Audio Story Basics
In this Playlist, we'll explore the basics of audio editing. We'll be using a free program called Audacity, but most of the concepts will apply to whatever editing program you want to use. This Playlist will set the framework for telling engaging audio stories, creating kick-butt podcasts, and even help with creating high quality video content.
This XP walks you through the process of getting up-and-running with your audio recording/editing program . By the end of this XP, you'll know how to record your own voice so it sounds natural and smooth, save and export the audio file, and you will be on the way towards more in-depth audio work!
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Tracks the building blocks of audio projects. When you listen to a song or podcast, there are often several audio tracks comprising the different voices, sound effects, or instruments. Even relatively simple projects often have multiple tracks working together. Let's talk about what tracks are and how to use them to create audio stories.
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Intro to Editing
Now that we have some background in working with audio (layering tracks, applying basic effects, saving and exporting), let's get into the nitty-gritty--and fun--of editing.
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In this XP, we're going to get a little bit mischeivous--we'll be cutting and pasting the audio of a vocal track, and rearranging it so it says something completely new and different!
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Recording audio for things like voice-overs or spoken word poems can be tricky. Slight echoes or interference from outside noises can really throw a listener off. Let's explore how to create a home-studio out of things you have lying around, so you can eliminate those distractions!
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Bring it Together
Now that you have some skills with audio recording and editing, it's time to stir in a little bit of creativity, and see what we come up with for our first audio story!
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Bonus: Record in your Post
This XP will show you how you can record your voice directly onto your blog--no need for any new software--for an easy and quick audio posting!