Ralph M. Rivera

How to choose and use the right software tools for audio production

About The Session

You may understand the process of audio production. But what do you do when it’s time to get practical? What tools and software will help you get the results you want? There are tons of them out there, and the choices can be overwhelming. In this practical demonstration, you’ll learn how to use key software tools and plugins for each step of the process. Leave this session with a short list of audio essentials and an understanding of what they’re used for and how to get the most out of them.

This session is the ideal followup to Marcus dePaula’s “Four steps to professional audio” and will touch on the practical application of audio production. An individualized Q&A period will follow this session so that you can ask questions that are specific to your needs.

What You’ll Learn

  • Which audio plugins and software can help you get the most bang for your buck
  • Why you may choose (or not choose) to use certain plugins
  • Practical tips and tricks for getting the most out of your tools
  • A chance to ask your unique questions about sound quality

About Ralph

Ralph is a programmer, CTO and co-owner of Podcaster’s Toolbox along with his wife Carol Lynn. He is also co-owner and CTO of two other software businesses: one that produces software for the IT industry and one that produces web-based apps for clients. He and Carol Lynn hosted the marketing podcast Web.Search.Social for nearly 200 episodes before moving on to Carbon Based Business Units, a podcast about the human side of business and entrepreneurship. In his spare time Ralph enjoys reading, movies, cigars and gaming.