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Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
Audacity and Audio Editing
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Audacity and Audio Editing

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Workshop for first year students presented on Nov 12, 2009

Workshop for first year students presented on Nov 12, 2009

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  • 1. Introduction to Audacity & audio editing Duncan McHugh Technical Coordinator UBC School of Journalism [email_address] Integrated Journalism November 12th, 2009
  • 2. Introduction to Audacity & audio editing ・ Tips on getting a good recording
  • 3. Introduction to Audacity & audio editing ・ Tips on getting a good recording ・ Extremely basic audio editing
  • 4. Introduction to Audacity & audio editing ・ Tips on getting a good recording ・ Extremely basic audio editing ・ Somewhat complex audio editing ・ Archiving and prepping for the web
  • 5. Tips on getting a good recording Editing can only do so much
  • 6. Tips on getting a good recording ・ Know the space ・ Consider the room size, number of participants and ambient noise
  • 7. Tips on getting a good recording ・ Know the space ・ Consider the room size, number of participants and ambient noise ・ Use the appropriate equipment ・ Check equipment beforehand
  • 8. Tips on getting a good recording ・ Know the space ・ Consider the room size, number of participants and ambient noise ・ Use the appropriate equipment ・ Check equipment beforehand ・ Test your levels ・ Bring headphones
  • 9. Audio editing applications Windows: Sound Recorder Mac: Garage Band Open Source: Audacity
  • 10. Using Audacity
  • 11. To the beginning Play Record Pause Stop To the end
  • 12. Selection Tool: selects a segment of a track Envelope Tool: allows quick adjustments of volume Draw Tool: for very minute adjustments
  • 13. Zoom Tool: allows you to shift your view Time Shift Tool: moves clips along the timeline Multi-Tool Mode: everything at once
  • 14. Cut/Paste/Trim Undo/Redo Zoom
  • 15. Exercise I: Basic audio editing Step 1 ・ Record 30 seconds of you speaking ・ Record only one track ・ Make sure to include a bunch of ohhs and ummms, and other things you won’t want to keep in your recording
  • 16. Exercise I: Basic audio editing Step 2 ・ Use the Selection Tool to edit unwanted sounds ・ Use the Envelope Tool to adjust the volume of the recording ・ Play it back and bask in auditory joy
  • 17. Beyond basic ・ Multiple tracks ・ Additional tools ・ Effects; some useful, some crazy
  • 18. Exercise II: Audio storytelling ・ Download clips ・ Write out a script for a brief introduction ・ Create a multi-track recording ・ Integrate vocals, silence, music * and sound ・ Work on the volume and transitions between tracks ・ Try out a few effects and see what affect they have
  • 19. Post-production ・ Handling & archiving files ・ Adding metadata ・ Prepping for the web If you’re planning on exporting to mp3, make sure to download the plug-in
  • 20. The Thunderbird ・ Upload an mp3, using the ‘Add media’ button ・ Ensure the file is less than 2MB ・ Copy the web address provided ・ Within your post: [audio:http//www.address.com]
  • 21. Online Audacity tutorials The Official Audacity tutorial: http://www.edhsonline.org/other/audacity/ Educause’s screencast tutorial: http://www.educause.edu/Screencasts/Audacity/Untitled.html Daniel James’s tutorial: http://quicktoots.linuxaudio.org/toots/audacity/
  • 22. Everything you wanted to know… The Audacity wiki: http://audacityteam.org/wiki/
  • 23. *“Podsafe”: Sounds that are safe to use ・ Wikipedia: Podsafe ・ www.podsafeaudio.com/ ・ http://www.freemusicarchive.org/ ・ http://www.quietamerican.org/ ・ Creative Commons Canada: www.creativecommons.ca ・ http://www.creativecommons.ca/blog/wp-content/ uploads/2007/06/podcastinglegalguideforcanada.html ・ http://cchits.ning.com/hits/ ・ http://www.ccmixter.org/
  • 24. Thanks! Duncan McHugh [email_address] http://blogs.landfood.ubc.ca/duncan/

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