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PC Audio Editing with Adobe Audition 2.0 by Roger Derry

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9

Audio design

9.1 Dangers

Audio editors come with a multitude of ‘toys’ that you may never need – until that day when they rescue you from certain disaster!

Remember that, just because a toy is available, you do not HAVE to use it. There is no substitute for clear, interesting, relevant speech or good music, well performed. With documentary, have faith in the power of the spoken word. One of the more depressing of my activities as a studio manager was working with producers who did not. They would ruin exciting speech by blurring it with reverberation or obscuring it with sound effects.

All the facilities available allow you, very easily, to ruin recordings. Audio and music technology is full of controls that, set in one direction, do nothing ...

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