Audacity and Audio Editing

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Workshop for first year students presented on Nov 12, 2009

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1. Introduction toAudacity & audio editing Duncan McHugh Technical Coordinator UBC School of Journalism [email_address] Integrated Journalism November 12th, 2009 2. Introduction toAudacity & audio editing Tips on getting a good recording 3. Introduction toAudacity & audio editing Tips on getting a good recording Extremely basic audio editing 4. Introduction toAudacity & 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 canonly do so much 6. Tips on getting a good recording Know the space Consider the room size, numberof participants and ambient noise 7. Tips on getting a good recording Know the space Consider the room size, numberof 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, numberof 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 speakingRecord only one track Make sure to include a bunch of ohhs andummms, and other things you wont wantto keep in your recording 16. Exercise I: Basic audio editing Step 2 Use the Selection Tool to edit unwanted soundsUse the Envelope Tool to adjust the volume of therecordingPlay 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 introductionCreate a multi-track recordingIntegrate vocals, silence, music *and sound Work on the volume and transitions between tracksTry out a few effects and see what affect they have 19. Post-production Handling & archiving files Adding metadata Prepping for the web If youre planning on exporting to mp3, make sure to download theplug-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 tutorialsThe Official Audacity tutorial: http://www.edhsonline.org/other/audacity/ Educauses screencast tutorial: http://www.educause.edu/Screencasts/Audacity/Untitled.html Daniel Jamess tutorial: http://quicktoots.linuxaudio.org/toots/audacity/ 22. Everythingyouwanted 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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