I'm very interested in using Audition to improve the quality of my audio tracks on the videos I produce. I work very hard to ensure proper mic levels and positioning, etc. I've done just about everything I can in the field - so what benefits would Audition provide? What are the specific tools I could use to enhance the quality of the audio? Is there a typical workflow?
I use it in addition to After Effects and Premiere Pro, especially for preparing voice-overs and music for various short form industrial productions. It's also very handy as a noise removal tool, and not half bad at making custom music loops.
Thank you Joe. I did see the Adobe video. I am mostly interested in how you work with voice overs or interview audio in Audition. Do you apply filters or perform other sweetening? As I mentioned, I'm very careful with placement of the mic and record volume - but the audio quality is not as nice as I'd like. When I listen to good audio, I notice a more robust sound with zero "noise".
Is there an Audition workflow you have to do this? Or what's your overall philosophy about this stuff? Maybe it's not an issue because you do other things?
Actually, most of the voice-overs I record are done in a professional recording studio, so they are squeaky clean, with no need for anything other than editing for time, which I do in Audition. When I shoot with my DSLR, I record on a second system (a Tascam DR-40), with a clap for sync. I use Audition for noise reduction, as needed, sampling the noise floor, and then removing it from the track.
One thing I've notice helps to kick up the perceived quality of the VO is Normalization. Compression can also be useful in giving presence to the VO. Here's a short tutorial on both:
Thanks again, Joe. I too use normalization and compression - yet I've felt there was more I could do. 100% of my work is in the field. I too use a dual system with DSLR - TASCAM. Sometimes I have to use a Sony NXCAM and its microphone inputs are not as good. I then find myself trying to boost the bass to give it a richer sound -
Thanks for your help - I have a much better idea of what I'll probably need to do.