Fairlight Fundamentals



Learn how to edit, record and mix audio in DaVinci Resolve Fairlight. This 4 hour long essentials course is taught by the award winning editor, sound designer and instructor Kevin McAuliffe, who works with clients such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros and Walt Disney Studios.

Expore audio editing basics, recording and mixing techniques the fast and easy way. The course break down complex concepts like equalization (EQ), noise reduction, busses, compressions and limiters, audio bouncing, automation and much more so that you can dive into the world of audio with confidence.

This is the ultimate course for film editors, hobbyists, or sound engineers with background from other tools such as ProTools and Logic that are looking to transfer to DaVinci Resolve Fairlight.

The footage and assets used in this course are available for download so that you can easily follow along.

About the instructor

Kevin P McAuliffe is an award winning editor and visual effects creator with over 20 years of teaching and training experience. Over the past years Kevin has delivered world-class work for clients such as Warner Bros, Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Elevation Pictures.

Who is this course designed for?

  • Film editors
  • Sound engineers with background from ProTools, Logic etc
  • Audio hobbyists

Lessons overview

  • 01: Organization
  • 02: Understading the Fairlight interface
  • 03: The basics
  • 04: Recording Voice Over
  • 05: Working with audio track layers
  • 06: ADR basics
  • 07: Mixing
  • 08: Automation
  • 09: Working with busses
  • 10: Audio bouncing
  • 11: Setting up deliverables
  • 12: Exporting your master audio
  • 13: Working with EQ
  • 14: Limiters vs compressors
  • 15: Noise reduction


Software required

DaVinci Resolve

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Hi Anyone know why the drp file won't successfully  open in resolve.? I was hoping to see it all set out like the tutorial but nothing is imported when I select import project. I'm on a win 10 machine.Thanks.


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I have a question about Lesson 12.

1. What's the reasoning behind exporting a Mono Music track in the first place? Is this just to show that you can easily convert Stereo to Mono or does that have any 'real life' practical reasons?

2. Why did you create a M&E track and didn't include it in the Export? 

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Kevin Hi:)

Just finished the course. It's very educational. Thank you!

I have a question, maybe you can help me.

I have a multicam timeline with 3 multicams and 8 more audio tracks. I do all my sound works in this timeline. 

But when I use this multicam timeline in another timeline (as a scene from a longer movie) - I only hear the first stereo channel of the timeline - while I need to hear the stereo output of all the tracks.

Can you guide me on how to do it?

Thank you and Happy Holiday!

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