Audio Editing: How to Edit & Improve Audio Files in Audacity
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Audio Editing: How to Edit & Improve Audio Files in Audacity

Learn simple but professional audio editing techniques in Audacity and improve your audio files!
4.2 (15 ratings)
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Created by Joseph Evans
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 mins on-demand audio
  • 4 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Blend music and vocal tracks
  • Create podcast styled lectures
  • Edit and improve audio in Audacity
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Requirements
  • No experience is needed. You only need a computer and an internet connection to download Audacity for free, which I show you how in this course.
Description

"Audacity Tutorial: Learn How to Edit Audio Files" is a quick crash course that teaches the fundamentals of editing audio in Audacity in an easy to understand format.

After completing the course you will have a great understanding of:

  • What Audacity is
  • How to navigate and operate the software
  • How to edit audio files
  • How to edit audio from video footage
  • How to fix bad audio
  • How blend audio with music
  • Various audio formats
  • The proper settings to get the best quality
  • And more!

You will now be able to offer high quality audio for podcasts, udemy courses, tedex,  speeches, sermons, and more with these professional editing techniques!  Stop wasting your valuable time searching the internet for the right material and get everything you need to edit and improve audio files easily in Audacity in this step by step tutorial course!

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"Good course. Very informative info. All vids are downloadable, which is always a big plus to me. Well worth it..." - Reggie Spigner

"The course was well explained and the instructions and demonstrations were easy to follow. I was able to chop up and edit sounds in Audacity as I followed this course very easily. The instructor is a nice down to earth and real guy and seems to really want to help people improve their skills. This course is recommended for beginners looking to learn how to use Audacity for their projects." - A L

"Joseph is such a great instructor. He comes across well- very likeable and explains things step by step. I have just started a new career doing voiceovers and what I learned in this course has been invaluable. Recommended." - Business Divas Academy

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Who is the target audience?
  • This course is best suited for beginners and those looking to brush up on their audio editing skills
  • This course is not for those looking for an extensive audio editing course. We only cover the basics here but rest a sure you will have more than enough information to create professional audio projects
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 31 Lectures Collapse All 31 Lectures 01:39:43
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Welcome to the course
1 Lecture 04:29

This lecture covers what's in each section of the course and will give you an expectation of what you will be able to do after completion.

Preview 04:29
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What is Audacity?
4 Lectures 07:58

After completing this lecture you will understand the functionality and benefits of using Audacity to edit audio files.

Preview 00:19

After completing this lecture you will know how to find all the tools and navigate with in Audacity.

Preview 05:37

After completing this lecture you will be able to comfortably navigate within Audacity and quickly find the main tools needed to edit and enhance audio

How to download Audacity for free without getting a virus.
01:58

Assignment 1
00:04
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Common audio editing techniques
8 Lectures 14:10

After completing this lecture you will be able to import various audio files and create both stereo and mono tracks

Preview 03:50

After completing this lecture you will know what the "cut" tool does and how it's used in Audacity.

Cutting audio
01:37

Learn the proper way to separate audio files

Splitting audio
02:16

Learn how to join audio files in Audacity.

Joining audio
00:33

After completing this lecture you will be able to add the skill of copying and pasting audio files in Audacity.

Copy and pasting audio
02:01

After completing this lecture you will know the difference between trimming and silencing audio in Audacity.

Trimming and silencing audio
00:58

After completing this lecture you will be able to use this audio editing technique to blend files together.

Fading audio
02:45

Assignment #2
00:10
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Step by step instructions to improving bad audio
3 Lectures 09:19

After completing this lecture you will be able to remove annoying background noise in just a few clicks in Audacity.

How to remove very annoying background noise from an audio track.
03:18

After completing this lecture you will have a basic understanding of equalization and how to use the eq effect to remove the "p sound" in audio files.

Getting rid of the "p" sound
03:37

After completing this section you will know how to properly permanently increase the loudness of your music or audio file without destroying the quality.

Boosting the volume level without causing distortion
02:24
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Applying what you learned in the real world
4 Lectures 13:50

View (part 1) of a practical application example of me using the audio editing techniques in Audacity to create a podcast lecture with blended music and talking audio.

Preview 05:22

View (part 2) of a practical application example of me using the audio editing techniques in Audacity to create a podcast lecture with blended music and talking audio.

How to blend music and vocal tracks (part 2)
04:02

Learn how to turn your finished project into an mp3 or wav file. You will also learn to input background information such as: the name of the project, author, and track in each file you export.

Exporting, adding metadata, and saving files
02:41

Hear the finished result!

Finished product
01:45
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Editing bad audio from video footage (fix udemy course audio)
7 Lectures 30:43

We will cover how to locate the video footage on your computer, import the video into windows movie maker, and export only the audio from the video footage so you can edit it in Audacity.

Step One - Pull the bad audio from your video footage.
03:36

We will walk through the process of using a free online audio converter to convert the audio file from a m4a to wav file so we can import it into Audacity.

Step Two - Convert audio file (if needed) and import to Audacity.
03:22

We will go over a practical example on how to use two effects used earlier in this course to edit audio.

Step Three - Use these two effects to drastically improve the audio file.
02:47

We will continue the audio editing process and make several adjustments to the file before exporting it.

Step Four - Make any final adjustments needed before exporting the audio file.
07:37

Learn to import the newly edited audio file, mute the old file, and make sure everything is lined up properly so that the audio matches what's happening in the footage.

Step Five - Export the audio file and pair it up with the video footage.
09:30

Here we will continue to look at ways to pair the new audio file with the video footage (The quick simple way).

More on pairing up audio to video (the simple way).
03:09

Listen to an example of the audio file before and after we edited it for video using Audacity.

Before and After example of the edited audio file.
00:42
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Understanding file types for the best quality
4 Lectures 18:54

After watching this lecture you will have a better understanding on the different type of audio files.

Lossy Vs. Lossless Files
04:29

Bit Rate Explained
03:03

We will dive into a deeper explanation on topics such as: samples per second (44.1khz vs 48khz), audio formats, and more...

Audio Formats .. A Deeper Look
11:00

Putting what you just learned to the test!
00:22
About the Instructor
Joseph Evans
4.2 Average rating
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Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter

Joseph "EvaJ" Evans has over 10 years of music production experience, professional training from Full Sail University in recording arts, and several music placements on major networks such as MTV, VH1, Bravo, and TruTV. Join over 15,000 students learning how to professionally produce music in his online music production training school today!