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Dialogue Editing Workflow

When dialogue editors are working on a feature length movie, how are the tracks laid out for the entire movie? imagine the movie has about 50 completely different scenes on different locations, and ...
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Cleaning/Fixing corrupted audio

I've got a weird issue. I have a several hour long dialogue recording I was editing, and there's an isolated section, about 15 minutes long (pretty close to the end, but not exactly there) that I've ...
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What causes an imported audio CD file to have silent gaps?

I used Audacity to import an audio file from a CD and I see that the file has numerous silent gaps in it. Are these gaps from the original CD?
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mono audio channels

I'm editing a film and have been given external audio, recorded using a sounddev 633 I believe. The external audio files have 5 mono tracks when I open them in Avid, some files have just 4 mono ...
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Is there a standard way to organize audio tracks?

Usually, I order my audio tracks like this: Dialogs FX BG Music How do you do it? Is there some kind of standard to follow?
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Text-based way to set parts of audio track that play and skip

I am looking for a text-based way to set various start and end points within a given audio file, so that whenever an end point is reached, the audio file skips to the next start point when playing. (I ...
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How to slow down playback speed of an audio file in Power Media Player--in Windows 10

This is an audio Police Interview and I am trying to identify the questions and answers. I am trying to make a document following a transcription type of method. This has nothing to do with music, or ...
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Split Audio File Into Seperate Tracks?

To start, I know very little about audio manipulation, other than splitting a track into smaller parts I haven't done much, so and ELI5 answer would be preferred. I have an audio file, and I want to ...
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How to lower unwanted sound and raise desired sound in a recording?

I have a recording that was done with a camera mic, it was a retirement party so there were speeches, but as there was no dedicated mic for the speaker, the camera mic picked up not only the speaker, ...
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How to mute one side of an mp3?

I have some mp3s that have earbud-specific audio. I want to edit the mp3s by muting one ear's audio (wind sounds) but I don't know much about sound editing and this is such an unusual or specific goal ...
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Direct Stream Digital (DSD) editing software, no PCM

What editing programs work with Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio without changing to PCM first? In other words, software that stays in the DSD format from beginning to end? Free would be a bonus. :-...
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How to split audio in dry and wet audio files if I have the dry version

Say I have the same vocal on 2 tracks one dry and one harmonized with Zplane veilklang 2 CM (the edition of Computer Music). I want to procces the main vocal differently from the harmonized copies of ...
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Upside down waves in Sound Forge

I've done a lot of audio editing in Sound Forge over the years. Occasionally, my wave map is upside down. It doesn't affect the play back, but as an editor I get a little freaked out, especially ...
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Audio editing program that acts like Premiere Pro

For simple audio editing, right now I use Premiere Pro. I know it's weird; using a video editor for audio editing, but it's the easiest for me right now... So what I mainly like about cutting in ...
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How can I make my voice recording sound more integrated with the beat?

I got a yeti mic with a gain adjuster on it and a pop filter. I even put the mic in a big box lined with 2 inch foam acoustic padding but my voice doesn't sound like it's actually on the beat like I ...
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Speaker Monitors for sound film [closed]

well... I have seen some threads about this subject. but they are pretty old. so i would like to hear some new advices. I´m trying to build up the best "home studio" I can afford for editing, small ...
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Can I edit sound as fourier transformations?

Classical waveform isn't very practical for editing. For me, it's not even helpful for viewing. All I can tell is amplitude and some guess about pitch: Maybe not even that - one of these is e and ...
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Need help cleaning, and editing sound effects using multiple mics

So my question is this; I'm trying to figure out a good way to edit, and clean my sfx recording with 3-4 mics. My main question what are your general steps ? Do you import everything into PT first ...
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lightning / thunder offset

I'm wondering why, in films, we usually see and hear lightning and thunder at the same time? Is there a theoretical reason for this? Or is this just because it would be weird to see the lightning, ...
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-20dBFS What it means for dialogue editing?

Hello my dear friends, I'm struggling with this question of not knowing what to do with the ref tone of -20 dBFS on the OMF file. Does this mean that I have to match all the dialogue tracks to this ...
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What are some good plug-ins or software for cleaning up audio

I'm Ryan. I just started getting jobs being an audio freelancer, doing little short films and interviews. But I can across a problem I got a little embarrassed with. I was sent audio files from ...
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Where to go from here? How to Progress?

I'm currently a sound editor and sound designer in the Los Angeles area and I've worked on various shows that have aired on different networks. I'm trying to find a way to break into working on ...
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Will a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air be adequate monitors for sound editing/mixing on a short film?

I'm about to embark on a shortish film project, 30mins approx, as the sound editor. I'm responsible for the whole post production phase for this film's sound. It may go for a mastering session at some ...
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How do you bounce back from a failure?

I recently worked on a film challenge project where I was in charge of post sound. I can make all the excuses I want, but in the end, I ran out of time and the project suffered severely for it. The ...
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Delete part of audio

How can I delete part of an audio file while there would be no distortion in mixing point of two other parts? Let's say two other parts (after and before deleted part) are mixed together smartly so it'...
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Audio play for attraction

Hello everyone, After looking around a bit I haven't seen something that really answers my question. Our company has been asked to write, cast, record and edit an audio play for a tourist attraction....
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Free lance audio book editor.

Hi there. I graduated from studying a BA in sound design in London this summer and would like to know how to go about becoming a free lance audio book editor? For example, who are the wright people to ...
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Dialogue Editing for Movie of the Week

The Technical Requirements call for the International M&E to contain all production Fx, added design, and ambiences as in the domestic mix minus dialogue. What about Production FX that are ...
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Sound editing - car misfueled, what sort of sound?

Hello! My first post here, but Ive been a long-time background user. I have a scene in a film I'm working on, and a car is mis-fueled (petrol put into a diesel car) I dont drive (yet) and I havn't ...
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Offscreen laughter tracklaying in comedy show

Hello everyone! Recently we've shot a pilot of a sitcom. I've never done something like this, and now at post im struggling at laying laughter regions, it just eats so much time!! Here's how i do it:...
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Working in 96k 24bit, mixing down to 44k 16bit

This might be a bit of a beginners question but I was wondering if there was any benefit to working in Pro Tools at 96k 24bit when all your sounds will be bounced out and used at 44k 16bit ? Cheers, ...
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Edit Changes for a Feature-Length

Hey guys, so this is my first question on here ever. I was curious what some people's workflows are for dealing with an changing cut on a movie when you have already nearly completed the sound track. ...
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Spottin outside ProTools

Dear sound Designers, I need to know if exist a way, using softwares like soundminers, basehead or similiar, to spot a region outside pro tools and drag it at the beginning or at the end of an audio ...
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Roller Skate and Roller Blade Foley

I'm editing sound effects and foley for a short film. The main character is on roller skates the entire time, and several other characters are on roller blades... I'm struggling to find a way to ...
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Scheduling sound edit/dubbing for TV animation

Hi, I've got a reasonable amount of experience when it comes to scheduling sound design work for games and i've doen a few short indie films which didn't really have a schedule to speak off. However ...
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What sound effects edit 'sound creation' has stumped you like no other?

As the title states, I'm curious what sound effects edit has truly stumped you before, at least in the sense of having to spend time to create from scratch. Ironically it' seems to me to be most ...
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Matching recorded speech

Hi Guys, I have some audio from a piece-to-camera video which was recorded using a lavalier mic. unfortunately during the original recording the talent was mispronouncing a certain word. Rather than ...
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Most number of Oscars won by a sound designer, re-recording mixer, editor ..

I was just curious to know .. Who has won the most number of oscars for sound? I know Gary Rydstrom has won 7 .. but is he the only one to have won these many? or are there few more?
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Beginning a new session!

I just finished recording a few sounds for a film that i am working on, for practice. I am working on nuendo 4. I wanted to know about the sample rate and the bit rate that i should use. 44/16 or 48/...
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Mixers: What are your Dialogue Editing Preferences?

I have just come to a new town and am editing dialogue for a good number of different mixers who have very different preferences in how they like their dialogue edited. I would like to know if there ...
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Amplify a person's voice in a phone record

I have a phone record with two persons speaking, let's call them A and B. A is very quiet on the record, B is "normal". Now I want to amplify the voice of person A so that it matches the loudness of ...
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Question: Fixing bad audio/Cleaning up single mic long dialog takes (film sound)?

Hi People, This is my first post however I've been following up on the forum for a long time now. I'm about to take an editing/restoration work and it seems like it will be quite a bit of a problem. ...
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Is there a quick / easy way to re-sync a sound edit for a short film, or is just one of those things we have to deal with?

I've just seen a question regarding sound conform for films, but it mostly seems to relate to people who have the budget for fancy software, and who are dealing with editors nice enough to provide ...
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Any tips for cutting/designing airplanes battle scene

Hi guys! I'm cutting sounds for II WW plane battle scene and I have faced few problems. This is a 3d animation and planes are doing many complicated moves. Few questions: 1) Do you pitch down and up ...
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Advice for cutting car chase SFX

Hi. I’m cutting SFX for a car chase scene. Very stoked-my first time. I’ve been doing some reading about techniques and such… Chris Assells has some solid tips on the 5th page of this recent ...
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Creating explosion-based tremor artifacts

Hi guys, I've got a project on at the moment where the main focus is on a group of soldier holed up in Afghan bunker. During many of the scenes, the sound of mortar coming down on them remains ...
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Building the soundtrack

A while back I had the opportunity to work directly with Sound Editor Richard Hymns - we flew him in an he and I spent about 3 days in my studio working with me to tweak some sound editing + design ...
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How do you handle performers that want to “fix it in the mix”?

I've experienced this over and over with multiple performers: experienced and novices, instrumentalists and vocalists, groups and individuals, it doesn't seem specific to any group. They all think ...