Mixing the Audio Preview

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Throughout the audio post-production process, each department - dialogue, Foley, sound effects, and music generate tens of thousands of individual sounds across hundreds of track. All of these sounds need to be mixed together into a single soundtrack - whether it's a stereo track for broadcast, a 5.1 mix, or a 10.1 theatrical mix. This process is called mixing the audio, and it happens on a dubbing stage.  In this module, we're going to explore the dubbing process and how all these audio elements get mixed together to create the sonic experience for the audience.


  • 31:18 video that takes you through the process of mixing the audio
  • Illustrated Companion Guide


  • How to create pre-dubs of each sound stem
  • How the individual sound elements must be prepared
  • The function of the dub stage
  • Who is present at the final dub
  • The scheduling and budgeting process for the sound mix process
  • Techniques for balancing dialogue, sound effects, and music
  • Output options for the final mix
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