Topic: Basic Audio Technology
You’ve laid down your sequence, you’ve got your clips sounding consistent relative to each other – now you should check for peaks. In Final Cut, this is as simple as picking Mark Menu -> Audio Peaks -> Mark. Markers will appear above the sequence anywhere there’s a peak. Now, you could just pot down the gain on those clips, but if you do that you’ll lose the consistency between your clips’ audio levels. So instead, you can hack out the individual peaks themselves.
You can do it by hand, or you can do it with a single step in Soundtrack Pro.