Higher Education

Audio Post-Production in Your Project Studio, 1st Edition

  • Casey Kim
  • ISBN-10: 1598634194  |  ISBN-13: 9781598634198
  • 464 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

About

Overview

Whether you are producing an audio CD, a multimedia application, a movie, or a television program, there are many stages of production that you need to consider before your project is complete and sounds professional. The audio post-production process formerly required huge audio post-production facilities with massive film and/or video synchronizing machines and other expensive hardware. These days, professional audio post-production can be done using inexpensive hardware and software inside a home or project studio. Audio Post-Production in Your Project Studio teaches you how to deliver professional-quality audio post-production projects using these readily available tools. Topics of discussion include editing, software effects, mixing, monitoring, software mastering, running a successful project studio, and much more. Instruction is presented using a non-software-specific approach—the techniques discussed are applicable to any Digital Audio Workstation you choose. Whether you’re an experienced musician just getting into post-production, a first-time project studio operator, or a hobbyist curious to learn more information, you’ll find all the insights and knowledge you need to make your recordings sound professional.

Features and Benefits

  • Teaches users how to produce professional quality audio post production projects using inexpensive tools typically in use in a home or project studio.
  • Includes information on how to set up your studio and what software and equipment to buy.
  • Covers software editing, software effects, software mixing, monitoring, software mastering, information on running a successful project studio, and much more.
  • Techniques discussed are applicable to any Digital Audio Workstation you choose to work with.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I AUDIO EDITING FOR PROJECT STUDIOS
Chapter 1 Stretch Me, Tune Me, Bounce Me...
Chapter 2 Tools for Digital Audio Editing
Chapter 3 Software-Based Editing Techniques
PART II MIXING AND MONITORING IN THE PROJECT SUDIO
Chapter 4 Don't Console Me
Chapter 5 Software Tools for Digital Mixing
Chapter 6 Different Types of Mixing
Chapter 7 Organizing Your Digital Workspace
Chapter 8 Mixing Techniques
Chapter 9 Three Sides to Every Story: Monitoring in the Project Studio
PART III EFFECTS FOR DIGITAL AUDIO POST-PRODUCTION
Chapter 10 Rack in a Box
Chapter 11 Software Tools for Effects
Chapter 12 Software Effect Techniques for Post-Production
PART IV MASTERING IN THE PROJECT STUDIO
Chapter 13 Mastering Audio in the Digital Age
Chapter 14 Software Tools for Mastering
Chapter 15 Mastering Techniques for the Project Studio
PART V PROJECT STUDIO BUSINESS
Chapter 16 Operating Your Project Studio
Chapter 17 Resources
Index

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Soundtrack Success: A Digital Storyteller's Guide to Audio Post-Production  (ISBN-10: 159863254X | ISBN-13: 9781598632545)

Whether you make narratives, documentaries, news shows, training videos, podcasts, games, or some other media, sound has a great impact on what people see, believe, and remember. When you dedicate attention to every element that makes up the whole soundtrack -- dialogue, sound effects, and music -- your story will hold more meaning for the audience, and you'll deliver your message in a more memorable way. Thankfully, putting together a better soundtrack is the easiest, fastest, and most effective way to make your production better. SOUNDTRACK SUCCESS will show you how to do it. It's a non-software-specific guide to the entire realm of audio post-production, with particular attention paid to fixing problems, sweetening sound, and pulling together a complete soundtrack. You'll learn how to use dialogue, voiceover, walla, backgrounds, sound effects, Foley, and music, and you'll discover how to record, edit, mix, master, and deliver high-quality and high-impact soundtracks. The companion DVD includes video tutorials and examples that further demonstrate the many concepts and techniques described in the book. This complete primer is your key to making soundtracks that soar.

List Price = $39.99  | CengageBrain Price = $39.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Student Supplements

Soundtrack Success: A Digital Storyteller's Guide to Audio Post-Production  (ISBN-10: 159863254X | ISBN-13: 9781598632545)

Whether you make narratives, documentaries, news shows, training videos, podcasts, games, or some other media, sound has a great impact on what people see, believe, and remember. When you dedicate attention to every element that makes up the whole soundtrack -- dialogue, sound effects, and music -- your story will hold more meaning for the audience, and you'll deliver your message in a more memorable way. Thankfully, putting together a better soundtrack is the easiest, fastest, and most effective way to make your production better. SOUNDTRACK SUCCESS will show you how to do it. It's a non-software-specific guide to the entire realm of audio post-production, with particular attention paid to fixing problems, sweetening sound, and pulling together a complete soundtrack. You'll learn how to use dialogue, voiceover, walla, backgrounds, sound effects, Foley, and music, and you'll discover how to record, edit, mix, master, and deliver high-quality and high-impact soundtracks. The companion DVD includes video tutorials and examples that further demonstrate the many concepts and techniques described in the book. This complete primer is your key to making soundtracks that soar.

List Price = $39.99  | CengageBrain Price = $39.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Casey Kim

Casey Kim has more than 10 years of experience as a digital audio engineer, composer, sound designer, musician, and DJ. From original sound and music creation to remastering "classic" audio, she has produced and worked on countless projects within film, television, gaming, web, and interactive industries. Currently, Casey focuses her attention on comprehensive digital media creation and content development using a synthesis of audio, video, animation, and graphic design to deliver complete conceptual media experiences.