Audacity workshop for Langara Journalism

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PowerPoint PresentationIntroduction to Audacity & audio editingDuncan McHughMultimedia DeveloperFaculty of Land & Food Systemsduncan.mchugh@ubc.caLangara JournalismFebruary 4th, 2011Introduction to Audacity & audio editing Know your recording devices Tips on getting a good recording Extremely basic audio editing Somewhat complex audio editing Audacity troubleshootingWhat do you use for recording sound?Zoom H2Marantz PMD 660 solid state recorderTips on getting a good recordingEditing can only do so muchTips 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 Check your levels Bring headphones & keep them onAudio editing applicationsFree:Windows:Sound RecorderMac:Garage BandOpen Source:AudacityPro:Adobe AuditionDaletBurliUsing AudacityTo the beginningPlayRecordPauseStopTo the endSelection Tool: selects a segment of a trackEnvelope Tool: allows quick adjustments of volumeDraw Tool: for very minute adjustmentsZoom Tool: allows you to shift your viewTime Shift Tool: moves clips along the timelineMulti-Tool Mode: everything at onceCut/Paste/TrimUndo/RedoZoomExercise I: Basic audio editingStep 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 wont want to keep in your recordingExercise I: Basic audio editingStep 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 joyBeyond basic Effects; some useful, some crazy Multiple tracks Additional toolsPost-production Handling & archiving files Formats If youre planning on exporting to mp3, make sure to download the plug-in Adding metadataExercise II: Audio storytelling Download clips from your recordersExtra clips here: Create a multi-track recording Integrate vocals, music* and sounds Work on the volume and transitions between tracks Try out a few effects and see what affect they haveOnline Audacity tutorials The Official Audacity tutorial: screencast tutorial: Jamess tutorial: you wanted to knowThe Audacity wiki:*Podsafe: Sounds that are safe to use Wikipedia: Podsafe Creative Commons Canada:! Duncan McHugh********************