New Get In the Mix interactive audio exercise files

Published by | Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Get in the Mix downloadable exercise files in Foundations of Audio: EQ & Filers courseAs part of our focus on audio training expansion, the lynda.com audio segment is pleased to announce the release of a new type of interactive exercise file that brings the author directly inside your Digital Audio Workstation.

In all of our new Foundations of Audio courses, we are now including Get In The Mix interactive exercise files (affectionately called GITMs) that are available to all lynda.com members. GITMs are native, high-fidelity project files purpose-built for your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). The author uses instructional video and audio tracks to walk you through the session or project, referencing listening examples in the DAW timeline. The author shows you how to effectively use digital signal processing plugins such as compressors, EQs, and delays, by leveraging the DAW’s built-in mix automation capabilities. The result is that you can watch as the authors turn the knobs and tweak the settings of plugins in your DAW in real time. Simply download the relevant GITM .ZIP file from the lynda.com website (located in the exercise files tab on the course’s page), open up the 24-bit session file in your DAW, and press play to follow along with the instructor as they demonstrate how to master a variety of audio production techniques.

GITM files are currently available for Pro Tools and Logic Pro users, and we are looking into rolling out GITM files for additional DAWs in the near future. The GITM sessions are free to any lynda.com member and include, in addition to the author-led training, musical material at the end of each session/project file in the form of practice tracks that you can experiment with on your own.

In addition to the Get in the Mix sessions that all members have access to (about 6-10 GITMs per course), Premium members of the lynda.com Online Training Library® also have access to all of the raw audio example files (WAVs) that are used throughout the GITM-equipped course. These raw audio files include listening examples and real-world audio demonstrations that illustrate production concepts, and can be imported and played within any DAW.

For those who don’t want to use the Get In The Mix files within a DAW, just watch the Foundations of Audio course movies within the lynda.com course player like normal. The course movies designated “Get in the Mix” will automatically play the author’s tutorial demonstration, and you can still stop, start, and rewind as necessary (What’s the difference in a nut shell? GITM exercise files are interactive and play in your DAW; watching the course movies designated “Get in the Mix” in the standard lynda.com player just gives you the instruction—no DAW needed.)

Here’s an example of a Get in the Mix movie from chapter four of the Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processing GITM-equipped course:

Now—dig in, try them out, and let us know what you think of the new GITM files!

 

Interested in more?
• All audio courses on lynda.com
• All courses from Brian Lee White on lynda.com
• All Logic Pro courses on lynda.com
• All Pro Tools courses on lynda.com

Suggested courses to watch next:
Foundations of Audio: EQ and Filters
Foundations of Audio: Delay and Modulation
Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processing

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4 Responses to “New Get In the Mix interactive audio exercise files”

  1. smehrdad says:

    Where’s the GITM files for Logic in the Deley/Modulation course? Thanks.

    • Chelsea Adams, Managing Editor says:

      Hi smehrdad!

      You found the GITM Easter Egg! The Logic Pro GITM exercise files for the Foundations of Audio: Delay and Modulation course will be ready tomorrow (for anyone else who may be reading this, the Delay and Modulation Pro Tools files are posted and ready for download). Really sorry for the delay on that one, smehrdad. We will be sure to let you know as soon as the Logic files are uploaded.

  2. smehrdad says:

    Awesome, thanks! Been looking or it.

  3. Lee says:

    Hey Chelsea Adams, thanks for the Delay and Modulation course. Been looking for it for days.

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