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How to censor words using sound effects

Permanent link to this post Posted by carryoutkyle » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:42 am

Dear members,

Hi, I was wondering whether any knows how to use Audacity to make sound effects that censor explicit words. It is very hard to describe but it is a common technique used on radio edits and I've always wanted to know how to do it.

I would prefer not to use silence and I don' t think the 'reverse' effect is always the best option.

I have attached a short sample of a song which uses the effect I am talking about.

Many thanks,
carryoutkyle
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Re: How to censor words using sound effects

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:50 pm

I can't hear any word obliteration in that sample, but that is not my kind of music. What are the words and where is the obliterated word amongst that?

You could keep it simple and beep a word out with Generate > Tone... . The tone does not have to be loud.


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Re: How to censor words using sound effects

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:43 pm

carryoutkyle wrote: It is very hard to describe but it is a common technique used on radio edits and I've always wanted to know how to do it.
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You can do that using "sliding time-scale / pitch shift" ...

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But you'll have to repeat (Ctrl+R) the effect 2 or 3 times though.

Ideally you should only apply this effect to the vocal track alone, not the music, but you probably won't have the seperate tracks, (unlike the producers of the radio-edit ).
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Re: How to censor words using sound effects

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:06 am

The attached plugin produces a similar effect : it's like "scratching" vinyl records, which can be used to censor words .
The effect only works on audio less than 2 seconds duration, (when the sample rate is @44100Hz).

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Re: How to censor words using sound effects

Permanent link to this post Posted by carryoutkyle » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:23 am

Thank you very much for your help everyone! :)
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