Mar 122013
 

lynda.com.comOnline software training site, lynda.com, has recently added Auria to its library of tutorial videos. This is a subscription service, so while the full 2.5 hours of Auria coursework is only available to lynda.com members, there are still several cool public videos available in order to check out the full course, and they cover some really useful information.

The full series goes fairly in-depth and includes topics like automation, crossfades, Audiobus, and importing video. The full list of tutorials is available on the lynda.com site.

lynda.com’s Course Description:

Auria is the first major digital audio workstation designed specifically for the Apple iPad, and in this course, author and professional musician Garrick Chow demonstrates how to use its recording, editing, and mixing tools to create great-sounding music. First, Garrick reviews the hardware you’ll need to start capturing audio, from microphones to cables and input devices. He then demonstrates how to record anything from a single audio track to a complete multitrack capture of a live band performance. Once the recordings are done, he shows you how to edit them by adding splits and trims, as well as how to apply effects and use automation in creating a final mix. Lastly, Garrick reviews the options for exporting your project from Auria in several formats to share it with the world.

And check out the free tutorial videos:

Recording a track:

Simultaneous multi-track recording:

Editing with Cut, Copy, and Paste:

Working with the PSP ChannelStrip:

If you’re interested in checking out the full series, you can read more on the lynda.com site

Dec 072012
 

One of the biggest features added in Auria 1.04 is support for iOS6′s multi-out support, which allows users to access more than two outputs at once with their USB/MFi audio interfaces. Now any Subgroup, Aux Send, and the Master Stereo bus can be assigned to specific hardware outputs. In order to support this we needed to add a brand new panel, the Output Matrix.

Output Matrix

Auria 1.04′s new Output Matrix

First, a run down of the various elements in the panel:

  • Listed on the left-side, from top to bottom, are Auria’s Subgroups, Aux Sends, and Master Stereo bus.
  • The currently attached audio interface’s physical outputs are listed along the top from left to right, from Output 1 up to Output 24; in this example we had a 12-output device connected.
  • The MONO button sums the selected subgroup/aux to mono (subgroups and auxes are normally stereo).
  • The INT button routes the selected subgroup/aux to the internal Master Stereo bus in addition to any other output assignments made.
  • Specific output routing can be saved as a Preset using the drop-down box in the upper-left corner.
  • RESET erases the current settings and resets the matrix back to default.

Let’s examine the example screenshot above to see some of the output routing possibilities in Auria 1.04:

  • The first two subgroups, “Kick/Sn” and “Drs/Perc” have no output assignment except for INT, which means they are simply routed to the Master bus.
  • The “Guitars” subgroup (Subgroup 3) is currently being summed to mono and routed to output 7, and is not routed to the Master bus.
  • The “Vocals” and “bkgd” subgroups are each assigned to their own stereo pair of outputs, and again are not being routed to the Master.
  • Both Aux sends are assigned to their own stereo pair.
  • The Master Stereo bus is assigned to outputs 1 and 2.

Input Matrix

We also updated Auria’s Input Matrix.

Updated Input Matrix

The two main changes here are:

  • Elimination of the tabbed “groups” along the top (i.e. “1-8″, “9-16″, etc). Now all of the project’s tracks will appear in one view that can be simply scrolled up and down with the flick of a finger.
  • Addition of the Preset drop-down, so users can save any often-used input routing for quick recall.