Adobe Soundbooth CS3 Classroom in a Book for Windows and Mac OS

Book description

This project-based guide from Adobe will teach readers all they need to know to create and edit audio with Soundbooth CS3, Adobe's new audio-editing application targeted at creative professionals in all disciplines (no sound engineering background required!) Soundbooth CS3 will appeal to users who want to use audio in their everyday tasks: recording and editing, removing unwanted noise, customizing sound effects, adding aural emphasis to a scene, or creating royalty-free music to match the mood of a production. Soundbooth's tight integration with Flash and Premiere Pro lets users create flawless voiceovers, remove pops and scratches from recordings, and create customized music for any video or Flash production. Using step-by-step instructions with projects that build on the knowledge learned in each lesson, readers will learn techniques for recording new dialog tracks and sound effects while learning how to modify existing audio files with tools that cut, copy, paste, fade, stretch, and add effects. Readers will also learn how to take advantage of AutoComposer, a feature that speeds the process of creating customized music to accompany their projects. 

Table of contents

  1. Copyright
  2. What’s on the CD
    1. Lesson files . . . and so much more
  3. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
      1. Requirements on your computer
    3. Installing the program
    4. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    5. Additional resources
    6. Adobe Certification
  4. 1. A Quick Tour of Adobe Soundbooth
    1. Getting started
    2. Cleaning-up audio
      1. Removing clicks and pops
      2. Removing noise
    3. Visually editing sound
      1. Silencing or deleting selections
      2. Trimming audio
      3. Applying fades
      4. Removing background sounds
    4. Recording and enhancing voiceovers
      1. Recording sound
      2. Changing pitch and timing
      3. Applying effects
    5. Producing custom music
      1. Creating loops
      2. Using scores
    6. Working with markers
      1. Adding and editing markers
      2. Exporting markers for use as Flash cue points
    7. Getting help and finding additional resources
      1. Using Help
      2. Accessing additional resources
  5. 2. Understanding the Basics of Digital Audio
    1. Understanding sound
      1. Sound waves
      2. Waveform measurements
        1. Amplitude
        2. Cycle
        3. Frequency
        4. Phase
        5. Wavelength
      3. How sound waves interact
    2. Digitizing audio
      1. Comparing analog and digital audio
        1. Analog audio: positive and negative voltage
        2. Digital audio: zeroes and ones
      2. Sample rate
      3. Bit depth
      4. Audio file contents and size
      5. How Soundbooth digitizes audio
  6. 3. Navigating the Workspace
    1. Getting started
    2. Exploring the user interface
      1. Opening files
      2. Browsing for files
      3. Opening files from within Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects
      4. Using drag and drop to open files
      5. Using the Files panel
      6. Getting to know the Editor panel
      7. Adjusting the rulers
      8. Selecting channel view options
      9. Revealing the spectral frequency display
      10. Adjusting the spectral frequency display
      11. The Editor panel when using the AutoComposer
      12. Positioning the current-time indicator
      13. Playing selections
      14. Zooming in and out
    3. Customizing the user interface
      1. Selecting predefined workspaces
      2. Resizing panel groups
      3. Closing and opening panels
      4. Opening panels in floating windows
      5. Docking panels
      6. Grouping panels
      7. Saving customized workspaces
    4. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  7. 4. Repairing and Adjusting Audio Clips
    1. Getting started
    2. Noise reduction
      1. Removing clicks and pops
      2. Creating a noise print
      3. Removing noise
    3. Sound removal
      1. Removing unwanted sound in the spectral frequency display
      2. Using the Undo command and the History panel
      3. Visual healing
    4. Basic editing
      1. Trimming
      2. Inserting silence
      3. Applying a default fade in and fade out
      4. Changing the fade duration and type
      5. Changing the default fade type
      6. Adjusting volume
    5. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  8. 5. Editing and Enhancing Voiceover Recordings
    1. Getting started
    2. Recording from a microphone
      1. Adjusting the sound card’s recording levels
      2. Recording a new file
      3. Identifying words in a voice recording
      4. Cutting and pasting within a voice recording
      5. Changing pitch and timing
      6. Applying the Vocal Enhancer effect
      7. Mastering and advanced mastering
      8. Sibilants revisited
      9. Using effects rack presets
    3. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  9. 6. Creating Background Music
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating scores with the AutoComposer
      1. Choose a score template and add a video clip for reference
      2. Modifying the length of the AutoComposer score
      3. Customizing the overall character of the AutoComposer score
      4. Animate scores with keyframes
    3. Creating loops
      1. Determine the length of a loop
      2. Experience the Auto-Smooth Loop Point option
    4. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  10. 7. Exploring Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Applying a standard effect
      1. Previewing an effect
      2. Fine-tuning a standard effect
      3. Removing an effect
      4. Applying effects
    3. Customizing an advanced effect
      1. Previewing an advanced effect
      2. Saving a customized effect
      3. Deleting an effect preset
    4. Working with rack presets
      1. Customizing a rack preset
      2. Deleting a rack preset
    5. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  11. 8. Working with Markers
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with markers
      1. Setting, repositioning, and deleting a marker
      2. Navigating with markers
    3. Defining marker data for reuse
      1. Editing marker data
      2. Importing marker data into Soundbooth
    4. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  12. 9. Importing, Exporting, and Round-trip Editing
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing files
    3. Exporting Soundbooth score documents
      1. Using export settings presets
    4. Exporting audio and video files
      1. Exporting channels to mono files
    5. Round-trip editing
    6. Review
      1. Review questions
      2. Review answers
  13. Production Notes
    1. Team credits
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Project Credits

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Soundbooth CS3 Classroom in a Book for Windows and Mac OS
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: August 2007
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780321499776