Adobe Audition 2021 for VO, Pro Tips for Power Users

This webinar is intended for any voice actor that wants to go deeper into the features and customization of Adobe Audition. George will cover topics specific to the needs of voice actors or anyone recording spoken word.

Prerequisites:

  • Audition user experience or Audition for VO Primer Webinar

  • Windows 10

  • Mac OS High Sierra or higher

  • Audio interface

  • Microphone (or USB mic)

  • Headphones

Agenda:

  • Special guest Dan Lenard will be along for the 2nd half to share his power user tips and help George answer questions.

AGENDA:

  • Using Audition in “Rosetta mode” on Mac M1 for plugin compatibility

  • Custom Workspaces for productive editing

  • Creating favorites that save more time

  • Batch processing

  • Handy keyboard shortcuts

  • Working in Multi-track, basics

  • The power of Audition plugins

  • Spectral view magic

  • 30 mins of Q n A

Adobe Audition Primer with Durin Gleaves-2021

George hasn’t created an Adobe Audition webinar or tutorial in years. Finally, it’s time to get up to speed with Adobe Audition in 2021. If you’ve used Audacity for years (or TwistedWave) and keep hearing about Audition, but are concerned about the learning curve, THIS webinar is FOR YOU!

While much hasn’t changed about the user interface in many years (one of the many beauties of Audition), there are MANY killer features that have surfaced in the last few years that we’ll cover, along with the “getting started” basics.

This webinar is intended for any voice actor who would like to start using Audition with little to no experience with Adobe Audition or any Adobe products. George will cover topics specific to the needs of voice actors or anyone recording spoken work. This webinar does not cover multi-track recording production techniques for music, podcasts or video post (but those are to come!)

Prerequisites:

  • Windows 10

  • Mac OS High Sierra or higher

  • Audio interface

  • Microphone (or USB mic)

  • Headphones

Agenda:

The first few items are co-presented by Durin Gleaves of Adobe!

  • Introduction to Adobe’s Creative Cloud

  • Getting a demo or purchasing Adobe Audition

  • Installing Audition

  • What’s new in Audition 2021

  • Using Audition in “Rosetta mode” on Mac M1

  • Configuring your audio hardware

  • Other helpful settings in the Preferences section

  • Learning the user interface

  • Workspaces

  • Waveform editor

  • Multitrack editor (what’s this for?)

  • Handy keyboard shortcuts

  • Recording settings

  • Recording audio and setting levels with the meter

  • Basic editing tools

  • Mix Paste with room tone, editors secret weapon

  • Effects Rack

  • File formats for saving, MP3 settings

  • up to 30 mins of Q n A

An AMA with Waves’ Michael Pearson-Adams

AMA means “Ask Me Anything”, and we mean just that when George welcomes Michael Pearson-Adams (known widely as MPA) into the Zoom for a 1 hour chat. Come one, come all!

MPA knows the ins and outs of every single Waves audio processing plugin, and knows his way around a world-class recording studio, as well as how to help the beginner make the best use of their tools.

Presonus Revelator | io24, 2022- Firmware 1.21

GTT Training- Presonus Revelator io24,for the latest firmware as of August 2022.

I walk you through everything, from the hardware to the Universal Control software.

Fat channel, the Multi-device drivers, Stream Mixes, understanding the headphones and monitors, it’s all here. If you need to record yourself, or someone else, and do it while in a Zoom meeting, this will show you the entire process.

Practical Personal Studios

Practical, Personal Studios for Voice Actors with George The Tech. George cuts through the Facebook noise and lays down the keys to successful home voiceover recordings.

You’ll learn about:

  • Acoustics
  • Booth design
  • Mic placement
  • Mic choice
  • PC choice
  • Audio Interfaces
  • Accessories
  • Software
  • Processing Auditions

Intro to Podcast Production 2023

Have you been wondering what techniques you’re missing out on that would save you time, improve your finished production, and save your sanity? 

Get started recording your first audio podcast using affordable gear and software, with the option to add video. George will share the latest tools and techniques that can revolutionize your workflow and make you more productive in the studio than ever before! 

Topics to be covered in this don’t miss event include:

  • Podcasts are audio and video, but maybe not how you think

  • Camera: You can use a smartphone, webcam, or external camera.

  • Microphone: A good microphone is essential for capturing clear audio.

  • Lighting: Good lighting will help you look your best on camera.

  • Acoustics: Treat your recording space to reduce echo and background noise.

  • Accessories: Ergonomics and stable mounting of lights, camera, mic 

  • Remote interviews: Best way to capture your guest

  • Software: The right app will streamline production

  • Editing: AI transcription saves time and helps with a professional result

  • Exporting: How to get the right levels, LUFS to sound competitive

  • Distribution: Getting your Podcast “out there” on as many platforms possible

  • Promotion: Using Social Media to spread the word about your show

Next Level VO Production & Recording Techniques for 2023

Have been wondering what techniques you’re missing out on that would save you time, improve your finished production, and MAKE MORE MONEY??

George will share you the tools that can revolutionize your workflow and make you more productive in the studio than ever before. 

Products to be covered in this don’t miss event include:

  • Waves Clarity VX

  • TwistedWave Speech Recognition

  • Descript

  • Audio processing plugins 

  • iZOTOPE RX Rebalance 

  • Audacity, Audition, or Reaper? 

  • Collaboration tools

* Understanding Chains and Batches

* 30 mins for your questions

Prerequisites:

* iZOTOPE RX8, RX9, or RX Pro Standard (Elements and older versions won’t have every feature we cover in this webinar)

* Windows 10/11

* Mac OS High Sierra or higher

* Audio interface

* Microphone (or USB mic)

* Headphones

* Acoustically tuned recording environment (iZotope can’t fix bad acoustics)

Izotope RX Standard | Beginner’s Guide for VO

This presentation is intended for any voice actor that wants to go get a detailed overview of the features and customization of iZOTOPE RX Standard Editor and Plugins. George Whittam will cover topics specific to the needs of voice actors or anyone recording spoken word.

Agenda:

George will be training you on the following:

* Installing RX Editor and the plugins into your DAW

* A tour of the Editor

* A tour of the plugins

* Spectral view overview

* George’s favorite plugins for VO

* Suggested settings and how to tune them

* Understanding Chains and Batches

* 30 mins for your questions

Prerequisites:

* iZOTOPE RX8, RX9, or RX Pro Standard (Elements and older versions won’t have every feature we cover in this webinar)

* Windows 10/11

* Mac OS High Sierra or higher

* Audio interface

* Microphone (or USB mic)

* Headphones

* Acoustically tuned recording environment (iZotope can’t fix bad acoustics)

Voiceover Recording Basics | Basic Recording and Editing Techniques

Learn from George Whittam how to start recording and editing your voiceover. The software used in the training is George’s preference for voice actors, TwistedWave. The techniques will apply to any basic editing software, such as Adobe Audition Waveform mode or Audacity. Covered in this 45 min video are the following concepts: 

  • Setting your input and output devices correctly.

  • Setting your gain or microphone recording levels.

  • Recording in 24 bit-48 kHz, and a single mono channel.

  • Trimming the heads and tails of your recording.

  • Using markers to isolate and edit specific ranges of audio.

  • Editing to preserve breaths to avoid sounding unnatural.

  • Editing a mouth noise. 

  • Room tone pasting for seamless edits. 

  • Normalizing the file before delivering it.

  • Save your raw audio files in WAV or MP3 format. 

  • Processing audio guidelines for auditions.

Reaper for Voiceover | Advanced with Steven Gonzales

We’re welcoming master of Reaper Steven Gonzales to teach this two part webinar with GTT!

This Advanced class is for voice actors and audio producers who are comfortable with Reaper but want to learn more ways to streamline production and make use of FX processing.

Steven Gonzales has been a professional audio engineer since 1987 and a voice talent specializing in e-Learning since 2005. He started VO audio engineering in 2007. His first digital audio workstation (DAW) was Cool Edit… all versions! He has also used such DAW’s as Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, TwistedWave, Audacity, Soundforge, and others.

During his time as a Mardi Gras Ball DJ, Steven used WinAmp. In 2006, the creators of WinAmp, now known as Cockos, launched their own DAW, REAPER, which he discovered about ten years ago and decided to give it a try. He never looked back. Steven continues to use REAPER as his go-to DAW. He has used his experience and research to help others either launch their VO career using REAPER or to assist established voice talent in migrating to it.

Learn more about Steve Gonzales

Website: https://stevengonzalesvo.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevengonzalesvo

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevengonzalesvo/

Topics covered in Advanced Webinar:

  • File Organization while using REAPER

  • Building and Using Various Templates

  • Multi-Track Projects

  • Markers and Regions

  • Folder Tracks

  • Setting up Effective FX Chains

  • Custom Actions

  • Eliminating Breaths… or at least Mitigating Them

  • Razor Editing

  • Controllers (like the Contour Design ShuttlePro v2)

  • Using fades/crossfades effectively

  • Tastefully using time stretching

  • Rendering Different Sound Files at the Same Time