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Editing audio using Audacity [ID:1380] (1/1)

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video tutorial by Ian Ozsvald, added 04/09

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TechSmith asked me to create a video on using Audacity to edit narrations. Since the use of Audacity will be useful to many I've uploaded it here too. The screencast covers removing background noise, breathing and lip smacks, dynamic range compression, volume normalisation, fades and de-essing using the volume control. Created by Ian from within ProCasts.

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17. Fri, 01 Oct 2010 05:27

Was looking for help with using Audacity. This is a good video on this one section of the program. I'll have to look around the site to see what else you have. Thanks for the great work.

16. michael kors purses on sale Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:41

Excellent-clear and informative. I am looking to edit some tapes made during my musical career - a long time ago!

I need to get much deeper than I have up to now, and I would like to know if there is anything out there - ?I'd be very grateful.

Very good and short tutorial about Audacity tools.

Excellent! I've been getting quite an education on screencasting from your work.

13. anonymous Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:06

Very good and usefull explanation

12. anonymous Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:05

Ian: Thanks for the help! I'm a newbie voice actor, and this little tutorial is a great aid.

Thanks again!

Bill Rooney

11. anonymous Wed, 01 Jul 2009 05:33

Thank you for an excellent succinct introduction. I do find showmedo an excellent resource in helping in producing my own professional screencasts, as well as for first timers as well.

10. anonymous Mon, 08 Jun 2009 18:02

It's great! detail coming 'soon'

Thanks the silencing for the breathing worked perfectly. It has been a problem in my videos lately.


with audacity is very easy, simply import both song files into a project, and using the arrows tool you place the songs wherever you want (you could make one start after the other one finishes).

Very helpful! I actually have a question though. My mother is putting together a dvd for a friends wedding and is trying to smoothly mash two songs together to use in the background. Is there anyway you could make a podcast showing this process, or even just some helpful tips?

very good I got one or two tips from this nice one.

Nice. I use basically the same procedure, although, I've found:

file->apply chain->CleanSpeach

very succint.

Very nice Ian! Just enough instruction to mitigate the most annoying problems, without overwhelming the viewer.

What about Camtasia 6? Were some of these issues addressed? (I just upgraded, but I haven't used it yet.

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