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Working with music for picture can often be a difficult feat. In my opinion, Logic makes it pretty straightforward. The video accompanying this post walks through the basics of importing movies into Logic and the basic project settings and formatting to watch out for!   Here's a quick "Logic Video" checklist you can keep handy to keep everything in…
  • Logic Pro X, film scoring, Film, Movie, Video, Soundtrack
  • May 23rd, 2022
Tutorial Created by Althea Steynberg, Edited by Michael J. MacDonald  Step 1 To start, add an instrument track and load an instrument. If not already, connect your MIDI keyboard to your computer.  On your Instrument track that you just added, set the track time base to Linear, indicated by the Clock icon on your track.  Step 2 On…
  • May 20th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner.  In this video, Althea shows us the how-to export video right from Cubase! This feature is available in Cubase version 10.5 and later. Follow along with this outline: First, be sure that under the Transport menu you have “video follows edit more” checked off so that your video will follow its markers.…
  • Cubase, Video, Movie, film scoring, Sync, Picture, Export, Exporting
  • May 19th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner.   In the video below, Althea walks us through creating Syncpoint Markers in Cubase. Follow along with this outline: Open markers tab using COMMAND + M Change the marker track to musical timebase (button with a quarter note on the marker track header). Turn off snap to grid Select the pencil…
  • Cubase, Marker, Track, film scoring, Video, Movie, Timebase, Timecode, SMPTE, Syncpoint, Sync, Picture
  • May 19th, 2022
by Blair Pershyn Did you know you could import a movie into GarageBand and score to it? It is in fact possible to bring in a movie, add music to it and export out a new movie clip with your audio in it. In the video below, we go over the features for film scoring in a GarageBand class.      
  • GarageBand, Film Scoring, Film, Synchronization, Sync to Picture
  • April 14th, 2022
by Blair Pershyn In this class video, we look at synchronizing film and audio in Logic as well as working with markers and tempo.     *Towards the end of the class, there were some technical issues with calculating a tempo curve. Below is a follow up video going over that topic more clearly.    
  • Logic, Film Scoring, Film, Synchronization, Sync to Picture
  • April 14th, 2022
The Tempo Track Editor provides an overview of the project tempo settings & you can edit tempo events here. Open the Tempo Track Editor,  Project > Tempo Track, or press Ctrl/Cmd-T The Tempo Track Editor is divided into several sections: Tempo scale Shows the tempo scale in BPM. Toolbar It contains tools for selecting, adding, and changing…
  • Cubase, Tempo, Track, Editing
  • April 14th, 2022
Video by Aletta Steynberg. Outlined by Maya Wagner. When working with video in Cubase, you may need to adjust the frame rate of your project or the SMPTE timecode value at the project start.  Consistent Frame Rate To match the frame rate of your project to that of your imported video go to Project > Project Setup and adjust the frame rate of the…
  • Cubase, Video, Sync, Movie, Picture, film scoring, Scoring, Film
  • April 14th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner. In this post, Althea shares how to route audio to a "mix" track and how to bounce from there using Cubase. This is useful for scoring video and exporting music without the movie's audio.  Follow along with this outline: With instruments loaded, head to the mixing console and select all tracks but…
  • Cubase, Mix, Bounce, Export, Track, Group, Routing, Audio, film scoring, Video, Movie
  • April 14th, 2022
by Javi Lloret   SESSION SETUP - DASHBOARD When you open Pro Tools the Dashboard will show up, and while most people might skip this step, it’s crucial to check the settings you are choosing for the current session, especially when working with video. The first thing we have to watch out for is the Sample Rate. For video scoring, most of the time…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner. In this video, we go over the basics of importing and exporting tempo tracks/tempo maps into Cubase! Follow along with these menu locations in mind: Exporting Tempo Map File > Export > Tempo Track Importing Tempo Map File > Import > Tempo Track
  • Cubase, Import, Export, Tempo, Track, Map, Tempo Map, film scoring
  • April 14th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner. Film scoring professionals often recieve stereo audio files with sound effects and time tracks panned to opposite sides. This allows scoreres to easily isolate sound effects and time tracks! Follow along in this outline: Select the track you want to convert Got to Project > Split Multi-Channel to Mono…
  • Cubase, Stereo, Mono, Pan, film scoring, Sync to Picture, Video, Movie
  • April 14th, 2022