Combining Separate Word Recordings Fluidly.

HI, I’m rather new to editing in Audacity. I have taken on a project that requires me to record some audio from various movies, and then edit the audio down to single words. Then, use those single words to make new sentences. I was wondering how I could approach this problem. Specifically, the actor I’m using is Morgan Freeman. I have taken audio from Through The Wormhole, Seven, and The Shawshank Redemption. If anyone could point me in the right direction with this project, that would be great. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Try to match the volumes (best done by ear). Use the Amplify effect to adjust the volumes.

Then, use a [u]crossfade[/u] where the words splice together. The crossfade should probably be on the order of 1/10th of second or so.

:frowning: You’ll probably never get anything that sounds natural. We don’t pause between words so it’s often difficult to isolate a word and keep the entire word while eliminating the sounds from the preceding & following words. Then, the intonation varies depending on where the word is in the sentence, if the word is emphasized, if it’s a question, etc. If you take dialog from different movies (or different parts of the same movie) you’ll have different background sounds & music, and probably a different “character” to the voice and overall sound.

Sometimes you can edit/sensor a word or phrase out of a sentence and get acceptable natural-sounding results. Or, you can generally chop-out a whole sentence. But, moving words around like you can do in a word processor just doesn’t work “nicely”.