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How To: DIY Sound Treatment

Depending on your point of view, I’ve either been lucky enough to travel and live in a lot of different places, or I’ve had...
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Here’s the Sound Design and Audio Info You Need to Know

The worst mistake a videographer can make is forgetting about audio. Bad audio and sound design can leave any great shot useless. Here's how to avoid that.
Delays, Echoes and Chorus

Delays, Echoes and Chorus

What is delay? In its most literal definition delay is just what it implies, slowing down a signal so it arrives later than the original....

How to capture dialogue for a narrative film

Recording clean audio is just as important to your narrative production as capturing well-composed video. In this article, we'll cover how to record professional-sounding dialogue for your narrative production.
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....
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...

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...

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....
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...
Finding and Making the Perfect Sound

How the Pros Find (and Make) the Sound Effects They Need

There will always be a sound effect during the production cycle that will make you take pause, as you come to terms with how...

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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...
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The 9 essential things for beginning filmmakers

Get the shopping list today! In this video, we’ll cover all the things you should have when starting to make films or videos of any kind. These are the essential things you don't want to be without. Filmmaking is a beautiful art, but there...
Sound editing vs. sound mixing

Sound editing vs. sound mixing: What’s the difference?

Sound editing is the vehicle that moves a project's audio from the production to post-production stage. The main difference between sound editing vs. sound mixing is that editing focuses on the production, while mixing takes the edited product and hones it during post-production. The majority...

What is spatial sound, and how can it impact your content?

A new player in audio has emerged to the delight of anyone looking to enhance their streaming content. It’s called spatial sound. Videographers spend hours using the latest innovations for creating the most impressive video that they can. Audio, however, has played second fiddle through...

A comprehensive guide to audio roles in filmmaking

Fillmmaking requires several audio roles that work together to create great, impactful sound that adds to movies and video.

General microphone placement for good audio

Achieving good microphone placement is a surprisingly straightforward process and one grounded in physics and engineering concepts. Technical aspects like the microphone type directly influence the design, sensitivity, sound and directionality.

Everything you need to know about audio for video

When it comes to recording audio for video, there are a number of factors to keep in mind. We're here to cover everything you need to know.

The audio spectrum: understanding EQ and frequency

The audio spectrum describes the functional frequency range of sound. In theory, this does include all sounds in our hearing range and beyond.

Mono vs stereo: What’s the difference?

When it comes to audio, you have likely heard the terms mono and stereo. The question is: what are they? and how are they different?
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Microphone types for video — what’s best for your project?

Microphones are an interesting category of video tools, in a geeky sort of way. The primary goal of any mic for video production is...
Monitoring Sound on Set: Setup and Listening

How to monitor audio for better sounding video

Nothing ruins a video quicker than bad audio. There are ways to monitor audio for the best results, which is essential when recording audio...
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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...

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....
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.
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