SOUND FX

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SOUND FX
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1 USER’S GUIDE
INTRODUCTION ......................................................................... 2
Features ......................................................................................... 2

WHAT IS THE JUICER 3?....................................................... 2
Juicer 3 System Requirements ................................................... 3
Installing Juicer 3 ......................................................................... 3

INSTALLING SOUND FX ......................................................... 3
Uninstalling Products ................................................................... 4

PREVIEWING SOUND FX ....................................................... 4
Browser Panel ............................................................................. 4

BATCH PANEL ........................................................................... 5

SETTINGS PANEL ..................................................................... 5
Output .............................................................................................6

PREVIEW PANEL .......................................................................6

RENDERING .................................................................................6

WORKING WITH SOUND FX .................................................7
2 USER’S GUIDE
INTRODUCTION
The Digital Juice Sound FX libraries are the most comprehensive
collections of audio effects ever collected together. Produced by
renowned industry-veteran sound designers and distributed at 24-
bit/96kHz resolutions, the artistic and technical quality is state of the
art. The keyword searchable index makes the more than 37,000 clips
spanning 3 volumes eminently usable, like no other media library
anywhere else. Sound types are divided into categories to make
browsing the library even easier. From Foley effects to music logos
and professional voice work, the Sound FX libraries are designed to
give audio and video professionals the tools they need to enhance,
exaggerate and create a completely immersive audio soundscape for
any production.

Features
n 24-bit / 96kHz ultra high quality
n Keyword Searchable index with Juicer 3 software
n Over 37,000 clips
n 3 volumes available
n 100% Royalty-free



WHAT IS THE JUICER 3?

The Juicer 3 is free software provided by Digital Juice that allows
you to browse, search, audition and manage all of your Digital Juice
content. In addition to managing your content, the Juicer 3 can also
convert the files we provide into a format compatible with your editing
software. Using the Juicer software, you can export files in either .wav
or .aiff formats and in several different sample rates and bit depths.

INTRODUCTION
WHAT IS THE JUICER 3?
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Juicer 3 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using
Digital Juice’s Juicer 3.0:

nOnly works with Digital Juice products
nWindows 2000/Windows XP for PC
nDirect X 9c and above for PC
nMac OS X v10.4.0 and above for Macintosh
nQuickTime 7.1 and above
n256 MB RAM minimum recommended
n128 MB Video RAM minimum recommended
nMinimum 25 MB free hard drive space
nAdditional hard drive space for previews (for example,
Sound FX Library requires 1.5GB)
nInternet connection required for software updates
Installing Juicer 3
1. You will need to download the latest version of the Juicer 3 from
the Digital Juice website at www.digitaljuice.com. Click on
Products, then click on Juicer 3. There is a Mac (OS X) and PC
(Windows) version available for download.
2. Download and browse to the file Juicer3.x_Buildxxx.exe (PC)
or Juicer3.x_Buildxxx.dmg (Mac), double click the file to begin
installation of the Juicer 3 software.
3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation of the Juicer 3.



INSTALLING SOUND FX

Before you can render any of the sounds from your Sound
FX DVDs, you will need to install the product into Juicer 3.
1. Start the Juicer 3 application from the shortcut (PC) or
from the icon in the applications menu (Mac).
2. Insert the first DVD from the Sound FX volume into
your computer.
3. From the Juicer 3 top menu, select File -> Install Products...
A dialog box will pop up with some installation options such as
where to store the preview files (Figure 1). Installing preview files
locally will result in better performance, at the cost of some hard
drive space. Even though the option is available, the Preview
from the Web option is not currently supported for the
Sound FX volumes.


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INSTALLING
SOUND FX
(Figure 1) Installing Sound FX
into Juicer 3.

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To uninstall a product:
1. Start the Juicer 3 application.
2. From the File menu, select Catalog
Manager.
3. Select the product you would like to
uninstall from the right side of the panel,
and click ‘Remove’ (Figure 2).
4. Follow the prompts to confirm you would
like to remove the product, and the
locally stored preview files.


PREVIEWING SOUND FX

Once installation is complete, you can find Sound FX in the Tree
Panel on the left side of the Juicer 3 application (Figure 3). If Sound
FX is not already open in the Tree Panel, select Music and Sound
Effects then Sound FX and finally, click on the volume you have
installed. In the example shown in Figure 3, Sound FX Volume 1 has
been installed into Juicer 3. You can identify installed volumes by the
blue dot next to the volume name.

Browser Panel
When you select a volume of Sound FX from the Tree Panel, the
Tree Panel will expand to list the various categories – each in their
own subfolder. Click on one of the category
folders, then click one of the subfolders and
the Browser Panel will change to show the
list of sounds for this subcategory (Figure 4).
Each audio clip is listed along with the
duration, volume information, file name and
disc location. Additionally you can right-click
on the column names to add or remove
other categories. When you click on one of
the sounds in the list, the preview will pop
up in the playback window. If auto-play is
turned On, the audio will begin to playback
immediately. Otherwise, click the Play button
at the top to start or pause playback. The
search box at the top of the Browser Panel
will allow you to enter keywords to help you
find the audio clips you are looking for.
(Figure 2) The Catalog Manager
will allow you to add and remove
products from the Juicer 3.
(Figure 3) The Tree Panel
on the left side of the Juicer 3
application.
PREVIEWING
SOUND FX
(Figure 4) The Browser Panel in Juicer 3 in
Detailed View
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BATCH PANEL

The Batch Panel is where you add the
audio clips you would like to render
to a file format compatible with your
software (Figure 5). You can add clips
to the Batch Panel by dragging them
from the list in the Browser Panel, or
right-clicking the item in the list and
selecting Add Item(s) to Batch. You can add as many clips as you
like to the Batch Panel. At the very top of the Batch Panel there is a
right arrow (>) button that contains more options for clearing the list,
clearing applied settings and changing the thumbnail view. You can
also right-click on a clip in the Batch Panel to reveal more options such
as copying and pasting attributes from one clip to another. Once you
have one or more items in the Batch Panel, click the Settings button at
the top of the Batch Panel to open the Settings Panel on the left side of
the Juicer 3 application.


SETTINGS PANEL

The Settings Panel determines the physical format (sample rate,
mono or stereo and bit depth) of the Juicer’s output. All of these
variables are set on the Settings Panel to the left of the Preview Panel.
The settings shown here are typical for an audio clip from Sound
FX. The right arrow (>) at the the top of the Settings Panel will allow
you to save your settings as a default, or apply your settings to all the
clips in your batch list (Figure 6). If your software and audio hardware
can handle 24-bit, 96kHz stereo audio files, setting those settings in
the Juicer will provide the best quality available from the Sound FX
libraries. Otherwise adjust the settings shown in the settings panel to
match the capabilities of your hardware and software.

n Render Mode – This setting allows you to select the render engine
used to create the audio file. This setting is provided to select an
alternate rendering method in case of export problems.
n Sample Rate – The sample rate can be adjusted from 96kHz to
8kHz. Adjusting this setting will effect the overall quality of the
audio clip. Higher sample rates render better quality audio files.
n Channels – Select from Mono for 1 channel or Stereo for 2 channels.
n Bit Depth – You can adjust the bit depth using these three presets:
24, 16 or 8. Adjusting this setting will effect the overall quality of the
audio clip. Higher bit depths render better quality audio files.

BATCH PANEL
SETTINGS PANEL
(Figure 5) Drag and drop clips
from the Browser Panel into the
Batch Panel for processing.
(Figure 6) The Canvas settings
area at the top of the Settings
Panel is where you will determine
the sample rate, channels and bit
depth of the audio clip.
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Output
The output settings let you set the output location, filename and file
format of the rendered audio clip (Figure 7).

n Output Location – Select a folder on your hard drive to which the
Juicer can render a file. You can type in the path, use the browse (...)
button or select from a recent history in the arrow (>) button to the
right. You can also make this location a default, or apply this save
location to all the clips in your batch list. You should select a drive
in your system that you keep your media on – usually a large, fast
hard disk drive.
n File Name – The Juicer will supply a default file name which is the
same as that which appears in the batch list. You can modify this
file name if necessary.
n Format – Select either .wav or .aiff as the file format that Juicer
will render to. Most common editing software can use either of
these formats.



PREVIEW PANEL

When working with Sound FX, the Preview
Panel does little more than allow you to
playback the audio clip. The settings you
have selected will not affect the playback of
the audio clip until the Juicer has rendered
the audio clip.

RENDERING

Now you are ready to either render the clip(s) or return to the Batch
Panel to add more clips to your list. To render the currently selected
item, click the ‘Render Selected’ button at the bottom of the Batch
Panel (Figure 9). If you have several items in your list, you can click
the ‘Render All’ button. To add more clips for processing click ‘OK’
at the top of the Batch Panel to return to the Browser Panel. The
settings you have applied to clips already will be saved. You may
also click cancel at any time to discard the settings and return to the
Browser Panel.

PREVIEW PANEL
RENDERING
(Figure 7) The output settings at
the bottom of the Settings Panel.
(Figure 8) Click the play button
to listen to the audio clip.
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Once you click one of the render buttons, Juicer will ask for the
appropriate DVD if it is not currently loaded. After the rendering is
done, Juicer will prompt if you would like to open the output location
to view the file(s).

In the output location, you should now have a file, in the format
you selected. This is the file that you will import and use in your
editing software.


WORKING WITH SOUND FX

The audio files rendered from Juicer 3 can be imported into any
software that can handle .wav and .aiff audio formats. You can import
the audio files into your video editing software for use on the timeline,
matching the audio with an event in the video. The audio files can even
be imported into your favorite audio editing software for additional
tweaking and effects. Any audio filters you have in your video editing
software can be applied to the Sound FX as well. Stacking Sound
FX audio clips in your edit can add to the realism of the video. For
instance, you can have multiple sound effects during a car crash like:
Tire Skids, Horn, Car Crash, Glass Breaking, Screaming.
WORKING WITH
SOUND FX
(Figure 9) You can render just
the selected clip, or all the clips
in the Batch Panel.
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