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Use the audio studio at The Workshop

Listening or editing (not recording)

1

Set up the audio interface

The audio interface is the first thing you should turn on. It routes the signals to the correct places.

1 Turn on audio interface using power switch on back of interface
2

Log onto the computer using the public login
Username: vculpub
Password: [no password, leave blank]

3 Launch the Focusrite Control software by click on the icon in the dock.

2

Turning on

1 Turn on the Genelec speakers and Genelec subwoofer (subwoofer is located on the floor to the left of the desk)
2 On computer, in Focusrite Control, adjust the faders for Outputs 1 & 2

Accessing Nexis

To access Nexis

Nexis is a cloud drive that can be accessed on the Video and Audio Studio computers, as well as the video and audio editing stations in the main space. Nexis has a huge storage space (10 TB) and will not be deleted on restart. It is also useful to work between computers.

You have to manually log-in using these steps:

1 Open Avid NEXIS Client Manager (type Avid into search bar)
2 Double-click VCU-Nexis under Systems
3 Log-in info: username: student / password: n/a (leave blank)
4 Double-click VCU-Nexis under Workspaces
5

To access to the folder:

Open Finder → Under Devices on left side,

LIB-JBC-B-AUDST → STUDENT [VCU-NEXIS]

  Note: Anything saved to the desktop or anywhere else on the computer (other than Saves Drive and STUDENT VCU-NEXIS) will be deleted on restart

Removing room tone in Adobe Audition

To remove room tone in Adobe Audition

If you pick up on a sound you want to remove, for example the pesky service elevator, use these steps in Audition to remove it

1 Double-click your track to open it solo track mode
2

In the Spectral Display of the waveform (colorful lower section), select a section that contains only room tone and is at least half a second long

Note: View Spectral Display by clicking reddish box beside “Multitrack” in top left corner

3 Right click on the selection and choose Capture Noise Print
4 Deselect (so the effect will apply to the whole recording)
5 Choose EffectsNoise Reduction/RestorationNoise Reduction Process
6

Settings:

Noise Reduction ~70%
Reduce by ~7 dB