Dialogue is the aural center of your story, and in this tutorial you’ll learn Fairlight’s many and varied tools for managing and improving your voice tracks, including the use of fades, normalization options, equalizers, compressors, and noise reduction effects.
Trigger Foley Effects via MIDI
Foley effects are live sounds that are recorded to picture. You’ll learn how to use Resolve 17’s new Foley Sampler, which allows you to map your sound effects to keys on a MIDI keyboard, then record footsteps, thunder cracks, gun shots, or any other sound effect in your library during playback.
Automate Your Sound Mix
Once your dialogue, music and effects have been normalized, you’ll then turn your attention to achieving a balanced mix using a number of approaches, including the use of Fairlight’s powerful automation controls to record your fader movements. Then you’ll learn how to edit the automation data so your mix is exactly the way you want it.
Use Buses to Control Your Mix
Fairlight has a built-in mixer for routing your tracks wherever you want them. You’ll learn how to create buses for the purpose of combining related tracks,
then apply effects to the bus to give you more control over your mix. Additionally, you’ll learn why buses give you the most flexibility when outputting D, M, and E stems.
This tutorial is for DaVinci Resolve 17 users who want to create better soundtracks using Fairlight. This tutorial assumes a basic familiarity with the DaVinci Resolve 17. Users who need a foundational understanding of DaVinci Resolve should watch our DaVinci Resolve 17 Core Training.
Travis Richmond joined the Ripple Training team in 2012 as a voiceover editor. Since joining Ripple, he has worked with Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve and Motion while editing tutorials until being promoted to the Senior Editor. Not only is he an expert in dynamic media software, but he also enjoys lighting scenes and running the camera on video productions. To add to his many other skills, he also is producing high-quality tutorials centered around more advanced editing and production skills.