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PC Audio Editing with Adobe Audition 2.0

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Get up to speed quickly and gain the working knowledge you need with this clear, practical guide to Adobe®'s AuditionT 2.0. With Roger Derry's expert advice, you'll master Audition's basic tools and tricks as well as discovering it's more advanced editing, multitrack and processing tools.

The accompanying CD-ROM contains a demo of AuditionT and a variety of audio clips (both speech and music) for you to practice your editing skills.

Roger Derry is an audio consultant who also teaches courses on radio production, music technology and sound recording. He formerly worked as a technical operator, studio manager and producer for the BBC.
Contents: Visual editing; Some technical bits; Transfer; Editing; Quarrying material; Structuring material; Multitrack; Post-production; Audio design; Reviewing material; Mastering; CD burning; Making programs: acquiring material and production; Archiving; Tweaks; Using the CD-ROM; Hardware and software requirements; Appendices (Clicks and clocks, MIDI, Time code; Adding RIAA to FFT filter);Glossary

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. 1 Visual editing
  10. 2 Some technical bits
    1. 2.1 Loudness, decibels and frequencies
    2. 2.2 Hearing safety
    3. 2.3 Analog and digital audio
    4. 2.4 Time code
  11. 3 Transfer
    1. 3.1 Reviewing material
    2. 3.2 Head alignment
    3. 3.3 Digital
    4. 3.4 Analog
    5. 3.5 Recording
  12. 4 Editing
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Loading a file
    3. 4.3 Transport
    4. 4.4 Making an edit
    5. 4.5 Visual editing
  13. 5 Quarrying material
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Blue bar blues
    3. 5.3 Copy, cut and paste
  14. 6 Structuring material
    1. 6.1 Standardize format
    2. 6.2 Batch files
    3. 6.3 32-bit files
  15. 7 Multitrack
    1. 7.1 Loading
    2. 7.2 Tour
    3. 7.3 FX
    4. 7.4 Automation
    5. 7.5 Envelopes
    6. 7.6 Multitrack for a simple mix
    7. 7.7 Chequer boarding
    8. 7.8 Track bouncing
    9. 7.9 Fades and edges
    10. 7.10 Prefaded and backtimed music
    11. 7.11 Transitions
    12. 7.12 Multitrack music
    13. 7.13 MIDI and video
    14. 7.14 Loops
  16. 8 Post-production
    1. 8.1 Timing
    2. 8.2 Level matching
    3. 8.3 Panning
    4. 8.4 Cross fading
    5. 8.5 Stereo/binaural
    6. 8.6 Surround Sound
    7. 8.7 Multi-layer mixing
  17. 9 Audio design
    1. 9.1 Dangers
    2. 9.2 Normalization
    3. 9.3 Basic level adjustment
    4. 9.4 Compression/limiting
    5. 9.5 Expanders and gates
    6. 9.6 Multiband compressor
    7. 9.7 Reverberation and echo
    8. 9.8 Filters
    9. 9.9 Restoration
    10. 9.10 Special effects
    11. 9.11 Time/pitch
    12. 9.12 Spatial effects
    13. 9.13 Basic effects
    14. 9.14 Multitrack effects
    15. 9.15 Real-time controls and effects
  18. 10 Reviewing material
    1. 10.1 Check there are no missed edits
    2. 10.2 Assessing levels
    3. 10.3 Listening on full quality speakers
  19. 11 Mastering
    1. 11.1 Line-up and transmission formats
    2. 11.2 Generate silence
    3. 11.3 Generate noise
    4. 11.4 Generate tones
    5. 11.5 Changeovers
    6. 11.6 Mastering process
    7. 11.7 CD labelling
    8. 11.8 Email and the World Wide Web
    9. 11.9 Analytical functions
    10. 11.10 Spectral editing
  20. 12 CD burning
    1. 12.1 Types of CD
    2. 12.2 Audio CDs
    3. 12.3 Multi-session CDs
    4. 12.4 Rewritable CDs
    5. 12.5 CD recording software
    6. 12.6 Recording codes
  21. 13 Making programmes: acquiring material
    1. 13.1 Responsibilities
    2. 13.2 Interviewing people
    3. 13.3 Documentary
    4. 13.4 Oral history interviews
    5. 13.5 Interviews on the move
    6. 13.6 Recorders
    7. 13.7 Acoustics and microphones
    8. 13.8 Multitrack
  22. 14 Making programmes: production
    1. 14.1 Introduction
    2. 14.2 Types of programme
    3. 14.3 Talks
    4. 14.4 Illustrated talks
    5. 14.5 Magazine programmes
    6. 14.6 Magazine itemSimple feature
    7. 14.7 Multi-layer feature
    8. 14.8 Drama
    9. 14.9 Music
  23. 15 Archiving and backup
    1. 15.1 Selection for archiving
    2. 15.2 Compact disc
    3. 15.3 CD-ROM
    4. 15.4 Digital Audio Tape
    5. 15.5 Analog
    6. 15.6 Computer backup
  24. 16 Tweaks
    1. 16.1 Mouse options
    2. 16.2 Hardware controller
    3. 16.3 Keyboard shortcuts
    4. 16.4 MIDI triggering
    5. 16.5 SMPTE synchronization
    6. 16.6 Favorites
    7. 16.7 Preferences (F4)
    8. 16.8 Icons
  25. 17 Using the CD-ROM
    1. 17.1 Adobe Audition
    2. 17.2 Bonus material
  26. 18 Hardware and software requirements
    1. 18.1 PC
    2. 18.2 Sound card
    3. 18.3 Loudspeakers/headphones
    4. 18.4 Hard disks
    5. 18.5 USB
    6. 18.6 Firewire
    7. 18.7 Audio editor
    8. 18.8 Linear editors
    9. 18.9 Non-linear editors
    10. 18.10 Multitrack
    11. 18.11 Audio processing
    12. 18.12 Mastering
    13. 18.13 CD recording software
    14. 18.14 DVD
    15. 18.15 MIDI
    16. 18.16 Control surface
    17. 18.17 Automation
  27. Appendix 1 Clicks and clocks
    1. A1.1 Word clock in/out
  28. Appendix 2 MIDI
  29. Appendix 3 Time code
    1. A3.1 MIDI
    2. A3.2 Drop-frame time code
    3. A3.3 Other systems
    4. A3.4 What time?
  30. Appendix 4 Adding RIAA to FFT filters
  31. Glossary
  32. Index