Mixing is the art of bringing all the sound elements of your film or video into balanced harmony that serves the story you want to tell. In this tutorial, you will learn how to properly approach a mix whether you are handing off your soundtrack to a dedicated sound mixer working in Logic Pro X, or doing it yourself in Final Cut Pro X.
To Logic Pro X and Back
Logic Pro X is a popular Digital Audio Workstations used by dedicated sound editors and mixers. We’ll show you a few methods for sending your Final Cut Pro soundtrack over to Logic Pro X and how to bring it back again.
Control the Signal Path
Audio effects like compressors are often applied at the end of the signal path. You’ll gain a deeper knowledge of Final Cut Pro’s Role-based approach to mixing in order to help you better determine where and how to apply audio effects to your roles.
Monitoring Your Mix
Making sure that your soundtrack meets specific delivery requirements for a given broadcaster or delivery platform is paramount. In this tutorial, we’ll show you the tools you’ll need for metering the loudness of your project.
This tutorial is for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the audio mixing and delivery process. This tutorial requires a good working knowledge of Final Cut Pro’s sound editing tools and metadata-driven approach to creating soundtracks. Users who are new to sound editing should purchase Sound Editing in Final Cut Pro 10.4 before working through this tutorial.
Software Version: Final Cut Pro 10.4 and later.
Run Time: 60 minutes
Type of Tutorial: Intermediate
Project Media: Project media is not included with this tutorial.
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro's introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart and other companies. He is also a writer, producer and avid photographer.Full Bio