6 Ways To Use Neutron 3 In Post Production Workflows | Production Expert

6 Ways To Use Neutron 3 In Post Production Workflows | Production Expert

In this article, iZotope contributor Nick Messitte demonstrates how Neutron can be an excellent companion during the post-production process when mixing sound for film, television, and other viewable media. The tools in Neutron are designed so that they can be transparent in timbre, which is perfect for post-production. Let’s dive right into it and show off six tips for using Neutron 3 for post-production.

The first three caught my eye. Need to get this article open while doing my critical listens this week…

Unlock SMPTE Position ⌘⇞ — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Unlock SMPTE Position    ⌘⇞

Command-PageUp. If you hover your pointer over the “Key” field the translation of the symbols will appear below the pointer. That’s how I finally can figure out all the weird symbols.

At some point I’m going to be working on audio for a video. It will be good to have these commands “nearby” to help me along.

Protect the position of events in Logic Pro — Apple Support

There are situations when you want to prevent certain events from being moved. For example, several note events may be used to trigger footstep samples that match an actor walking down a corridor in a movie soundtrack.

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Move Movie Region (and SMPTE Position) to Project Start
Move Movie Region (and SMPTE Position) to Playhead

- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Unlock SMPTE Position ⌘⇞
Lock SMPTE Position ⌘⇟
Lock/Unlock SMPTE Position ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦

Toggle Level of Bus Channel Strips — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Level of Bus Channel Strips

Exactly what it says — toggle the level of a Bus Channel Strip.

bus channel strip A type of channel strip in the Environment Mixer layer included for backward compatibility with projects created in older versions of Logic. Aux channel strips perform the functions that the bus channel strips performed in earlier versions of the application.

The buses (all 256 of them) are simply there. Always ready. Always on. Why would I want to toggle the levels?

Set channel strip volume levels — Logic Pro X Help

You can set the volume level of each channel strip independently, balancing the relative volume of the tracks in your project. You can also quickly switch between two different volume levels on a channel strip.

You can’t even see bus channel strips in the mixer…they don’t exist. BUT…If I open the MIDI Environment and create a new Bus Channel Strip, poof, there it is. In the Environment. So? Let’s change its channel number to ‘Bus 16’.

If I add a send to ‘Bus 16’ on one of my existing channels the bus channel strip shows up in the mixer. I can do things to the bus channel which will affect the signal that reaches the AUX channel where my reverb (or whatever) is.

What is it good for? I can imagine using the Bus Channel Strip like a VCA for all of the sends. Change the level of input without having to adjust all of the many channels that might be sending, and without changing the output level of the AUX.

At the minimum I may be able to help my friend Phil get over his need for buses to be the channel strips. Hard to reconcile that buses are simply cables. In reality, they can be far more…let me ponder the error of my ways…

Page Setup… — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Page Setup…

Opens a short version of page setup parameter — choose the printer, paper.

When the Print command is issued a dialog box comes up with all of the settings from “Page Setup” as well as the details for the print job.

The only thing that gets printed is a Score.

Share the completed score — Logic Pro X Help

When you’re ready, you can print the score, save it as a PDF file, or export as an image using the Camera tool. The last method is most helpful if you want to export only a section of the score. Whichever method you choose, the printed score is identical to the Score Editor’s Page view display, except for the following items that are visible onscreen, but not printed: