputs and outputs with Audition (Mac or Windows) Using external interfaces The Audition Environment Audition's dual personality The Audition Workspace Navigation Basic Editing Opening a file for editing Selecting a region for editing and changing its level Cutting, deleting, and pasting audio regions Cutting and pasting with multiple clipboards Extending and shortening musical selections Simultaneous mixing and pasting Repeating part of a waveform to create a loop Showing waveform data under the cursor Fading regions to reduce artifacts Signal Processing Effects basics Using the Effects Rack Amplitude and Compression effects Delay and echo effects Filter and EQ effects Modulation effects Noise reduction/restoration Reverb effects Special effects Stereo imagery effects Time and Pitch effect Third-party effects (VST and AU) Using the Effects menu Managing presets Audio Restoration About audio restoration Reducing hiss Reducing crackles Reducing pops and clicks Reducing broadband noise De-humming a file Removing artifacts Manual artifact removal Alternate click removal Sound removal Mastering Mastering basics Step 1: equalization Step 2: dynamics Step 3: ambience Step 4: stereo imaging Step 5: "push" the drum hits; then apply the changes Mastering diagnostics Sound Design About sound design Creating rain sounds Creating a babbling brook Creating insects at night Creating an alien choir Creating sci-fi machine effects Creating an alien drone flyby Extracting frequency bands Creating and Recording Files Recording into the Waveform Editor Recording into the Multitrack Editor Checking remaining free space Drag-and-dropping into an Audition Editor Importing tracks as individual files from an audio CD Importing tracks as a single file from an audio CD Saving a template Multitrack Editor Orientation About multitrack production Multitrack and Waveform Editor integration Changing track colors Loop selections for playback Track controls Channel mapping in the Multitrack Editor Side-chaining effects Review questions Review answers The Multitrack Mixer View Mixer view basics Editing Clips Creating a DJ-style continuous music mix (mixtape) with crossfading Mixing or exporting a collection of clips as a single file Selecting and merging all clips in a track into a single file Editing for length Clip edits: Split, Trim, Volume Extending a clip via looping Creating Music with Sound Libraries About sound libraries Getting started Building a rhythm track Adding percussion Adding melodic elements Using loops with different pitch and tempo Adding effects Recording in the Multitrack Editor Getting ready to record a track Setting up the metronome Recording a part in a track Recording an additional part (overdub) "Punching" over a mistake Composite recording Automation About automation Clip automation Track automation Mixing About mixing Testing your acoustics The mixing process Exporting a stereo mix of the song Burning an audio CD of the song Exporting to SoundCloud Note: The curricula above comprises activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

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