January 24, 2010

Building the pod – episode 139

This week, a very quick look at the Automatic Click Remover,
followed by a slightly more lengthy look at the Automatic Phase Correction tool,
plus a couple of listener e-mails answered regarding splittting a multi-song multitrack project into individual song projects, and how to capture the sound of scrubbing the CTI across a waveform.

September 6, 2009

Building The Pod – episode 137

This week, a quick follow up clarification on something I mentioned in ep#136 regarding the ‘order’ of filters. Thanks to Jim Weishorn for pointing out the ambiguity (or error) of my comments.
Then Ron Tostevin asked about purchasing a second-hand Mackie Control Universal off EBay now that the prices of same have come down so much.
Also, the ‘Donate’ button is now back on audio2u.com, so if you feel like making a donation toward paying for the bandwidth, that would be greatly appreciated!
And then, it’s on to the ‘modulation’ sub-menu of the effects menu, which includes Chorus, Flanger and the Sweeping phaser.




Effects/Modulation/Sweeping phaser

July 12, 2009

Building the pod – episode 135

This week, a couple of listener e-mails answered.
For those wanting to hack into their registry for import/export of keyboard shortcuts, the address you’re looking for is:


For anyone wanting to learn more about Mastering, Brad Blackwood’s forum is here.

Then, a quick look at the Quick Filter.

December 21, 2008

Building the pod – episode 128

Filed under: !Podcasts,Analog delay,Building the Pod,Delay,Dynamic delay,Effects rack — Bruce Williams @ 13:52

In episode 128, we explore the first half of the “Delay and echo” submenu items in the effects menu.
Also, my plans to move my home studio in the new year, and this week saw the release of the Audition 3.0.1 patch. See the previous post for details.

December 7, 2008

Building the pod – episode 127

In ep 127, we start (one more time!) working our way through the effects menus of Audition 3, starting with the ‘Amplitude and Compression’ submenu items.

November 9, 2008

Sine Language – episode 100

Yes folks.
Believe it or not, we’re finally here!
The building of this video has been an absolute labour of love…. I’d estimate that it’s taken me about 20 hours of work to complete!
Maybe, that’s partly my inexperience at producing video podcasts, but hopefully, when you watch it, you’ll see where those hours went.
In an effort to ease the load on my hosting company’s servers, I will be setting up a torrent feed later tonight.
Check back here later for a link to the torrent file.
There’s also a copy of the file at YouSendIt, plus the copy here at audio2u.com.

To download manually from audio2u:
sl100.mp4 280MB

From YouSendIt here:
sl100.mp4 280MB

If you want to download a copy of the final mix of the song (featuring a couple of extra tweaks I did later), grab that here:
Fear of Holding On – 320 kbit joint stereo (13MB)

Towards the end of the podcast (or is that vidcast?), I mentioned that I would make the individual instrument tracks available to anyone who wanted to have a crack at mixing the song for themselves.
Drop me an e-mail and I’ll send you the link to download the files.
Just be warned… that’s an even bigger download than the mp4!!
The tracks are 32bit mono and total about 1.1GB!
The download will be in .rar format, so you’ll need an archive utility like WinRAR (or similar) which is capable of unzipping a .rar file.

August 6, 2008

Adobe e-Seminar this Friday

Filed under: Adobe Audition,Automation,Building the Pod,e-Seminar — Bruce Williams @ 12:17

Hey gang!

Just thought I’d let you know that I will be conducting an e-Seminar this Friday at 12 noon Australian Eastern Standard time (02:00 UTC).

The topic is Using Automation in Adobe Audition 3.

If you want to come along and listen, the link is here.

February 17, 2008

Building the pod – episode 116

This week, a quick look at the auto phase correction tool in AA3 and just where the use of this tool should go in a restoration workflow,
a discussion on cpu usage between audio apps,
a look at the new “default file type” options for opening and saving files in AA3,
plus the new “top and tail view” and “on clip UI” features in edit view.

February 10, 2008

Building the pod – episode 115

In ep 115, we start looking at some of the tweaks, upgrades and additional features in Audition 3 over v2.0.

For those wanting to persist with their exploration of the MIDI capabilities of AA3, you might want to check out this pdf of the Audition 3 MIDI engine.

Some of the new features and tweaks covered:
* You no longer have to mix to a saved file
* Automation can be undone
* The “Save all audio as” dialogue box
* Duplicating a track

January 6, 2008

Sine Language – episode 078

I wasn’t planning on doing another podcast this early in the year, but a couple of e-mails came in, and I figured I may as well just get on answer ’em!
This week, an “end of year” greeting from long-time listener, Gary Lerude. Thanks mate!
John Meadows asked about what effects or processes get over used, and which don’t get the attention they deserve. (NB. The one thing I should have also mentioned which doesn’t receive the attention it should is mic technique!)
And Vassya asked about why 44.1 kHz or 48kHz, dither, and headphones.

October 28, 2007

Sine Language – episode 075

This week, the final episode in the series on “constructing your own promo”… the mixing stage.

September 9, 2007

Building the pod – episode 107

Filed under: !Podcasts,Automation,Building the Pod,Busses,Doppler,Flange,Sends — Bruce Williams @ 21:30

Q+A 0:26
This week, a query about a sex change plug-in? Is this for real?
Plus I cover the Doppler effect (just for Bruce McKinnon, who’s been hangin’ out for me to get to it).

Doppler effect

Alt + K (keyboard shortcuts)

WITE 12:02


The mixer

Audio channel strip Bus channel strip Master fader channel strip

August 26, 2007

Building the pod – episode 105

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Busses,Echo,Sends — Bruce Williams @ 22:50

Q+A 0:26
Adobe Q4 e-seminars
October 19
December 7

Also, the 4th prize winner in the btp100 giveaway was Jan Polland from Germany. Congratulations!

ctrl+z to undo
ctrl+shft+z to redo

WITE 6:09


‘Sends’ (and the automation thereof)

Select to view 'sends' Adding a new bus 'Send' allocated to a bus, and powered on View automation lanes for a 'send'

August 19, 2007

Building the pod – episode 104

Filed under: !Podcasts,Building the Pod,Dynamic delay,Effects rack — Bruce Williams @ 20:45

This week,
Q+A 0:25

Alt+insert – insert current file into CD list
Ctrl+M – insert current file into multitrack

The insert icons

WITE 4:38
Delay/Dynamic delay

Dynamic delay

Effects rack

Switching to view the effects in multitrack view Loading an effect into the first effect slot The “Ambience” reverb plugin loaded in the Effects Rack

August 12, 2007

Building the pod – episode 103

Filed under: !Podcasts,Automation,Building the Pod,Delay — Bruce Williams @ 21:45

This week, again, no Q+A.

ctrl+L – Select left channel only (of a stereo waveform in Edit view)
ctrl+R – Select right channel only (of a stereo waveform in Edit view)
ctrl+B – Select both channels (of a stereo waveform in Edit view)
You can also use the up/down arrow keys to toggle.

WITE 2:19
delay effects/delay



Automation – pt 2 (modes)

Multitrack preferences

Select an automation lane to view

Select automation mode
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