Audio post production

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Audio post production is the general term for all stages of audio production relating to sound produced and synchronized with moving picture (film, television, or video). It involves sound design, effects, Foley, ADR, sound editing, audio mixing, etc.


Audio post production is an umbrella term that refers to the creation and manipulation of audio that is synchronized with moving picture. This includes, but is often distinguished from Production Audio, which is the audio recorded as filming/shooting occurs. Most other aspects of audio for moving picture occur during the Post Production phase, or everything done after filming/shooting. This also may include Sound Design or the create of sound effects, which can occur during Pre Production, Production, or Post Production. This applies to TV, cinema, and commercials. One major aspect of audio post production is the use of ADR, or automatic dialogue replacement. Sometimes the original, or production audio, lacks in performance or quality, and the actor or actors are brought into a sound studio to record some or all of their dialogue from the project. Other elements such as Foley, music, and voiceover, are also added during post production.[1]


The term 'Audio post production' is sometimes used to refer to parts of the process of producing music (i.e. Mixing or Mastering), although the standard nomenclature of the Audio Engineering Community refers to these generally as Music Production and any audio produced for moving picture as Audio Post Production.

Further reading[edit]

  • Rose, Jay, Producing Great Sound for Film and Video. Focal Press, fourth edition 2014 Book info. ISBN 9780415722070


  1. ^ "Audio Post Production for Film and TV". Berklee Online College of Music. Retrieved 16 February 2017.