This course will ramp up your audio editing skills using the open-source (free) audio editing program, Audacity. You'll learn what makes a good edit (editing philosophy), how to listen for the right places to cut and paste in your editing, how to speed up your workflow, and how to professionally make edits that are invisible to the ear. You'll learn some tricks and tips for editing to make it a smoother, more professional process. By the end of this course, depending on how hard you've worked to develop your skill, you may be able to take on some audio editing work to supplement your income.
A quick description of what you'll find in this course - and why it's important.
Headphones are an essential part of your audio editing toolbox. This quick video tells you why and makes some suggestions about how you should look at the use of headphones.
Understanding the way sound waves are represented visually in Audacity (the WAV form) is very important for professional editing. This video explains how.
Templates are lifesavers... especially if you have an ongoing audio production project that requires the same or similiar format from one session to the next. This session introduces templates and how to set them up.
Templates can be simple, like you saw in the previous video. But there can be more complex ones. Here's what that might look like.
- Have Audacity installed on your computer.
- Have basic experience using Audacity (recommended that you take my Bachelor course first).