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Bias Peak Pro 5 Tutorial

Bias Peak Pro is the industry standard for stereo audio editing, processing, and mastering on the Macintosh. From serious sound design for film, video, or multimedia, to rapid-fire broadcast editing, to music production and mastering, Peak Pro does it all. Create unique dance loops and remixes. Optimize your audio for Podcasting and Internet streaming. Dust off that pile of vinyl records or analog tapes and convert them to CDs, ultra-portable AAC (MP4) or MP3 files, or just about any other audio file format on Earth. Craft soundtracks or fix audio problems for digital video. Maximize your music's sonic quality and then burn your final masters directly to CD with 100% Redbook compatibility. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. author / Musician and composer, Jonathan Segel of Camper Van Bethoven, teaches the intricacies of this powerful application. To begin learning Bias Peak Pro 5 today, simply click on one of the movie topics


About the Course
Peak is an Audio File Editor
Notes on Sample Rates
Notes on Bit Depth and Dithering
Notes on File Formats
Time Units/Other Options Menu
CoreAudio Setup

Basics of Peak

Nondestructive Editing
Requirements and Preferences
Opening and Importing Audio
Record Settings and Device Formats
Recording Audio and Quicktime Movies
Long Recordings and 2GB Size Limit
Save / Save As and Save a Copy As
File Format Conversion and MP3 Encoding

Windows and Toolbars

Audio Document Window
Blending / Marker Locks and Tools
Transport and Meters
Main Toolbar Shortcut Buttons pt. 1
Main Toolbar Shortcut Buttons pt. 2
Audio Info Window
Customization of Toolbars


Waveforms and Sizing
Auditioning / Scrubbing and Jog-Scrubbing
The Selection
Selection via Snap-to Grid Choices

Editing Essentials

Scratch Disks and Nondestructive Editing
Copying / Cutting and Pasting Audio
Replace / Insert / Insert Silence and Cropping
New Document From Selection
Fades and Crossfades
Mixing - Sound on Sound


Creating Loops
Loop Flags and Crossfade Loops
Loop Surfer
Loop Tuner
Loops into Regions
Guess Tempo
Set Tempo / Time Signatures and Keys

Digital Signal Processing

Peak Built-in DSP:Gain and Envelope
Other Amplitude Adjusting
Changing Pitch and Length
Converting Sample Rate
Reverse and Boomerang
Phase Vocoding
Harmonic Rotation and Convolution
Channel Manipulation
Rappify! Modulate!
Threshhold Strip Silence
Repair Clicks and Pops


Bias PlugIns
Organization of PlugIns and Inserts
The Vbox pt. 1
The Vbox pt. 2
Bouncing PlugIns and Latency
Recording Through PlugIns
Virtual Instruments - Playing
Virtual Instruments - Recording

Batch File Processing

Batch File Processing
Application of Processed Area
Save Changes and Log File
Librarian Tools and Database Auditioning


Creating a Playlist
Adding Regions
Events / Adding and Deleting
Graphical Playlist Interface
Nudge and Crossfade Auditioning
Timing and Synchronizing
Waveform Display and Crossfades
List View

CD Burning

Red Book Audio CD
CD-Text Metadata
Gaps and Pauses
Track Start Offset Indicator
Subcode data
Jam Images
Burn Options
Exporting DDP Filesets


SMDI Samplers and SCSI transfer
Making Multisamples
Sample Loops for Garageband

Quicktime Movies

Movie Soundtrack Editing
Movie Importing and Sizing

Course Wrap-up

Some Tips on Playlist Remixing
More on Remixing
Links to Peak Online
Author Movie

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