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Instant Sound Forge

Book Description

The third book in CMP's new V.A.S.S.T. series produced in cooperation with the Sundance Media Group, Instant Sound Forge is a general guide to the operation of the application and a graphic "cookbook" of specific techniques for using Sound Forge to fix (hide mistakes) and sweeten (improve) audio. Sony's Sound Forge is a powerful mono and stereo digital audio recorder and editor that beginners and professionals use for audio production of radio, TV, music, video, animation, Web design, and multimedia. Novices can quickly achieve great results by gaining command of the basic recording and editing functions, while professionals will learn how to use the application's more sophisticated tools, advanced features, and shortcuts to streamline their workflow and achieve new audio heights.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. 1. Introduction
    1. Ye Olde Days
    2. How to use Sound Forge
    3. What about the box?
    4. Other tools
    5. Installing Sound Forge
    6. Sound, analog, and digital
    7. Analog
    8. Digital
  7. 2. The Grand Tour
    1. ‘Round here
    2. Destructive vs. non-destructive editing
    3. Sound Forge in a nutshell
    4. File formats
    5. Sound Forge Project File
    6. Keyboard shortcuts
    7. Custom Workspace
  8. 3. Basic Procedures
    1. Navigation
    2. Meters
    3. Markers and Regions
  9. 4. Recording
    1. Setting levels
    2. Record dialog
    3. CD extraction
    4. Automatic recording modes
  10. 5. Editing
    1. Opening files
    2. Basic edits
    3. Cut, copy, paste
    4. File conversions
    5. Volume
    6. Editing music
  11. 6. Advanced Editing
    1. Mixing
    2. Timesavers
    3. Playlist and cutlist
    4. Working with video (audio for video)
    5. Time
    6. Cleaning up
  12. 7. Effects
    1. Effects Workflow
    2. Volume and Pan
    3. EQ
    4. Compression
    5. Pitch
    6. Delay/Echo
    7. Reverb
    8. Other effects
    9. Save your settings / recall (Save as)
    10. Plug-in chainer
    11. Add to DX Favorites
    12. Third party plug-ins
    13. Effects automation
    14. Preset Manager
  13. 8. Restoration
    1. De-essing
    2. Vinyl restoration
    3. Vocal elimination
    4. Stereo simulation
    5. Reducing excessive room ambience
    6. Processing Mid-Side Recordings
    7. Handling severe noise problems
    8. Clipped peak restoration
  14. 9. Finishing Secrets
    1. Spoken word finishing
    2. Mastering music for CD
    3. MP3s (and other compression formats)
    4. Burning a CD
  15. 10. Other Sound Forge Jobs
    1. Sound design
    2. Acoustic Mirror
    3. Acid tools
    4. MIDI and Sampler tools
    5. Integration with Vegas
    6. Spectrum Analysis Tools
    7. Video Support
    8. Creating calibration tones and noise
  16. 11. Conclusion
    1. Keep learning, too
    2. Questions?
  17. Glossary