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LATEST COURSE UPDATE: NOV 2016
Are you struggling with your sound recording? This is the course for you... it’s actually two courses in one – why?
Because this course offers a two way approach.
If you need great results fast you can follow the Fast Path. This Fast Path is like painting by numbers. You get all the figures and settings and you are ready to go. If you can follow all the mentioned steps and equipment recommendations exactly then you are ready and start working on your courses while you sound is polished already.
The second path – the Knowledge Path – is intended for those of you who cannot follow the fast path settings exactly, may it be because of different equipment or due to other restrictions.
The Knowledge Path enables you to troubleshoot your audio equipment, adapt software settings to your needs and suggests changes to your recording environment to achieve the intended result.
You will get:
This course will also enable you to make informed decisions about your equipment like software, plugins, microphones, amplifiers or audio interfaces and not to forget your recording room settings.
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|Section 1: Intro|
Why Audio Quality is so importantPreview
My Story - 3 Month of Struggle
|Section 2: What is Sound|
Basics of Sound Explained
Audacity Scales Explained
|Section 3: Sound Input / Recording|
Stereo vs. Mono
Microphone Pickup PatternsPreview
Blue Yeti Pickup Pattern
What is Phantom Power?
XLR Type Connectors vs. USB
Understanding Loudness | Part I
Understanding Loudness | Part II
Windows Microphone Settings
|Section 4: Audio Workflow - Follow these Steps to Great Sound Fast|
Audio Workflow 1: Saving Your Backup Data
Workflow 2: Noise Reduction
Workflow 3: EQ (Equalizer)
Workflow 4: „Noise“ Gate
Workflow 5: Compressor/Leveler
Workflow 6: Limiter
Workflow 6.1: Normalization
Workflow 7: Save compressed mp3 File
|Section 5: New: Detailed Sample Worflow with Audacity|
New: Download of Audacity and LAMPE MP3 EncoderPreview
New: Audacity Important PreferencesPreview
Peak Recording Level is -12 dB
This will give us some headroom (safety space) - just in case you talk louder or get closer to the microphone (which results in louder recording).
12 dB Headroom from a perceptual point of view represents a bit more than a doubling in Loudness.
What does 12 dB Headroom mean for you?
|Section 6: Multiplying Audacity's Power with Plugins|
This is important: In order to use Audio Plugins you need to understand and select the right audio driver model in Audacity. Audio Plugins improve the capabilities and bring Audacity to the next level. There are hundreds of great free plugins available - I help you to find the best ones and to optimize Audacity to use them properly!
This video will cover the best websites with great free plugins. The video shows where and which bundles to download. After this we go into the download and installation optimization details which are important to let Audacity recognize the new plugins.
This video will show you the best places for free and highly discounted plugins. We will download, install and optimize the structure so that it all works with Audacity.
|Section 7: Proper Microphone Technique|
How to Position and Speak Into Your Mic for Best Quality
|Section 8: Intended Audio Loudness Level|
Intended Target Loudness
Almost all devices have loudness knobs - so why do you need to care about a certain loudness level?
Well, your correct recording loudness level determines if your listeners can actually hear what you say.
If you record too low, then your listeners will have a hard time even with the maximum loudness settings on their devices. Especially if they are traveling or are in noisy environments like busses or trains...
So the question comes up,
This video will give you an introduction into what correct Audio files look like and we start a short dive into the subject of Peak Levels and Loudness Levels.
|Section 9: One Klick Audio Solution|
Levelator is a one click batch processor that does actually all the heavy work for you.
In this video will learn were to download the Leveleator programm and how to use it.
|Section 10: Tipps and Tricks|
01: Little Tipps for Consistent Audio Input Levels - Remembering Settings
|Section 11: Course Ressources|
Audio Loundess File for Reference
Loudness Examples by Frequency | 50/60 Hz Files for Reference & Troubleshooting
Trouble Shooting Chart I - Noise Types
Trouble Shooting Chart II - Source of Error
English:- Instructor at the Adult Education Center in Germany, Stuttgart & Ludwigsburg- Trainer and Coach for individual software solutions.
Deutsch:- Erfahrung als Dozent an den Volkshochschulen in Stuttgart und Ludwigsburg.- Trainer und Coach für individuelle Software Lösungen.
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