Capture and edit crystal-clear audio

Stuff You Need to Know

The simple lesson is to always plan your project in advance and adhere to a concept or theme.

What I Learned from Trying to Fix My Audio in Post

Coming to terms with the reality that your audio is either subpar or unusable is never a good experience, but also a necessary one....
Understanding and applying signal flow is one of your best tools to increase productivity and avoid stumbling blocks.

From Source to Output: Audio Signal Flow for Videographers

The physical aspects of signal flow determine the flow of sound and its connections all the way from its source, capture, processing and output....
Following these steps and listening carefully at every stage will give you a believable soundtrack that supports your visuals and your story.

The Fundamentals of Audio Editing for Video

Having a wide set of skills is a must in today’s production environment. One cannot simply expect to get by on a single main...
Monitoring Sound on Set: Setup and Listening

How to Properly Monitor Audio for Better Sounding Video

A long time ago in a childhood not so quite far away, I remember watching outtakes from “The Mummy Returns,” with one particular scene...

How to Choose the Right Music for Your Next Video

Choosing the right music--whether you’re playing DJ around your friends, or doing something more serious like working on a video for a client-- can...
The Great and Powerful Nats

Why and How to Add Natural Audio for a More Polished...

Natural sounds, or nats, are the ambient sounds that exist in and around the focal points of your recording. Grasping the subtleties and importance...
The Comprehensive Guide to Recording and Editing Your Own Sound Effects

The Comprehensive Guide to Recording and Editing Your Own Sound Effects

To this day, I still think that audio for video is one of the coolest aspects of audio engineering that I’ve had the chance...
Step by Step Guide to DIY Voice Over

Step by Step Guide to DIY Voice Over

Do you record a lot of voice overs or vocals? If so keep reading! Create a Voice Booth Having a flexible space allows you to configure...
Signal Processing Techniques - Delay

Know Your Audio Signal Processing Techniques

Considering that this article will be delving into the rich world of signal processing, I feel honor-bound to make a few suggestions:Avoid large...
Don’t Forget the Sound Effects

How to Properly Use Sound Effects to Enrich Your Next Video

If I were to sum up sound effects into a single word, that would be “control”. They are an extension of the same control...

Video Courses

Church Video Production

How to Plan a Production (Free for Non-Members) Planning is vital to the success of any production. Without a plan, your video likely won’t succeed...

What's New

Person setting up a shotgun mic

5 ways to avoid distortion and noise

Though REAPER and Audition are extraordinary audio editors, nothing can fix bad audio production. Good sound design paints a portrait of your film's world and bad sound design subtracts from that. Noisey or distorted audio is a primary culprit when it comes...

A practical guide to acoustics and sound treatment

Acoustics is where the physics and aesthetics of sound meet. It's how we ascribe quantitative and qualitative meaning to a sound’s or environment’s properties. These distinctions allow us to appreciate why places are lauded for their acoustics, to demystify microphone placement, and...
Recording audio

How to capture better audio at your desk

If your trying to record audio at your home, we have a few things you should consider that will instantly make your audio sound a lot better.

Techniques for ADR: How to record dialogue in post-production

Ever wonder what magic makes on-screen dialog sound crystal clear? It’s a little trick called ADR. We break down what it is and how to capture it yourself.

How to edit audio: Sound editing workflow for video editors

Every video editor should know how to edit audio. We tell you the process and steps to get it done. This is audio editing workflow for video editors.
Image of 2 shotgun microphones

Everything you need to know about shotgun microphones

Audio quality can make or break any film or video project. In the world of video production, shotgun microphones are widely considered the go-to standard.

Grammy Nominee Eric Alexandrakis: On “Psychogenic Fugue” and Scoring for Film...

Eric Alexandrakis is becoming well-known in the world of film and television as a master of sound for his unique approach to...

Hollywood-level sound editing

We talk with Joel Shryack about editing the sound for Jumanji: The Next Level.
lav mic on a 2 tone background

How to choose a lav mic

Sound is one of the most essential aspects of any video production. Much like cinematography, lighting, and editing, inconsistent sound can distract...
Shot of videographer holding a DIY parabolic mic dish, standing next to a camcorder on a tripod.

How to Build a Parabolic Microphone Dish

It's easier than you think to make your own parabolic microphone. In this tutorial we'll tell you why you need one and to DIY and inexpensive solution.

How to hide audio transitions for a cleaner sounding video

This article addresses audio transitions from the perspectives of working with short-form video, field recording, corporate sound, and freelance audio.
Sound Design: How Sound Helps Tell Your Visual Stories

Sound design: how sound helps tell your visual stories

Every scene in a film has carefully crafted sound design to represent what is going on. They represent the scene's location and the actions of characters.
Star Wars' cantina scene used as an example for diegetic sound

Diegetic sound vs non-diegetic sound

Die-what? [di-a-JE-tic]. Video editors are often mired in the details of their audio production and many of them aren't familiar with the term diegetic.