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I suggest going with the TV-style mix. In which, I usually take the 85 SPL theatric mix, boost it by 6dB, slight remixing where necessary, and have a brickwall at -3dB for good measure to ensure nothing clips (TV often brickwalls dialogue around -10dB, but since it's for web-based display, I allow myself up to about -3dB. Going about 6dB hotter than ...


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Soundbooth should be totally fine. Although, I would suggest Reaper as the alternative to the Adobe software. The trial is non-expiring and they also have a discounted license of $60 for educational organizations. Reaper might be a bit more involved in terms of working with audio, but if you can cover the basic usage to the students, then it should be fine ...


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as a general advice, i found this post very useful: http://audiocookbook.org/guidelines-for-making-a-sound-design-demo-reel/ good luck!


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I would go even further and compress/limit everything to -1.1 dB. I'm sure a lot of fellows won't agree but I'd rather have one showreel aimed at the web with these specs, and a separate one for the professionals which includes headroom and does not generate any loudness conflicts.


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Cakewalks Sonar X1 Producer comes with a 30 day free trial and I have been a user of Sonar for about 18 years without any hassles. Any video editing I do is in Premiere but all sound design for my projects is in Sonar.


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