Building the pod (Understanding Adobe Audition)



Some recent listener feedback


Hello Bruce.
Thank you for the pedagogical way of showing how to use the Adobe Audition 3 and making me so interested.
All the best
Kasper

Actually, Adobe and Lynda are the ones that should be thanking you.
I purchased both Audition and a subscription to Lynda based solely on what I'm hearing on your excellent programs.
And I hate the word podcasts.
It lumps you in with all the a**holes that think they are content producers because they have a microphone and an internet connection (and you are obviously a professional dedicated to his craft, and know how to produce content).
They just don't know what they don't know!
Scott Hess

I'm a long time listener to your Building the Pod and Sine Language shows, and would like to thank you for producing such informative and interesting podcasts.
I'm a media production student at the University of Lincoln in the UK and your Audition guides really helped me during the radio production aspect of my course.
Paul Hennell

I've only recently decided to get back into music production after a prolonged absence.
So, when it came to choosing a DAW, it came down to a choice between FL Studio and Audition.
Dollar wise, quite similar although FL Studio does offer more in the way of virtual instruments for this price range.
But I chose Audition for two clear reasons.
1. I really like the look and feel. The layout is just easy on the eye and made sense to me very quickly.
2. I knew I had a great teacher. I discovered Building the Pod through the Adobe web site and soon found Sine Language.
I have to thank you sincerely for your weekly tuition.
It has turned a somewhat severe learning curve into managable bite size pieces.
I simply can't overstate how thankful I am of your weekly podcasts.
Bye for now.
Ross Huntley

Oh thank you god a podcast showing you how to properly make podcasts. Thank you Bruce Williams!
Matt


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.


January 17, 2010

No podcasts this week

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 16:03

And what a rip-snorter of a start to the year!
One week in, and already, I’m letting you down.
Sorry gang.
Shelton and I had plans to record, but something came up at his end.
And I did plan on recording a BTP, but hit a bit of a brick wall.
Grrr.


January 11, 2010

Manual downloading broken

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 6:37

Hi all,
There seems to be some issues with manual downloading of mp3 files at the moment.
I am aware of the issue, and will get it resolved asap.
Sorry for the inconvenience, folks.


November 19, 2009

2010 calendars

Filed under: 2010 calendar,Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 21:45

Bruce Williams Photography is pleased to announce the arrival of the “2010 – It’s a wide wide wonderful world” calendar, professionally printed on 150gsm paper stock.

The calendar is available for purchase in limited quantities.

For more info, please visit Bruce Williams Photography.


November 16, 2009

Tumbleweeds and crickets

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 9:05

Hi one and all.
So, you’ve probably noticed that things have gone a little quiet round these parts, of late.
Has Bruce lost the momentum for podcasting?
Yeah, a little.
Is it all over?
Hell, no.
BTP and SL listeners, I will say this. I am unlikely to get another episode of either of these podcasts out until the new year.
My holidays commence 4 weeks from today, but in that period, I have sooo much on my plate, it’s not funny.
Notice I said “unlikely”. That doesn’t mean I “definitely won’t”. There is always the slight chance that I WILL find some time somewhere to get one of my audio-related podcasts recorded. But for now, assume that there won’t be one ’til early 2010, and if I do get one out before I leave on December 16th, well, it’ll just be an early Christmas present, won’t it?
As for Shutters Inc, I am looking forward to Shelton’s return just as much as the rest of you.
If you’re following him on Facebook, or his blog, then you’ll have already seen some of the awesome images he has been taking whilst there.
However, if I know Shelton, his first week back is going to be manic for him, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he doesn’t have time to record straight away.
But I do anticipate a new ep being out within the next couple of weeks.
So, that’s the state of play for now.
If I don’t speak with you again before Christmas, have a merry one (if that’s your thing).
I wish you all the very best for the new year, and thank all of you for your support over the last 12 months.
Oh, and SI listeners, no, I haven’t forgotten about the Honl giveaway!
Just waiting on the product to arrive!
Don’t want to get stung by giving away something we don’t have!
Long term listeners will remember the Gorillapod debacle of a couple of years ago.
We don’t want a repeat of THAT, now do we? :)


November 1, 2009

Not again…

Filed under: Building the Pod,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 12:01

Um, yeah, sorry about this, folks.
I didn’t plan my week out very well, and we’re going away for the weekend.
So again, there’s no BTP or SL this week.


October 25, 2009

It’s my birthday…

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 15:11

…and I reserve the right not to podcast if I want to!
So there!
:p
Nah, in all seriousness, Shelton and I DID try twice this week to record, but both times, things came up which killed our plans.
Sorry gang.
And BTP and SL… well, just too many other things on my plate this week.


October 7, 2009

2010 calendars

Filed under: Building the Pod,merchandise,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 10:24

Hi one and all,
I am thinking of putting together a 2010 Audio2u calendar, and was wondering if anyone would be interested in buying a copy?
I’m not asking for a firm commitment to buy, right now… just looking for ‘expressions of interest’.
Basically, there will be 2 different form factors.
A DL sized desktop ‘flip’ calendar, or an A4 wall-hanging version.
Both versions will feature my 12 best panorama images.
Can’t say for sure what pricing will be.
I expect it will be around the A$12-$15 mark for the DL, and A$20-25 for the A4.
And depending on demand, I may also contemplate doing the A3 wall-hanging version as well.
Once I know for sure (on the pricing), I’ll post a revision here.
If you are moderately interested, drop me an e-mail or post in the comments here.
Thanks!


October 4, 2009

Building the pod – episode 138

Filed under: !Podcasts,Adaptive noise reduction,Building the Pod,forum — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, we take a look at the first entry in the ‘restoration’ sub-menu of the effects menu…
the Adaptive Noise Reduction tool.btp1381-adaptive


September 27, 2009

Next Adobe e-seminar

Filed under: Adobe Audition,Building the Pod,e-Seminar,Sine Language,Soundbooth — Bruce Williams @ 17:53

Ohhh yeah, baby! Am I looking forward to this one!
November 6th.
12 noon Australian Daylight Savings Time.
Mark it in your diary.
This e-seminar is called “Adobe Audio Tools : Audition 3 and Soundbooth CS4″.

Dust, and other obstacles

Filed under: Building the Pod,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 17:45

My apologies once again.
This week, the severe dust storms over Sydney gave my lungs and sinuses grief (listen to the episode of Shutters Inc which I somehow managed to struggle through, for evidence), while an ear infection in my right ear is making the concept of sticking headphones on my head one I’d rather not contemplate.
Gonna be an interesting day at work tomorrow to say the least!
All of which is a long way of saying, you guessed it, no BTP or SL this week.


September 25, 2009

Adobe e-seminar today

Filed under: Building the Pod,e-Seminar,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 7:37
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I dropped the ball on this one.
Normally I give plenty of notice of upcoming e-seminars, but this time, I managed to completely forget about it.
So, for anyone who has nothing happening 4 hours from now, I’ll be conducting an e-seminar today on “Audio tools for video production”, which will cover both Soundbooth and Premiere Pro CS4.
If you’re interested in attending, please do.
It’s free.
See you there.


September 20, 2009

No BTP or SL

Filed under: Building the Pod,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 12:01

Apologies again, gang.
Just one of those ‘hamster’ weeks… no matter what, I couldn’t get ahead.


September 16, 2009

George Massenburg at Integrate ’09

Filed under: Building the Pod,Integrate '09,Sine Language,trade show — Bruce Williams @ 21:05

As you may recall, in August I attended the inaugural Integrate pro audio, video and lighting trade show here in Sydney.
At that show, George Massenburg was the keynote speaker, and thankfully, the guys at Integrate have just released George’s keynote discussion as a 2 part video on YouTube.

But fear not. You needn’t go searching for them, because you can see them both right here.

This (or ‘these’ if you prefer) is (are) definitely worth watching!


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/Chorus

01chorus

Effects/Modulation/Flanger
02flanger

Effects/Modulation/Sweeping phaser
03phaser

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