Audacity for Instructors and Podcasters - Audacity Mastery
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Audacity for Instructors and Podcasters - Audacity Mastery

Learn how to use Audacity to produce high quality audio content for your podcast or video tutorials
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Last updated 5/2015
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • confidently use Audacity
  • identify which content is perfectly suitable for your info products and which content is beyond repair
  • add plenty of effects to your audio material
  • create high quality audio tracks for your videos
  • You will need an interest in audio editing
  • You will need a computer with Audacity
  • You will need material to practice the information I gave you in this course

Do you have a video podcast?

Do you have a Youtube channel for your own videos?

Do you want your audience to have the best user experience when it comes to audio?

Do you want to drive more sales with your video content?

Do you want to edit your videos with quality open source software?

Do you want to learn how much quality and knowledge is packed into open source software?

Do you want to get the “feeling” to intuitively choose the right tools for your content?

Do you want to learn a ton of tricks for Audacity?

If your answer was YES to some of the questions, this course might be of interest to you.

Audacity is THE audio editing software of choice.

Even Udemy recommends it as high quality audio editing software. Besides the high quality of the product, it is open source = FREE!

You can use Audacity to edit the quality of your audio tracks.

That means you can:

  • remove background noise and other undesired noise types
  • add effects like fade in
  • put special emphasis on certain parts of your audio track
  • adjust your voice
  • make gender specific adjustments
  • change pitch and tempo
  • and much more

To put it in a nutshell: Audacity is extremely versatile and a MUST for anybody producing high quality video content.

When I created this course I put full emphasis on a structured and didactically sound way to gently show you how audio editing works. This course is especially suited towards Instructors and Podcasters – but anybody working with audio content can benefit a great deal of this course.

I think that audio editing is much like an art. There are no fixed rules. It is a very intuitive task which you will get better in every time you practice it. In this tutorial I will show you what can be accomplished with Audacity once have got the right feeling.

High quality audio content is paramount to video based information products like online tutorials. Without high quality audio, you might not even get published on some platforms like Udemy. Simply spoken, Audacity will lead you to more sales.

Who this course is for:
  • If you have a video blog or a podcast, this course is for you!
  • If you create online courses or do online teaching with video on demand content, this course is for you!
  • If you create private videos and want your audio to be as clear as it gets, this course is for you!
  • If you want to upload high quality material on Vimeo or Youtube, this course is for you!
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 02:11:42
+ Set up
5 lectures 13:46

You will hear some tips concerning hardwares:

  • finding the priorities.
Preview 02:22

Choosing the right mouth-mic distance can save your life - or at least you have much less to do with your recordings :)

Preview 02:16
  1. Some information about the program we are going to use.
  2. Downloading and installing the corresponding version.
Preview 03:40

Our first steps in Audacity:

  • quick walkthrough on the program's interface;
  • important settings.
Preview 05:28
+ Finding your way in Audacity
6 lectures 33:24
  1. Proper ways to import existing data into Audacity.
  2. Tips for an efficient editing job.
Importing audio to the program

How to record with Audacity:

  • features of the 'Transport Toolbar';
  • about the opportunities Audacity offers for recordings;
  • key combinations.

How to record with Audacity

In this lecture we are going to learn more about the menu options of the individual audio tracks.

Track Options

The Six Section Toolbox:

  • about the usage of the editing tools Audacity offers;
  • Selection Tool;
  • Time Shift Tool;
  • Zoom Tool;
  • Draw Tool;
  • Envelope Tool;
  • Multi Tool;
  • their shortcuts.
The Editing Toolbox

About the sound generating feature of the program. How to make custom sounds and noises for your projects.

Generating Sounds

Audacity offers many ways to save your work - In this lecture I'm going to show you how to use the popular ways.

  • Audacity project files;
  • uncompressed products;
  • how to produce MP3 file with Audacity.
Ways to save your file
+ Effects
8 lectures 51:49

Let's dive deep in Audacity!

  • about the opportunities;
  • about the borders of sound editing;
  • useful tips.
Introduction to Audacity's Effects

In this video I'm going to show you how to

  • remove the frequent background noise from your recordings;
  • set up the 'Noise removal' properly;
  • get rid off additional noises.
Noise removing on various ways

Audacity offers multiple tools to change the quality of your recording's volume

  • which trick does not work;
  • track volume;
  • Amplify effect;
  • Normalize effect;
  • the Compressor;
  • the Hard Limiter;
  • the Envelope Tool.
How to change the volume of your recording on a proper way

Additional improvement on your audio to make it even more professional sounding.

  1. Fade In / Fade Out effects.
  2. Cross Fade In / Cross Fade Out effects.
  3. How to make proper cross fading effects.
Make your audio sound smooth - The Fade Effects

Quality improvement tools for richer tone and better sounding.

  • definitions: Speed, Tempo, Pitch;
  • Change Speed;
  • Change Tempo;
  • Change Pitch;
  • Equalizer.
Tools to improve the quality of your audio

A graphic featuring the main characteristics of Audacity.

Effects grouped by functions
1 page
Check out your knowledge concerning Audacity's effects
5 questions

Download the .ZIP file

Third-party compressor for a professional result - part I.
Third-party compressor for a professional result - part II.
+ Workshop on audio improvement
2 lectures 08:49
How to separate an audio track from its video track
+ Time saving
5 lectures 19:54
Key combinations

Leave messages for yourself or for your college/freelancer

  • how to use the Label Track;
  • how to edit while using it;
  • Sync Lock Track.
Adding Labels to your project

Make your work with audacity faster, and save time.

  • how to use the 'Chains' feature of Audacity
  • how to add new chains
  • how to edit chains
  • how to apply chains in various cases
Accelerate your work with Audacity
Using noise removal in chains

A list about the frequently used key combinations to make your work more efficient.

Frequently Used Keyboard Shortcuts
2 pages