Transom Tools – Archive (121)

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Pro Tools: 3 Mixing Basics

January 21 2014

This is the third and final part of our Pro Tools Tutorial. Transom Tools Meister, Jeff Towne, covers basic mixing techniques, including track displays, volume automation, and grouped tracks.

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Pro Tools: 2 Editing Basics

January 2014

Transom Tools Pro, Jeff Towne, tackles the task of sound editing, in this second (of three) of our Pro Tool Tutorial series. Get ready to zoom, shift, and shuffle while learning the fundamentals of cutting digital audio.

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Pro Tools: 1 Overview

January 2014

Jeff Towne's new and improved guide to Pro Tools provides a full breakdown of this much-used (and loved and hated) audio application, focusing on all the stuff you need for radio storytelling. Jeff breaks down his primer into three parts: Overview, Editing, and Mixing.

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Tascam DR-60D

December 2013

Although the Tascam DR-60D is designed primarily as a digital audio recorder for video shoots, our Tools Editor, Jeff Towne, says it's a contender whether you're planning to do radio or video or both.

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Shout Out: Recording Guide

SHOUT OUT: A Kid's Guide to Recording Stories

October 2013

Katie Davis' Shout Out is geared towards kids but we think it's a useful guide for anyone looking for tips on how to get started telling stories with sound. It was first published in 2005. We've updated it, adding all sorts of useful examples and resources. Get recording.

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iPhone PCM Recorder

September 2013

A smartphone running the right app can be a pretty decent audio recorder. Rob Rosenthal, lead instructor of the Transom Story Workshop, likes the free Tascam PCM Recorder app for the iPhone, and gives an overview of how it works.

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The Basics

September 2013

Jay Allison's The Basics is a classic on how to get started recording. It was first published in the 1980s and has been updated several times since then, but the majority of the original advice still holds true. Read it and then head out into the world with a microphone.

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Lost and Found Files

August 2013

You finished the interview; it was great. You're ready to transcribe. But... the audio files are missing on your memory card. Or they won't open. Or they seem to have no data. PANIC! Relax, it may be okay. Jeff Towne tells you what to do.

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Story-Making Machines: Audioboo

August 2013

Next in our series of talks with Story-Making Machines makers is Cynthia Francis, US Managing Director of Audioboo, a social, sharing, sound storing and creation site.

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Story-Making Machines: Zeega

July 2013

Next up in our Story-Making machine series is Kara Oehler of Zeega, a "new form of interactive media, enabling anyone to express themselves by combining media from the cloud and sharing these creations with the world."

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