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The Evolution of Audio Post Production

Hilary Wyatt

An Overview

The term audio post production refers to that part of the production process which deals with the tracklaying, mixing and mastering of a soundtrack. Whilst the complexity of the finished soundtrack will vary, depending on the type of production, the aims of the audio post production process are:

  • To enhance the storyline or narrative flow by establishing mood, time, location or period through the use of dialogue, music and sound effects.
  • To add pace, excitement and impact using the full dynamic range available within the viewing medium.
  • To complete the illusion of reality and perspective through the use of sound effects and the recreation of natural acoustics in the mix, using ...

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