Post Production Audio

Streamworks Audio wrote on 5/12/2016, 12:13 PM
Hi folks,

I was thinking of workflow... and I was curious to see how others here work with audio that has been mixed in post-production with a program such as Pro Tools or Nuendo.

Do you guys use an encoder that allows you to select a separate video and audio files that muxes the resulting streams? Or do you take the mixdown file and drop it on to a new track in the video's project (then, of course, mute all other tracks)?



vtxrocketeer wrote on 5/12/2016, 3:38 PM
If I understand your scenario correctly, I used the second route you mention. Once I multitracked a concert and handed the tracks to an audio house for mixing and mastering, and received from them a stereo wav file.

Meanwhile, I edited the video with, of course, the camera's audio track. I dropped the mastered audio onto a new track, muted the camera audio track, and rendered out. Pretty easy.
Byron K wrote on 5/12/2016, 4:09 PM
I use a couple of portable Tascam DR40 4ch recorders w/ xlr mic inputs and a Roland R9 all set @ 24bit 48K.

First, I do the audio mix w/ audio from only the recorders in Cubase first then import the final mix into Vegas 12 Pro and sync the multi camera videos to the mixed (now master) audio track using Plural Eyes.

Just so happens a friend was asking what Cubase looked like on the mix and I happen to have made a screen capture of Cubase 8.5.15 overlay the band playing. You can fwd to about 3:30 to see me toggling thru the track EQ settings.

The effects on the far right are compressors and the effect at about the 9:00 is a de-esser.

Nuendo and Cubase are both Steinberg products so whether you use Pro Tools or Nuendo or Cubase you will get great results.

This was one of my first gigs using this setup:
2 - Tascam DR40 internal mics 1 for bass and 2nd recorder for BD.
2 - C1000 mics for drum overheads
1 - Roland R9 front

I'm still tweaking the mix so it's a little rough but much better than audio just from the camera mics. The video was not very good because it was a very dark venue. I usually have more cameras but I was mainly concerned w/ the audio this time.

Btw, If I need to mix audio from the cameras, I just do it in Vegas, which is great for audio too.
Streamworks Audio wrote on 5/12/2016, 9:44 PM
Thanks for the reply guys.

I am thinking that bringing the final mixdown and placing it on a new track in the project would be the best option.

I would be using Nuendo. We (at Streamworks Audio) do a lot of the videos for Steinberg (that they use on their product pages), as well as other tutorials on various Steinberg products (shameless plug

Geoff_Wood wrote on 5/16/2016, 5:56 PM
Of course unless audio just isn't your thing, there is little (nothing except MIDI ?) that you can do in SlowTools etc that you can't do just as well (and probably more easily) in Vegas itself.

Of course if the audio is necessarily being handled elsewhere or by somebody whose needs or wants to use the other application, then it does need to be flown out and re-inserted.

musicvid10 wrote on 5/16/2016, 9:44 PM
You are asking whether to use the sum of the tracks, or a mixdown as your audio master, if I read correctly.
I have used both, with projects with 30+ recorded audio tracks, and for reasons other than the output, if you get it.

I am saying simply that the workflow dictates the choice to render a new master mix, rather than the end results, which are essentially identical.