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Podcasting and audio editing

  1. 1. PODCASTING and Audio EditingBASICS<br />Prepared by RDFerreria<br />
  2. 2. PODCASTING<br />What is it?<br />Like a newspaper subscription, for audio or video files<br />New content is automatically downloaded and synched with your audio device (like your iPod)<br />Content is democratic<br />Anyone can create a podcast!<br />Anyone can listen to your podcast!<br />
  3. 3. Some Podcasts<br />Top ten podcasts on iTunes as of 11/22/10<br />This American Life <br />Freakonomics Radio<br />NPR: Wait…Wait…Don’t Tell Me<br />Stuff You Should Know<br />Judge John Hodgman<br />The Moth Podcast<br />NPR: Fresh Air<br />WNYC’s Radiolab<br />NPR: Car Talk<br />The Adam Carolla Show<br />
  4. 4. Education Podcasts<br />Some top educational podcasts<br />Coffee Break Spanish/French<br />Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing<br />Learn Japanese/Spanish/French/Italian<br />History of Philosophy<br />LSAT Logic in Everyday Life<br />Econ Talk<br />Piano Lessons Online<br />
  5. 5. How is PODCASTING different than…<br />Radio/Television<br />Content is made available through your computer<br />New content resides in your computer’s memory<br />You can watch/listen whenever you like<br />Internet Radio<br />Because content is stored in your computer’s memory, you can listen/ view whenever you like<br />You can “fast forward” content as you see fit<br />You Tube<br />Once you subscribe, you don’t have to search through a website to find content<br />The content is automatically delivered to your computer<br />
  6. 6. What this presentation will do for you<br />We are going to get familiar with Audacity<br />Free software to record and edit audio files<br />We will edit and optimize a sound file<br />We will record a sample piece of audio<br />We are going to upload our sound file to podomatic.com<br />Pod-O-Matic is a free site that will store your sound file<br />Pod-O-Matic provides an RSS feed that your students can use to subscribe to your podcast<br />
  7. 7. Create a Podcast usingAUDACITY<br />
  8. 8. Audacity<br />This is Audio Editing software<br />Audacity is used to create multi-tracked sound files<br />Each audio “take” is represented by a graphic “waveform”<br />Audacity can also be used to mix songs together as a Mash-Up<br />Audacity can be used to make custom ringtones for most phones<br />Audacity can be used to make a custom radio show<br />If you have additional equipment, you can even use Audacity to record and mix a song<br />
  9. 9. Audacity<br />We are going to use Audacity to do the following:<br />Select and fade intro music for a podcast<br />Edit out unwanted pieces from an audio file.<br />Add background music<br />Record your voice<br />Then, we are going to put together several audio clips into a single audio file<br />
  10. 10. Audacity screen<br />
  11. 11. Audacity Toolbar<br />
  12. 12. Audacity Toolbar<br />Skip to Beginning<br />Skip to End<br />
  13. 13. Audacity Toolbar<br />PLAY (Space)<br />STOP (Space)<br />
  14. 14. Audacity Toolbar<br />RECORD<br />PAUSE<br />
  15. 15. Audacity TOOLS<br />EDITING TOOLS<br />
  16. 16. Audacity TOOLS<br />
  17. 17. Audacity TOOLS<br />MULTI TOOL<br />SELECTION TOOL<br />
  18. 18. Audacity TOOLS<br />ENVELOPE TOOL<br />ZOOM TOOL<br />
  19. 19. Audacity TOOLS<br />DRAW TOOL<br />TIME SHIFT TOOL<br />
  20. 20. Audacity Importing Tracks<br />To import a new audio clip to work on, simply drag and drop from your file directory (windows explorer or mac finder)to the audacity workspace<br />
  21. 21. Select and trim a track<br />Import “yellow.mp3”<br />You can pick- Coldplay (Yellow), Yellow (Oh yeah) or SAWA (Yellow)<br />Preview your song to find your ideal introduction music<br />You may want to zoom-in<br />Click and Drag to highlight your selection <br />When a piece of audio is highlighted, Audacity will play only the highlighted audio<br />Push the Space-Bar (or press the play button) to play your selection<br />Delete portions the track that you don’t need<br />click the Trim Outside Selection tool . Everything but your selected area will disappear. <br />Don’t worry, you are not deleting your original sound file!<br />Leave some audio at the end of your file for a “fade out”<br />
  22. 22. Fade-In and Fade-Out<br />Use the Envelope Tool <br />Click the top edge of your audio wave where you want the fade to begin<br />Watch the shape of the wave! You don’t want to “pinch”<br />Click and Drag the top edge of the wave where you want your fade to end.<br />As you drag the edge inward, you will see your track “fade-out”<br />Use a similar procedure to make a “Fade-In” (if you like)<br />
  23. 23. Fade-In and Fade-Out<br />
  24. 24. Editing spoken word<br />“Mute” your intro music<br />Import “Ode Urn.wav”<br />Here is the text as it should be read:<br /> Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leaveThy song, nor ever can those trees be bare; Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, Though winning near the goal;�yet, do not grieve; She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss<br />Use Audacity to delete unwanted parts to create a “good read” of this stanza<br />
  25. 25. Editing spoken word<br /> Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leaveThy song, nor ever can those trees be bare; Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, Though winning near the goal;�yet, do not grieve; She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss<br />Using the “Selection Tool” highlight unwanted portions of the audio<br />Zoom In if you are unsure about what to select<br />Push the delete key<br />Don’t forget, you can “undo” if you make a mistake<br />When you are done, select the entire piece, and copy and paste another stanza at the end of the reading<br />
  26. 26. Mixing background music<br />After you have a good reading of “Ode to a Grecian Urn” you can add background music<br />Import either “Forest- Satori” or “A Forest- The Cure”<br />Use the faders (volume control) located on the left of your wave form to adjust your background music choice to the appropriate volume level.<br />
  27. 27. Add your own VOICE<br />Most computers will have the built-in microphone enabled to record audio. <br />All you need to do is press ‘Record”<br />Mute “Ode to a Grecian Urn” and you “Forest” music<br />Press the Record button<br />Wait 5 seconds<br />Start talking!<br />If you make a mistake, don’t stop recording. Just start over again at an appropriate place. <br />Edit your file when you are finished!<br />
  28. 28. Add your own VOICE<br />
  29. 29. Need something to podcast?<br />`Twasbrillig, and the slithytoves;  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:All mimsy were the borogoves,  And the momerathsoutgrabe<br />"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun  The frumiousBandersnatch!"<br />He took his vorpal sword in hand:  Long time the manxome foe he sought --So rested he by the Tumtum tree,  And stood awhile in thought.<br />And, as in uffish thought he stood,  The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,  And burbled as it came!<br />One, two! One, two! And through and through  The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!He left it dead, and with its head  He went galumphing back.<br />"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?  Come to my arms, my beamish boy!O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’  He chortled in his joy.<br />
  30. 30. Put it all together<br />“Un-Mute” all tracks<br />Use the “Time Shift” tool<br />Click and drag your intro music to the beginning of your podcast<br />Click and drag “Ode to a Grecian Urn” and its background music<br />Line these two up just after the intro music<br />Again use the Time Shift tool to drag the voice recording to line up after the “Ode”<br />Listen to you transitions, make adjustments where necessary<br />
  31. 31. Put it all together<br />
  32. 32. Put it all together<br />Export your file<br />File -> Export as mp3<br />Take note of where your file is located<br />Important note:<br />If the lame_enc.dll is not installed, you must download it!<br />Installation instructions at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3<br />OR just google “lame audacity download”<br />
  33. 33. Publishing your Podcast using Pod-O-Matic<br />
  34. 34. Pod-O-Matic<br />Navigate to http://www.podomatic.com/<br />This website will be where your podcast audio files will be stored when you finished editing<br />Pod-O-Matic will also provide your listeners with a feed<br />The RSS feed is used to subscribe to your podcasts<br />The RSS feed tells iTunes (for example) what to subscribe to<br />There is a “sandbox” podcast for you to use:<br />http://sed646csun.podomatic.com<br />Take a look!<br />Note the links for subscribing<br />
  35. 35. Pod-O-Matic<br />
  36. 36. Pod-O-Matic<br />sed646@hotmail.com<br />
  37. 37. Pod-O-Matic<br />sed646@hotmail.com<br />!!646des!!<br />
  38. 38. Uploading a podcast<br />From the Pod-O-Matic homepage, hover on “My Podcast” and click “Post and Episode”<br />
  39. 39. Upload a Podcast<br />Enter a title and description (optional)<br />Scroll down and Click “Save & Continue”<br />
  40. 40. Upload a Podcast<br />Click “Upload a file” <br />Select your mp3 from your computer<br />
  41. 41. Upload a Podcast<br />Note that you can record your podcast from here, if you like … <br />
  42. 42. Upload a Podcast<br />Once your media is uploaded, you can upload an image file for this episode <br />Your listeners can identify your podcast visually<br />You can also select tags for you podcast<br />Listeners can find your podcast by searching tags<br />
  43. 43. Promoting your podcast<br />Direct your listeners to you Pod-O-Matic page<br />(i.e. http://sed646csun.podomatic.com/ )<br />You can also provide the RSS feed to your listeners<br />(i.e. http://sed646csun.podomatic.com/rss2.xml )<br />Perhaps the easiest way to subscribe is to click the “Subscribe with iTunes” on your Pod-O-Matic page<br />