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

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 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

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 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

August 5, 2007

Building the pod – episode 102

Filed under: !Podcasts,Automation,Building the Pod,Chorus, — Bruce Williams @ 21:30

This week, no Q+A.

Cntrl + shift + n : paste to new

WITE 4:00


Automation – pt 1

Volume lane Pan 2 lanes showing

Thanks to Peter Vautier for his help with categorising old BTP episodes.
However, more help is still needed if anyone has the time.
Congratulations to the winners of the btp100 giveaway. But there is still one more prize up for grabs!

July 22, 2007

Building the pod – episode 100

At last!
Just when you thought it was never gonna get here… the big one ton is here!

*** EDIT ***

To download the movie, go to
BTP100 downloads“.

*** END EDIT ***

So, what’s in store for episode 100?
A promo remix in real time, for Rem Lavictoire.

Yeah yeah yeah, but what about the damned prizes, man? That’s all we’re here for!

Oh yeah, right…. ok.

Well, Peter Baker at Beatbox Music
Beatbox Music
has been kind enough to donate a copy of the Podcasting Production Toolkit CD.
This is a CD of royalty free music AND sound effects that you can use for polishing up your podcast!
Podcasting Production Toolkit

While I will confess to not having heard the CD yet, I have dealt with Peter professionally for over 20 years, and he has always represented some of the finest music production companies around… and I have no reason to suspect that this won’t be an AWESOME collection of sounds to have at your disposal.

Audition 2.0 Essentail Training
And to keep the CD theme going, I have 3 more copies of the Adobe Audition 2.0 Essential Training Guide from to give away as 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes.

OK, so what do you have to do to win one of these great prizes?

Well, this is where you’re gonna hate me. I’m not going to tell you… just yet.
In order to make this fair, I’m going to hold off posting the details of the competition for 72 hours.
The reason for that is, it will give those on slower internet connections a chance to be involved too.
So, at around midday GMT on Wednesday (25th July 2007), I’ll post the details right here.

Nasty, aren’t I? :)

In the meantime, enjoy the video!

July 1, 2007

Building the pod – episode 098

In episode 98, huge thanks go out to Jim Weishorn and Rem Lavictoire for their efforts with category tags!

Q+A 0:40
Mike Wills had a couple of questions. One about the tube modelled compressor, and another about the automation in AA 2.0.

Alt+left arrow – nudge left
Alt+right arrow – nudge right

WITE 6:12
Amplitude/pan expand (process)

The pan/expand (process) tool

Frequency analysis window

Frequency analysis window

February 5, 2006

Building the pod – episode 033

Filed under: !Podcasts,Automation,Building the Pod,Plugins — Bruce Williams @ 21:48

In episode 33, Bruce details the new automation modes in v2.0, plus the winners in the Audition 2.0 giveaway competition.

July 25, 2005

Building the pod – episode 005

Filed under: !Podcasts,Automation,Building the Pod,Multitrack — Bruce Williams @ 13:12

In episode 5, Bruce explains volume envelope editing in the multitrack environment.