Mixing music and talk
November 21, 2010 5:43 AM Subscribe
Does anyone know of any online resources dealing with mixing music for a narrated audio documentary?
posted by brynnwood to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for some basics. How to handle a musical bridge or bed seems like it should be intuitive but it's not working out that way for me. I choose music, spend hours or days on placing it, editing it relative to the other tracks, to no good effect. I've searched transom.org without finding what I'm looking for.
One questions is how to choose the right section of a piece of music for the situation at hand. It seems a needle in a haystack to find the right bars in a piece that match up with the rhythm of the speaker, mood, and almost as important, the time you have to use this in--usually 30 seconds or so. All this without the listener being too aware the music is there or that it's ended when it does.
Since I may never come across just those bars, I guess I need some help with how to handle a piece of music that mood-wise is perfect, editing it down to a small sample in a way that doesn't show the seams?
I'm using PT. Thanks much!