Mixing Audio for Animation in Audacity
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Mixing Audio for Animation in Audacity

Learn how to put together the music, dialogue and sound effects in a single mix to use in your animation.
4.4 (44 ratings)
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3,498 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use Audacity to Edit and Mix Audio
  • Record Audio with decent quality using their Smart Phone
  • Clean and improve their audio recordings inside Audacity
  • Edit and Mix audio for an animated film
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Requirements
  • Use a PC at a beginner level
  • Use any internet browser to download the required FREE software
Description

In this course you will learn how to use audacity to mix down the audio for your animations.

Before starting, I will show you how to download this free software.

Then we will learn how to create a new project

Then I will show you some tricks to playback the audio, how to transport the cursor up and down, how to zoom in, zoom out.

How to manage different tracks, work with waveforms, understanding the spectrogram...

The difference between stereo and mono channels.

Then after you know all the basics, we will dive in to learn how to use the tools so you can understand the editing process inside audacity.

How to cut, move clips around, use labels.

And also, how to record audio with your smart phone, and make it sound decent, when you have no budget.

You will learn a little bit about acoustics.

And if you have a studio room with foam on the walls, then I will show you how to record inside audacity.

Then, I will show you how to improve your recordings, we will take the recording made with my smart phone, clean it up, use some equalization and compression, and make it sound good enough for a simple animation.

Then we will edit the audio and do the mixing for a little scene of an animated short.

Ok.

So, hop right in, enroll and let's get it started with this journey, so you can start mixing the audio for your animations.

See you inside!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners interested in learning how to mix audio for their animation
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
02:28:04
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Introduction to the Course
3 Lectures 05:38

In this lesson you will get to know the different topics that we will cover in this course.

Preview 01:58

In this lesson you will learn how to download audacity.

Preview 01:02

In this lesson you will learn how projects work in audacity, how creating a new one opens a new window.

Preview 02:38
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Getting Familiar with Audacity
5 Lectures 34:50

In this lesson you will learn about the different tricks you can use to playback your sound.

Preview 07:33

In this lesson you will learn the different ways in which you can do zoom in and zoom out, and how to navigate across the timeline.

Zooming And Navegation
05:53

In this lesson you will learn how to manage tracks, move them and change them.

Managing Tracks
09:22

In this lesson you will learn the difference between waveform and spectogram.

Showing Waveform And Spectogram
06:14

In this lesson you will learn about mono tracks and stereo tracks, and how they sound on both speakers, left and right.

Mono And Stereo Tracks
05:48
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Tools and Techniques for Recording and Mixing
11 Lectures 01:47:44

In this lesson you will learn how to edit tracks.

Editing Tracks
09:00

In this lesson you will learn how to use labels to identify sections in your project.

Using Labels to Identify Sections
06:49

In this lesson you will learn about acoustics and how to improve them to record audio with your smart phone.

Recording Audio with your Smart Phone and Good Acoustics
08:52

In this lesson you will learn how to record audio with your computer once you have the correct acoustics in your computer room.

Recording Audio Inside Audacity
05:23

In this lesson you will learn how to clean the audio of your recording.

Cleaning and Improving the Recorded Audio
10:03

In this lesson you will learn how to use the compressor and understand its functions.

Compressing to Improve Audio Levels
16:00

In this lesson you will learn how to edit audio using the different tools inside audacity.

Editing Audio with the different tools in Audacity
12:47

Download the Project Files to Follow Along
00:06

In this lesson you will learn how to mix the audio of a scene. We will start with the ambiance sound, then add some music and sound effects.

Mixing a Scene - Music and Sound Effects
18:50

In this lesson you will learn how to finish off the mixing of the audio for the scene.

Adding Dialogue to Finishing off the Scene
19:16

BONUS LESSON: What's Next?
00:37
About the Instructor
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With a background of 10 years in the film industry at Autumn Leave Films, and with over 30 short films produced to this date, we are a group of animators who love to share everything we know about animation, from pre-production, animation, to post production.

Our aim is to equip future animators with all the necessary techniques and tips to help them do better projects. Our courses will help beginners along with intermediate users.

We have helped more than 22,000+ students to discover techniques and all the knowledge they need to start animating their projects.