Dialogue is the aural center of your story, and in this tutorial you’ll learn Fairlight’s many and varied tools for managing your talent’s voice levels, including the use of keyframes, normalization options, equalizers, compressors, and audio effects.
Replace Problematic Recordings
Automated Dialogue Replacement or ADR, is the process of re-recording an actor’s voice to improve the performance or deal with a bad recording on location. In any case, you’ll learn how to use Fairlight’s ADR panel to replace or “overdub” the original recording.
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.
Bounce & Share Your Mix
In the final section of the tutorial, you’ll learn how to group tracks into buses called submixes so you can output your D, M and E tracks for further work in another digital audio workstation.
This tutorial is for any DaVinci Resolve user who wants to learn how to take their soundtrack to the next level using the Fairlight Page. This tutorial assumes a basic familiarity with the DaVinci Resolve 16 interface. Users who need a foundational understanding of DaVinci Resolve should watch our DaVinci Resolve 16.1 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.