Equipment for reproducing high end audio - so that you can actually hear the difference - is expensive. Would you buy Sony's top-end Walkman?
Recording audio separately from video is prone to synchronisation problems. Traditionalists use (electronic) clappers and the Timecode from the camcorder. Enter the new way to synchronise: Plural Eyes from RedGiant's Singular Software
iZotope's audio tools technology is now included with Adobe Premiere Creative Cloud
We reviewed these at the beginning of the year. I've been using them since then and they're still brilliant. If you want to treat yourself this Christmas...
Pro tools has been around since 1991, a time when doing any sort of digital audio editing was a technical challenge. The most you could expect was to play back a few tracks, and there were absolutely no real-time effects or processes (apart from volume!) at that time. Now, an important new version is released
EQ is an essential part of the audio production toolkit, but it can be difficult to control, and because of that, it's not always used to its fullest effect