There is such a program for editing Davinci Resolve — here you can not only edit your videos, but also professionally work with color correction and, of course, with sound.
Fairlight Audio is the same Davinci audio section, one of the most popular and well-known on the software market. Today we are going to take a look at some of its main tools and features.
Popular Fairlight Features:
- audio editor;
- editing audio on the timeline;
— adjustment of the sound level;
- multi-track mixing;
- compressor, reverb, equalizer, noise reduction;
- channel mixer;
- library of sound effects;
— dubbing and dubbing (ADR);
- hundreds of professional tools and much more.
The Davinci Resolve window is open and you have finished editing your video and color grading. Now you’re ready to dive into audio post-production and mastering — just click the music icon on the bottom bar to launch Fairlight.
Now that you’re in the Fairlight panel, you can access all of the mixers and effects found in a typical digital audio station. It’s a fast and efficient audio tool because you have access to all the faders.
All your audio tracks are displayed here. They take up most of the screen area. The video being edited still appears in the upper right corner of the window, but the focus is on the audio.
Even if you’re new to Fairlight or audio post-production in general, most of the features can be found intuitively.
The parts in the photo circled in red are some of the most important sections to understand and which you will be mainly working on. While there are many features, we will focus on the most useful ones.
The mixer panel is located in the upper right corner. You can use the mixer to balance audio levels, apply effects, EQ, compressors, limiters, panning, and more. There is also an Order option that allows you to choose the processing method, whether it be dialogue, atmosphere, sound effects, etc.
You’ll also find Meters here, where you can track levels and LUF (loudness scale) values throughout the timeline.
The Metadata section displays all the information associated with each audio file in your project.
The Inspector Panel provides quick access to several of the most commonly used effects and tools.
There are two sliders directly below the video window. One adjusts the height of your audio tracks in the timeline and the other adjusts their scale. If you need to work on a specific section of the audio track, these are very handy tools to get close to it.
When you master the basic functions, you can customize the hotkeys for yourself.
In the middle you’ll see a timeline and icons like the Selection tool and the Range selection tool that let you select a specific part of your clip.
You also have a Razor tool for splitting a clip, and a Snap tool for matching audio on other tracks.
You’ll also find Markers for marking areas that need work. They will help you be more organized and efficient in a short amount of time.
The first thing you need to do is tag your tracks accordingly. Your tracks will be named as Audio 1, Audio 2 and so on. Double-click a title and then right-click a track to change the color, title, and color code of each track. You can also group track types by color for easier browsing and group them into categories.
Each track has a number of letter designations listed under the track name.
R — record, that is, a record. If you need to record your voice, press R on a new track and make sure you have a microphone or appropriate device connected to your laptop or computer.
The letter S means that only the track that you marked with this letter will play.
M — mute, turn off an individual track / tracks. Everything will play, except for tracks marked with the letter M.
When you’re ready to start trimming the audio, hover over the end of the clip and drag left/right to shorten or lengthen.
Each audio clip has a small icon on the side that points down. Here you adjust the attenuation of the sound, as well as the attenuation angle.
A tiny white line running horizontally across each audio channel is used to change the volume and also allows you to set key points for more detailed attenuation, levels, etc.
If you need to go even deeper into cleaning or restoring audio, you can connect an external editor such as Izotope RX to Fairlight and right-click on a track to select it.
The same can be done with any other external plugins. When you connect them, you can use them with the built-in set of Fairlight plugins.
This is just a summary of some of the Fairlight features. There are many tools at your disposal that allow you to do almost anything with your audio.
If you’re currently using Resolve only for video editing and color grading, and now you’re thinking about working in more detail with audio, just stay in one program. Take full advantage of what Fairlight Audio has to offer.