Found Sounds, Foley and ADR
As found in most modern dictionaries of our time, post production refers to the tasks that must be completed or executed after the filming or shooting ends. This includes tasks such as working with ADR or voice over, recording special effects using Foley techniques, or going out into the world and recording high quality sounds that are layered into the sound track. It can also include sound editing, mixing and mastering of the sound track.
Post production also goes beyond the film industry. Audio books, games, and social media also need post production before a product can be released to the public. It doesn’t stop there! Anything you can think of that includes sound, that needs fine tuning before a public release can benefit from post production.
Editing, Mixing and Mastering
After you have completed your project, you will need to create the best takes, edit your sounds by applying fades, crossfades or automation. Working in Pro Tools, Audition or Ableton, we can refine your project and get it ready for the mixing phase.
Mixing involves bringing all your sound layers together into one final stereo track. You are basically working with everything that has been recorded. Some things that can happen during mixing is applying effects, adjusting faders, and dynamic processing. The finished product should sound like nothing is missing musically. It is therefore ready for the final polish of mastering.
Mastering is the final touch and can be subjective depending on personal feelings or opinions about the project. Regardless, the same approach to mastering is almost always the same. At this stage, there is always some additional processing. This can include some stereo enhancements or adjusting the space through reverberation. It also means that if an album is being mastered, there is consistency from song to song with similar volumes and sense of cohesiveness.
No matter what stage of post-production you are at, Stark Audio Productions can assist you.
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