Mixing Strategies in Final Cut Pro X


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  • Streamline your mixing workflow
  • Import your mix into Logic Pro X
  • Learn how the signal path affects your mix
  • Understand loudness metering
  • Deliver role-tagged D, M & E stems

The Ingredients of a Mix

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.

About the Author:

Steve Martin
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.
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