Post by LadyStardust on Aug 1, 2017 0:20:57 GMT -8
Hi all, We're constantly expanding our guides and tips section, and one aspect of it that's currently lacking is a basic tutorial on how to use the most common editing programs, mainly Audacity as that's what a good portion of our members use. Ideally, the tutorial would cover:
-Knowing how to place your gain and what a waveform with the correct gain setting looks like (as in, not too loud to the point of clipping, but not too soft) -How to export with different formats and settings based on what the client asks for (wav vs mp3, mono vs stereo, bit rate, frequency), LAME codec requirement for Audacity mp3 export -Normalizing your audio -Editing out extra breaths/clicks/splicing two takes together -Basic noise reduction to get rid of background hiss or room ambience -Fixing common problems that show up in audio recordings -[Optional] Basic compression
Pictures or video would probably help a lot with this guide to supplement the text.
If you feel relatively knowledgeable/experienced and have the time to write this guide, it would be very helpful to a lot of newer members. It would go as a stickied topic in the "Help, Tips, and Advice" section.
For some reason most people don't edit in spectral mode and I have no idea why as it allows you to see your audio much more accurately. In addition if your editing program has a tool that lets you select out a specific part of the audio rather than deleting a whole section of the track indiscriminately (I think this might be the only option with Audacity) then you'll be able to edit out very specific stuff like mouth clicks or random occurrences of high pitched background noise (like if a bird randomly chirped and the mic slightly picked up on it). As for how to go into spectral mode, if you're on Audacity go to the top left of a track, click the name to drop down a menu, and click spectrum. For Adobe Audition (the best of the audio editing programs IMO) grab the bottom of the track and pull up to reveal the spectral track (Adobe Audition is cool because it will let you view both tracks at the same time which is good because the wave form is better for telling if audio is peaking or not since you want to have your audio at a level where it's right before it's about to peak).
Last Edit: Aug 1, 2017 8:41:54 GMT -8 by Kyotosomo
I made an Audacity Tips post for a Voice Acting Amino for newcomers a bit over half a year ago. Granted, this may not be the entirety of the guide as mentioned in the post but I'd like to be of some help and share this short tutorial. aminoapps.com/page/voice-acting/8239290/audacity-tips-lesson-1-beginnings-basics (I am considering on updating the post I made by making a video series concerning the ins and outs of Audacity VAs in the future) Otherwise, if it proves to be not that much help, feel free to remove this post.
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