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Old 31st May 2018
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Originally Posted by djp420 View Post
I was just tech'd aka sat in a class for DaVinci/Fairlight. It ain't no magic bullet. Didn't appear useful for Post Sound, quick cuts, some fades and other cute tools but in my experience when one thing does a lot more than it should everything suffers.
Which version of Resolve were they using? Fairlight was only introduced in version 14; even then it came with a good amount of post-production tools (mixer, effects, EQ, compression, ability to assign tracks to buses, etc.); version 15 (which is still in beta but stable enough for production work) has additional functionality.

It's important to distinguish between the rudimentary audio tools that you see in the Edit page of Resolve and everything you get on the dedicated Fairlight page. This is one of the features of Resolve: each step of the video production workflow gets its own dedicated page and work area in the app: you have a page for media management, another page dedicated to editing, another for audio (Fairlight), another for coloring, and another for rendering.

You can do basic audio edits (fades, etc.) in the Edit page, but the Fairlight page is where you get all the tools. Details available here:

There's also a really good video overview of Fairlight in Resolve 15 here:

All of these features are available in the free version of Resolve.