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Mixing Music for Post

Master the Art of Post Mixing

In the final episode of our Master the Art of Post Mixing series, we examine music mixing for film post production. In order to craft a mix for your film, receiving split stems from your composer is important. Mixing both individual stems and then groups of stems together with VCA Masters is a good way to manage your music mix and also blend against the other elements like dialog and effects. Placing stereo elements in surround is also an important film mixing technique discussed in this episode. Let’s take a look.

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Mixing Foley

Master the Art of Post Mixing

Foley footsteps, cloth movement, and prop handling sound additions are critical to making a convincing and fully enhanced soundtrack. Mixing them into place and making them believable can be challenging. In Episode 5 of Master the Art of Post Mixing, we explore ways to blend and control foley on the individual level and then blend overall with hard effects and production sound. Let’s take a look.

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Mixing Sound Effects

Master the Art of Post Mixing

Discover the difference between Sound Design and Sound Effects/Hard Effects and how to mix them into place in Episode 4 of Master the Art of Post Mixing. Explore fast mix tips and techniques using the Pro Tools | S3 control surface, Preview Mode and Aux ‘Chains’ to Pre-Dub the effects tracks. Also see tips on how to handle and blend the LFE or Sub channel to your sound effects to make them larger than life.

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Mixing Backgrounds

Master the Art of Post Mixing

Backgrounds and ambiences are often overlooked, but can help you set the mood quickly. They also dramatically increase the production value of your film. In Episode 3 of Master the Art of Post Mixing, find out how easy it is to mix backgrounds into place quickly with Capture and Write-To-Selected automation techniques. Let’s take a look.

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Mixing Dialog

Master the Art of Post Mixing

In Episode 2 of Master the Art of Post Mixing, we dive into the basics of mixing dialog including production, ADR and FUTZing. We also look at the concepts of best dealing with muting tracks and advanced automation features like Preview mode. Let’s take a look.

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Session Management

Master the Art of Post Mixing

In Episode 1 of Master the Art of Post Mixing, we introduce you to the project and demonstrate how to organize your tracks, arrange them, and recall them to the control surface in the most efficient way possible. This is critical in the path to successful mixing. Let’s take a look.

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