It was once famously said that Soundtrack Pro is the only Final Cut Studio application that will truely bring a smile to a grown man's face (yes, women like it too!). The reason for this is simple - soundtrack pro makes it easy to realize your musical vision. Using nothing but the gigabytes of apple loops, effects, and musical beds that come with Soundtrack Pro, you can quickly make songs that would sound just as good on the radio as they do in your video projects.
But Soundtrack Pro 2 is more than just a fun audio tool - it's a full featured audio post production application that has been created from the ground-up to help video editors create, clean, and master great soundtracks for their video productions. In this tutorial series, you will learn how to integrate Soundtrack Pro 2 into your Final Cut Pro workflow to create perfect audio, every time.
Important topics covered include removing noise from audio recorded on a camcorder, restorning poorly recorded audio. You'll also learn how to record, mix, and edit audio to make dynamic and engaging soundtracks for your video productions. Whether you're a video producer looking to make your productions sound great, or an audio engineer moving into the professional post production market, this tutorial series gives you the tools you need to make your musical vision a reality.
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Bruno Rascão wrote on May 21, 2011
Very good and understanding tutorial. Only have the idea that several other capacities of the program were not explained. It's like that?
Ken Martin wrote on March 19, 2011
Solid on noise reduction but as others have stated, it ends abruptly, begging the question 'what about the other filters?' Pt 2 explaining the other filters with the same clarity would be a definite buy.
BOB wrote on March 4, 2011
it not the best tutorial kind of disappointed.
should read previous reviews, i was looking for more info with using with logic cause it was mentioned in logic 101 tutorial for cleaning up tracks.
Martin still love your other video not just this one
Rich wrote on January 19, 2011
I was fairly disappointed with this one. I'm mostly interested in audio manipulation features like splitting , chopping, reordering files, using regions, cropping, applying effects, etc. The tutorial is very heavy on noise reduction and loop composition, which I'm less interested in. Would like to see an updated version 3 video that covered hard core editing better.
John Lambrou wrote on June 28, 2009
Excellent review - worth every penny!
Bengt Nilsson wrote on March 5, 2009
Werry good lerarning about soundfixing
Al Moore wrote on January 14, 2009
I needed to sweeten a series of training videos (especially air conditioning noise) and my options were to read the manual (on my computer since it's only a PDF) or spend 4 hours listening to Martin . . . I wisely chose to buy the tutorial.
It addressed my particular issue, and it made a huge difference in the final audio quality of the programs.
It's good enough that I will watch it again -- now that I've taken Soundtrack out for a rigorous spin -- and learn more the second time.
Thomas wrote on January 10, 2009
I completely agree with Micheil Reid's comment (Aug31,08).
There is no mention of using STP with video!
After looking through the content list of the tutorial I thought the sections would be related to video stuff but there seems to be an emphasis on music. Martin even calls the dialogue in a video clip, at one point , "vocals".
It seems to me this tutorial is incomplete - also picked up by Micheil Reid. There is a few mentions of things that will be covered "later in the tutorial" and they are not.
I'm a heavy Logic user and I know all about apple loops and music! I took this tutorial to understand how STP works with audio from video, to get my head around the workflows and best practices when mixing/fixing sound from a FCP project. I feel somewhat let down.
I'm not a newbie in the field of sound and music and perhaps I'm being too hard on some tutorials that are a bit (dare I say it) "below me", but its back to the STP manual for me.
Raymond wrote on December 11, 2008
I would like to congratulate Mr. Sitter for an excellent video tutorial in keeping with the level of an excellent teaching guide. I tried out this tutorial based primarily after using and adapting the Soundtrack Pro 2 book in the Apple Pro Training Series for the classroom, in hopes that it too would be beneficial, and it is. Thanks for making an excellent tutorial as well as authoring the book in the pro series. Very nice!
M. Fischer wrote on December 8, 2008
Very good! Especially since Martin Sitter does not only explain the program - but also has lots of interesting sidenotes about Electronic music, audio data in general and more.
The only thing that is not being explained thoroughly is the usage of STP for video dubbing, which is not relevant for me but might be for Final Cut Pro-Users.