AUDIO MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE SPECTRUM
Audio Engineering Workflow Solutions
Audio is becoming denser due to the rising headroom within mixes. The days of a 14400 standard are coming to an end as processing power and availability of mixing tools become more available. Storing sound libraries and audio catalogs on external devices is crucial to the management of any audio producer or production team.
Small Tree supports all the primary audio file types and has connectivity support for the industry standard Avid Pro Tools, as well as Ableton Live and Apple Logic. Using Small Tree shared storage, saving multiple folder locations in DAW will allow for quicker navigation and accessibility to all your sound resources. Creating external storage devices is simple with the interfacing tools delivered to you by Small Tree.
Digital Audio Recording
Audio recording has come a long way since the invention of multi-track recording and analog tape. Now all forms of audio are stored and organized as thousands of massive files, based on digital headroom, audio bit depth, engineering sample size and computational compression. These thousands of processed files make up the unheard magic of the modern digital recording.
Whether you hear the sound of a blood pumping guitar amped in a song, or the piano and vocals of a catchy advertising jingle, somewhere there is a digital recording being stored of that file, translated into digital ones and zeros. From virtual synthesized audio instruments to high fidelity condenser microphones, Small Tree has developed an ‘Omni-Directional’ storage solution for those content creators reaching deep into our auditory senses.
Engineering and Mixing
Audio and Mixing engineers are the unsung heroes that make our audio songs sound the way they do. When you hear a great song impacting significant scene of a movie you need to thank the tedious efforts of the men and women behind the decks at the various mixing consoles involved in the project.
When your job is reliant on your ability to focus on any given frequency at any given space and time, and time recall that tonal integrity throughout the course of the audio soundscape you don’t have time to worry about your storage, you want to focus on your work.
Audio Post Production
Everything in the world of audio is constantly changing. The base line as to what we call high fidelity sound is moving higher as we increase the audio ceiling and headroom on audio recordings. Today’s feature length films boast large dynamic range soundtracks mixed in 5.1, 7.1 and Dolby’s Atmos arrangements. Audio mix downs are saved every step of the way as audio editing tools advance. Small Tree is on the forefront with shared storage solutions for any audio producer or post-production team.
Mastering is a highly prideful art form, and often referred to as the last remaining true analog art form, reliant on powerful engineering tools and hardware that few would even comprehend. The only art form in the world that requires the touchups of a true expert is Audio mastering.
Polishing and mastering audio is the last remaining classic audio technique, and Small Tree has worked its own integrity into their highly customized storage technology to capture that final mastering result with exact precision to ensure the audio will sound exactly as the producer intended it to. Small Tree prides itself on the highest fidelity audio transfer and guaranties a true lossless sound experience. Sort and manage all of FLAC, ALAC, and WAV effortlessly across multiple audio workstations and operating platforms.