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Media Composer® 6: Part 2—Effects Essentials by Greg Staten

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Using AudioSuite Plug-ins

Now that you understand what AudioSuite is and some of the more essential plug-ins, let’s put a couple of the most popular ones into action. The Compressor/Limiter Dyn 3 plug-in automatically adjusts the audio signals that exceed a specific threshold in order to smooth out volume changes. A classic example of when to use a compressor/limiter is an interview on camera with the person wearing a lavalier microphone. Every time the interviewee looks down, the volume increases because his mouth moves closer to the microphone. In our sequence, the compressor/limiter can help with the more subtle variations in the narration.

To use the Compressor/Limiter Dyn 3 plug-in:

1. Place the position indicator at the start of the sequence ...

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