Out of work? Looking to post-production sound? Here’s what you need to know

It’s been incredibly difficult to watch so many of my colleagues in the audio industry out of work in 2020 due to the pandemic. As of now (July 2020), live sound and theater likely won’t be back to work this year, and probably will continue into next year (at least …

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Does music loudness matter when you’re trying to get a track placed for tv/film?

In the music world, the “Loudness Wars” have been a topic of discussion for decades. Even Wikipedia has a page about it! Over time, music has become increasingly loud but critics say it decreases fidelity and enjoyment for the listener. Good mastering can tighten up a mix and make a …

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How to Get An Accurate Estimate for Post-Production Sound

If you’re a filmmaker or producer looking to get an estimate for post-production sound, there’s a number of questions you’ll need to be prepared to answer. (If you’re a sound person, these questions will help you put together a better estimate.) What’s the Schedule/Timeline? What’s the project about? Some genres …

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Pro Tools Does Not Support Import of AAF/OMF References to Multi-Channel Audio Files

If you’re here, you’ve probably seen this dreaded error message in your Session Notes: “Pro Tools does not support import of aaf/omf references to multi-channel audio files.” So, what does it mean? AAF and OMF are file formats that exist to move media (like audio files) from one software to …

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Different Jobs At A Post-Production Sound Studio

If you’re looking to build a career in post-production sound (sound for picture like television, film, web) there’s two primary routes: Work for yourself Work for a facility that specializes in post-production sound There’s advantages and disadvantages to both. If you don’t have a lot of experience, working for yourself …

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Common Audio AAF Issues With Premiere

Adobe Premiere Pro is known among sound editors and mixers to be problematic when receiving audio by AAF (or OMF). There’s bugs, features that aren’t compatible with the AAF/OMF formats, and very little information from Adobe about any of it. I’ll refer to two types of AAFs: “Embedded” and “link to …

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