It’s possible you bought this book because you’re trying to solve an immediate problem. Think of this chapter as Frequently Asked Questions, addressing the most common concerns in postproduction sound. Be aware that many sound problems can’t be resolved in a couple of sentences; all I can do with those is tell you where in this book you’ll find the answer. A few can’t be resolved at all, and I’ll suggest workarounds.

Use this chapter to solve the immediate problem. But don’t forget to read the rest of the book. It’ll teach you the techniques professionals use to improve marginal sounds, and to make well-recorded ones jump out of the speakers. ...

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