Your audio journey – Part 16 – Building a template for commercials / imaging

In this episode of the audio journey we build our first multitrack session which you can use in Adobe Audition to speed up your workflow. In this episode we create a .sesx file which you can use to produce commercials, radio imaging, trailers etc.

We start by creating a bus to route all our voice tracks to and then work on creating the template. The voice bus has the default processing that will be applied to all the voice tracks routed to it. We start with a noise gate to eradicate any errant background noise, then a deesser to remove sibilance, the parametric equaliser to provide the high pass filter and eq the voice, then the speech volume leveller to bring all the voice tracks to a similar level. Optionally added also are studio reverb and a touch of mastering. A hard limiter is also added to ensure any tracks doubled up do not clip.

Each voice track is then set and routed to the voice bus. Effects in the individual voice tracks are processed by audition before the track is then processed by the bus. A roll off, chorus, flanger and on hold track are all added and routed to the bus.

Next we create the music tracks and buses. The music tracks are both routed to the music bus and the music bus then has dynamics processing added to create a side chained compressor so the music ducks in the response to the voice bus. To enable that we go to the voice bus and set the send for that track to side chain to dynamics processing on the music bus.

Finally we create a couple of Sound Effects track and route them to a Sound Effects Bus.

For the rest of this week you can download the .sesx file created in the video and use it and amend it as you see fit for your own use. Set the DeEsser and EQ for your own voice and then overwrite the template with your changes.

Right click here to download the template file.  Move it from your donwloads folder to your Audition session templates folder.