I’ve recorded the audio for a podcast and need to do some basic editing before releasing. I’m a brand-new Audacity user and I’m looking for basic tutorial videos that are easy to understand. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I don’t recall any specific video recommendations posted here. Perhaps @kozikowski will have a suggestion.
You would think this would be a natural, right? Bang out a couple of How-To videos and be a hero. It’s been tried. You always run into the same problems. Audacity changes so much that by the time you finish production and editing the video, Audacity has moved on and your instructions don’t work any more. This is above the instructions that don’t work right and have never worked. Yes, there are a couple of those.
I have been collecting some productions, but they almost universally have a Goal such as Read For Audiobooks, Make A Fortune, and Retire to the Coast.
And there is a more physical problem. I have a studio. I know it looks like a bedroom, but it’s soundproofed and I can easily cut nice-sounding voice tracks with no echo or other sound damage. So all you need is a house originally owned by a man whose son played drums.
Piece of cake, right?
I have one possibility. The link is on another computer. As we go.
There are several YouTube videos from Josh Meyer, Voice Over Master. He produces on-the-fly videos for his workflow and process.
See how this works. He has multiple videos. Look around.
You are replacing a crew. Producer, Engineer, and Voice Talent. It’s not that easy to just drop in and crank out award-winning shows, although it seems like people are doing that. Quite a few people have troubles and never produce anything. That’s the Hollywood Method. Never show the mistakes.
You’ll note that Meyer sounds like he’s 6 feet tall and is very well endowed. That’s part of the job. Even if he’s not, he sounds like he is.
After you get the sound files to come out right (Engineer), you have to become the Voice Talent. There is a sister forum posting who got their sound files and quality nailed, but they sound awkward and frightened while reading their script. That doesn’t work. You have to cover everything
This video turned up in the YouTube mélange. You remember Josh. He’s the man who sounds like he has three…um… has a really deep voice. I have not watched this video, so the first viewer gets to post back how it went.
Remember, it’s a forum. Users helping each other.
Josh Meyer… Voice Over Master
You Tube video
Audacity Pass ACX -
-ULTIMATE GUIDE for Narrators and Podcasters -
-Audacity Tutorial 2021 - Free EQs
What does the Producer do? The Producer wrote the check to buy the microphone. The Producer is going to submit your 192 Constant-Quality Mono MP3 book chapter files to ACX.
The Producer (always capitalized) has final say.
Thanks so much Koz, I really appreciate your help!
Thanks Jademan - I appreciate the help!
I watched a bit of Josh’s ACX presentation. This may not be the best option for First Time Users. I’m open for another video recommendation.
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