Advanced Audacity Bootcamp
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Advanced Audacity Bootcamp

This Course is an Advanced Level Course on Audacity Audio Editing Software
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Created by Mike Adams
Last updated 5/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Advanced podcast and voice editing skills using Audacity.
  • Advanced podcast and voice editing tools available in Audacity.
  • Advanced audio leveling and mastering principles, LUFS, and additional software tools available for track leveling and mastering.
Requirements
  • Suggested but not Required: My Beginning and Intermediate Audacity Podcast Editing courses.
  • You should have prior experience with Audacity.
Description

Advanced Audacity Bootcamp explores many of the features and tools within Audacity and how to use them in podcast editing and production. This advanced course will enhance your confidence and increase your abilities and skills in using Audacity as your podcast editing and production tool. It assumes completion of my Intermediate Audacity Bootcamp course, or advanced skills and experience using Audacity. This course consists of 27 lectures distributed across four sections:

1. Multi Track Editing

2. Understanding Voice Frequency

3. Final Touches

4. Getting Your Podcast Out The Door

We explore topics like graphic EQ, the filter curve, compression, normalization, voiceovers, voice frequency, the draw tool, metadata, LUFS, stereo vs mono, templates, filters, multi track editing, and Audacity plugins. Thank you for your interest in this course and I hope to see you inside.

Who this course is for:
  • Podcast editors and producers using Audacity
  • Podcast editors and producers who are ready to move beyond the basics into more advanced audio production techniques.
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 03:57:00
+ Multi-Track Editing
6 lectures 35:31

Welcome to the course! Let's talk about what to expect from taking this course.

Preview 02:56

Let's talk about what you'll learn in this first section of the course.

Preview 02:17

What's the difference between importing tracks into Audacity and recording in Audacity? What's a good way to organize your tracks for editing?

Importing and Positioning Tracks
05:33

Let's take a look at the Auto Duck tool in Audacity and see what it will do for us.

Voiceover Using Auto-Duck
05:52

Since we're talking about voiceovers, let's take a look at the Envelope Tool.

Voiceover Using The Envelope Tool
15:56

Let's talk about the importance of cleaning up any microphone bleed over that can occur between tracks.

Cleaning Up Cross-Track Microphone Bleed
02:57
+ understanding Voice Frequency
7 lectures 01:17:38

Let's take a moment to talk about what you'll learn in this section of the course.

Preview 01:43

Since podcasts are voice recordings, let's talk about voice frequency.

What is Voice Frequency?
03:51

Let's take a look at Audacity's Graphic EQ tool.

Graphic EQ
24:43

With the Graphic EQ tool behind us, let's look at the Filter Curve. I think you'll prefer it over the Graphic EQ.

Filter Curve
15:29

Let's talk next about high-pass and low-pass filters.

Low Pass and High Pass Filters
06:46

What is compression and should I use it? Let's talk about it.

Compression
16:52

Should I normalize my tracks? What's the difference between normalization and compression?

Normalization
08:14
+ Final Touches
7 lectures 47:32

Let's talk about what you'll learn in Section 3.

Preview 02:38

Do you use templates? I do. Let's talk about them.

Creating and Using Templates
05:12

What happens when I convert a track from stereo to mono or from mono to stereo? Should I be doing this?

Stereo to Mono, Mono to Stereo
09:10

What's the difference between mix and render and mix and render to a new track?

Preview 08:12

Let's take a look at this useful tool within Audacity.

The Draw Tool
07:33

What are plugins and how to I add or remove them?

Add/Remove Plugins
08:35

Keyboard shortcuts can be a real time-saver when editing.

Keyboard Shortcuts
06:12
+ Getting Your Podcast Out The Door
7 lectures 01:16:19

Let's talk about what you'll learn in this last section of the course.

Preview 03:41

Should I export my podcast in MP3 or M4A? What's the difference?

Exporting Your Podcast
14:01

Metadata is text information about your podcast that gets electronically attached to each episode. Let's talk about it.

What Is Metadata?
10:56

Let's talk about LUFS. The LUFS standard for stereo podcasting is -16 LUFS. For mono podcasting, the LUFS target is -19 LUFS. But what does that mean and what is LUFS? Be sure to check out the additional resources in the resources folder for this lesson.

What is LUFS and Setting LUFS Levels in Audacity
12:14

Let's talk about the Auphonic Leveler as a production tool in addition to Audacity. The Auphonic Leveler desktop app is an indispensable tool for leveling the audio levels in your podcast episodes and bringing them to the -16 LUFS standard for stereo podcasts and -19 LUFS for mono podcasts. FYI, I have no affiliation with the fine folks at Auphonic. I just find their product invaluable in podcast and video production.

NOTE: The Auphonic Desktop Leveler removes any metadata in your audio file. If you're going to use the desktop Leveler, wait to add metadata until after you've leveled your audio.

The Auphonic Leveler Desktop App
26:42

What should I look for in a podcast host? What's important?

Hosting Your Podcast
06:06

Yay! You've finished. Congratulations! Please consider leaving me a review.

Congratulations and Thank You
02:39