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  • 1. Introduction toAudacity & audio editing Duncan McHugh Multimedia Developer Faculty of Land & Food Systems [email_address] Langara Journalism September 24 th , 2010

2. Introduction toAudacity & audio editing Know your recording devices Tips on getting a good recording Extremely basic audio editing Somewhat complex audio editing 3. What do you usefor recording sound? 4. USB microphoneand headset 5. Zoom H2 6. The M-AudioMicroTrack 24/96 7. Introduction to Audio Editing 8. Marantz PMD 660 solid state recorder 9. Tips on getting a good recording Editing canonly do so much 10. 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 Check your levels Bring headphones & keep them on 11. Audio editing applications Free: Windows: Sound Recorder Mac: Garage Band Open Source: Audacity Pro: Adobe Audition Dalet Burli 12. Using Audacity 13. To the beginning Play Record Pause Stop To the end 14. Selection Tool:selects a segment of a track Envelope Tool:allows quick adjustments of volume Draw Tool:for very minute adjustments 15. Zoom Tool:allows you to shift your view Time Shift Tool:moves clips along the timeline Multi-Tool Mode:everything at once 16. Cut/Paste/Trim Undo/Redo Zoom 17. 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 18. 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 19. Beyond basic Multiple tracks Additional tools Effects; some useful, some crazy 20. Exercise II: Audio storytelling Download clips from your recordersWrite out a script for a brief introductionCreate a multi-track recordingIntegrate vocals, music *and sound effectsWork on the volume and transitions between tracksTry out a few effects and see what affect they have 21. Post-production Handling & archiving files FormatsIf youre planning on exporting to mp3, make sure to download theplug-in Adding metadata 22. Online Audacity tutorialsThe Official Audacity tutorial: Educauses screencast tutorial: Daniel Jamess tutorial: 23. Everythingyouwanted to know The Audacity wiki: 24. *Podsafe: Sounds that are safe to use Wikipedia:Podsafe / Creative Commons uploads/2007/06/podcastinglegalguideforcanada.html 25. Thanks! Duncan McHugh [email_address]