Audacity Editing Certificate Program

Lesson 2: Recording and Basic Editing

Introduction

Welcome to Lesson 2 of our Audacity training series! In this lesson, we’ll dive into the basic audio editing tools that Audacity offers. You’ll learn how to select, trim, and manipulate audio clips to begin crafting your sound. This foundation is essential for anyone looking to edit audio effectively, ensuring your projects have the professional touch they need. Let’s get started and explore the powerful editing capabilities of Audacity.

Note about Audacity versions: The version used in the course videos may be a different version than yours, but still remain relevant. Your version may look slightly different.

Step 1: WATCH: Record, Play, Input, Output

Practice:

Following along with the video, Conduct a test recording with Audacity reading this script:

“Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. By the way, did you know that bananas are berries, but strawberries aren’t? Now, back to our regular programming. This is a test audio recording for Aftersight.”

Do as many tests as you wish to practice switching between recording devices.

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    Step 2: WATCH: Basic Audio Editing Tools

    Watch the video and follow along.

    Step 3: WATCH: Cut, Copy, & Paste Sound

    Practice:

    Now, with the test recording you recorded in step 1, cut out “By the way, did you know that bananas are berries, but strawberries aren’t? Now, back to our regular programming.” but keep the first and last sentences.

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      Conclusion

      Great job completing Lesson 2 of our Audacity training series! You’ve learned how to use Audacity’s basic audio editing tools to select, trim, and manipulate audio clips. These skills are the building blocks for creating polished and professional audio projects.

      Remember, practice is key to mastering these tools, so keep experimenting with different audio clips to enhance your editing prowess.

      Ready to take your skills to the next level? Let’s continue our journey in the world of audio editing with Audacity. Move on to Lesson 3. See you there!

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