Mixing the Audio Preview

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ABOUT THIS MODULE

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.

IN THIS MODULE

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

LEARN

  • 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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