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Have you ever wondered what the GBs of audio files you installed with Final Cut Pro can do for you? Soundtrack Pro is an excellent music arrangement tool that can be used for temping tracks and also creating full scores for your project. It may not be the same as hiring a composer, but for the price and flexibility, and this video tutorial, you may find just what you are looking for!



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Re: Music in Soundtrack Pro
by Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Hi Sam,

I hope all is well with you and you're still checking this "comment" section. Thanks to your book, I've gotten quite comfortable with STP-3. I have a workflow question: I am building Music & FX tracks for an hour-long project (no music budget!) which is going through picture changes. Conforming nested picture sequences just doesn't work. So I'm planning to split the timeline and assemble the For-Approval Screeners in FCP. Is there a way to copy all of the music tracks at once from one STP Multitrack Project to another? Or should I "Save As" to create a new STP Project and import into it a QT of the updated video and Dialog tracks exported from FCP?

Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Los Angeles, USA
htp://home.earthlink.net/~hartfilms
Re: Music in Soundtrack Pro
by Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
P.S. According to Larry Jordan,STP can use only 4GB of RAM http://www.larryjordan.biz/problems-with-soundtrack-pro-2/
The resulting slowdown seems to be a common problem. I'm trying various workaraounds but haven't found a good workflow yet.

Still haven't found anything on the symbols.

Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Los Angeles, USA
htp://home.earthlink.net/~hartfilms
@Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
by Sam McGuire
I'm traveling for the holidays right now. Sorry for the slow reply. Yes, 4 GBs of RAM is it for STP because it was never made 64-bit before apple discontinued development. In many ways you'd be better off switching to a different program like audition or logic, but I do see a lot of value in the bundled sounds of STP. I kept all of those files when I switched.

The symbols next to the loops are essentially useless. Let me dig up the specific things they mean.
@Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
by Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Thanks Sam for taking the time! As you mentioned in either your book or your blogpost, the situation improves after everything is loaded. No rush with the symbols--just curious.

Happy Holidays and good wishes for 2014 to everyone!

Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Los Angeles, USA
htp://home.earthlink.net/~hartfilms
Re: Music in Soundtrack Pro
by Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
I was inspired by the tute to get your book Video Editor's Guide to ST Pro. I was hoping for a more complete demo on the DVD including the Orchestral loops that you talk about in the Tute. Questions:

1. What's the meaning of the symbols in the Hint column of the Loops Search result?
2. How much RAM do I need to add music to Multitrack projects (Audio & Video)? My 2008 Mac Pro with 6GB RAM & RAIDed internal media drives is fine with FCP but having a hard time with STP. I tried moving the loops to an external RAIDed Firewire drive, but no improvement. Any tips would be much appreciated.

BTW, you helped me figure out the cellphone issue. Thanks for that, too!

Jayasri (Joyce) Hart
Los Angeles, USA
htp://home.earthlink.net/~hartfilms
Re: Music in Soundtrack Pro
by Sam McGuire
Not free but:

http://www.vtc.com/products/QuickStart!-Apple-Soundtrack-Pro-3.htm
Soundtrack pro 5.1 surround sound outputting
by Stephen Salvati
Hi Sam,

I totally enjoyed watching your tutorials here. Very beneficial and highly useful. Many thanks!

I wonder if you have or recommend any tutorials regarding Soundtrack pro 5.1 surround sound outputting?

Cheers,

Stephen

Stephen Salvati
Re: Music in Soundtrack Pro
by Lawrence Eaton
Sam, I've just finished watching this Music in SoundtrackPro and all I can say is, "WOW!" the potential..... Thank you

Lawrence
Re: Music in Soundtrack Pro
by Michael Locke
Sam, great walk through; lots of stuff to play with from this. Sound, being at least half the presentation, makes or breaks the video. Matching the emotion of the video, with the audio, to touch the audience and tell your story. That's the goal...ML
Re: Music in Soundtrack Pro
by John Carr
Sam, thanks for making the tutorial.

However, I ran into a problem. I don't see all that you saw in the video. I have Soundtrack Pro 3.0.1 Academic. When you clicked on Search, Music Beds, Orchestra, you had 2092 items. When I did the same thing, I only had 171 items.

Does the academic version not have all of the files that the standard version has. Or am I missing something?

I do like my music my way and it would be extremely helpful to have the music beds divided up into the various instruments. The I could either not use certain instruments or lower the volume on certain instruments.

Thanks for any help you can provide,
John Carr in Dallas, Texas
@John Carr
by Sam McGuire
I have the Apple Orchestral Jam Pack installed which has more. I'm not sure if the academic version comes with less content but if you are doing any kind of work with music I recommend buying the Jam Pack. It's only $99 or you could buy Logic which has it included.
Re: Music in Soundtrack Pro
by Alex Damon
This is great, thank you! I would love to learn more about music production. Right now I'm pretty much limited to using AudioJungle.

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