Whether finishing in the NLE or just for approvals, every edit needs some amount of audio mixing. You’re doing it whether you pay any attention to it or not. So how do you approach a mix?
Step 1: Level it out
Step 2: Discover Track-based plugins
Step 3: Learn a few specifics about EQ and compression
This quick tutorial covers a great deal of ground in a fly-by approach, from how to level out your program and an intro on metering to track-based plugins including EQ and compression. I even touch on the benefits of submixing. For more on metering, check out my article on AOTG.com