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.
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.
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