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Audacity Crash Course: Record great audio voice-over!

teacher avatar Lukas Vyhnalek, Microsoft Employee, Programming Teacher

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21 Lessons (1h 20m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:08
    • 2. 01Install Audacity

      4:16
    • 3. 02Recording

      5:10
    • 4. 03ImportingAudio

      2:52
    • 5. 04 Audio Cutting and Moving

      3:34
    • 6. 05HowToAddTracs

      4:12
    • 7. 06GeneratingAudio

      9:25
    • 8. 07CopyPasteEdit

      3:47
    • 9. 08TheEnvelopeTool

      5:21
    • 10. 09PenSampleEditing

      3:45
    • 11. 10EffectsAmplify

      4:03
    • 12. 11ChengeThePitch

      3:45
    • 13. 12ChangeSpeed

      1:18
    • 14. 13FadeInFadeOut

      2:44
    • 15. 14Compresor

      1:58
    • 16. 15Equalization

      4:35
    • 17. 16ExportAudio

      4:11
    • 18. 17WhyIsVocalExcerciseImportant

      2:12
    • 19. 18LipRoll

      3:48
    • 20. 19VocalFry

      4:10
    • 21. 20Mum

      4:12
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About This Class

Do you want to master Audacity?

Well, you have come to the right place. In this course I will discuss everything you need to know in order to record, edit and export great audio, using audacity.

I explain how to use effects in audacity, how to generate audio, how to export your audacity project to mp3.

My name is Luke, I have been using audacity since 2013. I have plenty of experience with Audio Recording and Editing.

What will I learn?

  • Install Audacity

  • Record Audio

  • Import Audio

  • Generate Audio

  • Edit Audio

  • Put Effect on Audio

  • Use Compression

  • Use Equalization

  • UseĀ  Fade In, Fade Out

  • Use Amplify

  • How to Export into MP3

  • How to Export into WAV

  • BONUS: Vocal Exercises to protect your voice

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Lukas Vyhnalek

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1. Introduction: Hello. My name is Lou. Can I will be your instructor throughout. Discourse I have been using are the city since 2013 and I'm a recording artist and instructor. So I have a ton off experience with audio recording and editing. And this course you will learn how to use our dust city. I explained everything you need to know in order to record overhead like this one. If you have never used Auto City, Don't worry, course is beginner friendly. I show you how to install Otto City, how to record how to edit, how to add effects and how to export to empty free. Another thing I want to mention is that my job does not end by making these video lectures . If you have any problems or questions, you can always reach out to me. Mostly I respond within a day, and that's pretty much it. Thanks for your time. And I will see you in the course 2. 01Install Audacity: Okay. Hello, Gas. And welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, I will talk about how to install audacity, though. Let's get started. Simply right. Otto City into Google or whatever browser you use and then clink on dis ling. Or you can go directly to dissipate on a city team. That or bad something similar to dissipate should load. And then you want to download out a city. There are a couple off operating system. So you want to download the version that is right for your operating system? No, I'm on windows, so I will download for Windows here on Lennox. You obviously want to download for the Knicks. And here you want to click whatever highly won't simply just go with the insular and it should just work. It work just fine. But when I click on Dad, it takes me to this page where I click on the download orders today. Windows installer. It started down holdings this file. Okay, it starts downloading for second time. Oh, yeah, it already started when I get got to dispatch. Right. So don't click on this very about dad. And once it is downloaded it, simply open it either. by clicking on this or finding the file in your folder that once you click on this, it should Gana the operating system should ask you whether you want to allow this application to run. You definitely want to do that, though. Hits yes, when you can and And OK, and this window should pop up. So in here, you select the language you want. I will just like English it. Okay, obviously, if you won't like Spanish, you can select Spanish. Then this window she foot pop in here just welcomes you. So click net next and here, Daddy kind of license agreement and stuff like that. The Auto Cities software is free, open source, so there are no charge there. Then you can select a folder where you want to install the Auto City. I will just sit next, and you also can create a desktop short cat. I will just give that check and I won't reset any preferences and hit next and instil. The instilling part should be British Quick, since Auto City is a simple software, it's mostly made for, like recording overheads and not not exactly made for, like recording music. The software that is made for recording music is much more complicated. There are much more effects. The other cities software. It's more for, like overheads for video lectures, ideal for instructors. Or you can use it for both casts or, like most ladies speaking part okay or just simple editing. So if you want to add it from audio, for example, make a spunk shorter for some reason. You can definitely do Dad, though in here you can see ones again. I'm information. So make sure to go through this and want to read these hit next and then finished and when . Once you had the finish button, it will automatically launch order City for you and and here we have it. No, this is the auto city ready to record, ready to edit register. Do all guys offensive stuff that we will do later on in this curse. So if you have any questions, feel free to ask if you are having any trouble. Feel free to ask, and I will soon exam 3. 02Recording: Well, hello, guys. And welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, I will show you the probably most important thing. Dad, you need to know. And that is how you can record your audio. No, you can basically do Dad by hitting this record button. So if you hit, click on this and will create new kind of audio track and in here you can, As you can see, there are lines. As I'm speaking to PTI, Michael, for this microphone is connected to the Arctic to the computer and the computer kind of, I don't know does some magic, and it works, so yeah, that is basically how it works when you want to stop recording once you are happy with what do you just said? You hit this stuff button, you can Dan, I don't go to forward or go to the end of track. I will just go to forward, and by this button you will play it. And by it is but new posts. So I'm not sure whether you can hear it, but it just went out of my speakers from my computer. So yeah, when you want to kind of that the that the Yeah, And when you play and caused the track, you need to also stop by this button in order to then kind of change some settings in here . Okay, so when you, for example, he display and any cause you need to this stuff button in order to change this settings. So why am I talking about this iss you maybe Maybe you have a problem with the track, for example, like I do. Because this is this is really bad because this place on Lee from and no left speaker or right speaker, I'm not quite sure which which drag is left. But as you can see, the down down part is just like mute, right? And why is that? Well, this microphone is on Li mon. Oh, so that means only left or right and in here is selected the stereo. So you probably want to record in mono because if you are have like one microphone, you want to probably record model. So you want to record stereo in case you, for example, Digby sound from two microphones or stuff like that. But I will just hit this one mono recording and then I will do it again. So I will delete these diss track simply by clicking on this cross this close and in here I will record again. And as you can see, as I'm speaking, there are only one part. And if this recording new mono, but as a result, this will play as a stereo. This will play from both speakers. I often hear a problem when somebody's making a video, and the sound is coming only from one speaker. So that is because of this. And another thing is that you might be facing a problem that you are kind of accepting the sound from other microphone, though if you have, for example, like me, you have some cool device I want. I want Show it. Bar is link on. My store is like external, like a sound card. I would call this and you connected to your your computer right, but also your computer have a built in microphone so sometimes can happen that the built in microphone selected as a default. So even though I am talking to this kind of offensive microphone, I would say the audio is recorded by the crappy microphone in here, so that's a huge mistake, right? You definitely want to check this out and make sure that it is connected that the right microphone is connected. Also, you might not hear your audio when you hit the playback button, you may not hear it, and that is because your speakers are selected the wrong way, though, for example, you selected these speakers on your external music card and you don't connect your your speakers to your music card, right? You connect these speakers to your A laptop, though you need to select the right kind. Ah, I don't know properties. The rain right devices in order for this to work, okay. And that is pretty much it for this lecture. If you have any questions, feel free to ask if you have any problems. If something isn't working, feel free to ask, and I will soon exam 4. 03ImportingAudio: Well, hello, guests. And welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, I will show you how you can import the audio from your PC. Let's say that you already recorded something or did you want to? I don't know. At some sound effects are whatever, right? So simply go to file and then to import in here, you want to probably import audio in case you want to report. Include import minutes big on this. But in most cases, you want to include audio. So click on this. And in here you will simply find whatever you are looking for. I already prepared some audio. It's like introduction for my other curs. So simply selected hit open and end. This warning will pop pop. And it basically says that when you can be a when you import a music file or some audio to your project and then edit it, it can be edited as the imported audio. So there will not be any copy and you will you you will lose the previously mate audio the imported audio. If you, for example make a mistake or I don't know. So if if you cut it up onto pieces and then delete on part. You will not get these parts back. Okay, so there is. That is why we are Dust City is asking you whether you want to make a copy off the files before editing. And I always make this. I always check this up. Okay. So you can also read the file directly from the original, which is faster because it doesn't have to create a copy of the file, But it's not safe for right. That's the gays when you edit it and you can go back. So I always check this one. You can also Yeah, this one up. So it will. It will not warn you again. And it will use always this option that you selected, right? So if you are just like me and you know that you will always like this one, make sure to hit this one and this one and then hit, okay? And it will import d audio into your auto city project. As you can see, it is right here, and it's a stereo audio because it was recorded in stereo, so Yeah, but it's it will just work just fine. And yeah, that's pretty much it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I will sue next time 5. 04 Audio Cutting and Moving: Well, hello, gas. And welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, I will talk about how to cat your audio. So let's get started. I got here prepared them imported imported audio that we imported in previous lecture. And let's get it up though First of all, I will let you listen. Waas, My name is Luke and I will be your instructor. Yeah, just just normal audio. It's it's a overhead for my introduction. Lecture off. I don't know some curse. And in here you can see the white spots right in here. Nothing happens and I definitely don't want Don't want the quiet spot in here. So what I will do ISS. I will get rid of it and simply by electing by my mice implode, drag and drop it. Okay, Once you're happy with the selection, you can go in here and click on these scissors Or you can click on control and X, and it will get out your part. So are you ready? And it is going So right now the audio starts right away and that is their go. If you want to be extremely precise, you can use this zoom too. And by left click, you zoom in by right click. You zoom out on your audio right, though, if you zoom in and then if you kind of know you can zoom in like, really precisely, though that is maybe too much bad. Anyway, let's say that I, for example, want to delete this part. So I changed too. This selection to and I want to, for example, the lead, this part because I have made a mistake in there. So I selected and got it with dessert, though. But now let's say that this part of the bit A a bit after dis part right, Let's say that the video is now, like, not synchronized with the audio. And I would like from from this point on to be, I would like to move this part right. I can do that, and I will simply split this audio track into two, and I will select the part where I split it simply by clicking right. So let's say that I am not quite sure where it waas but air in here. Well, let's say that in here, and I want to split this part and this part, so I click on the part where I want to split and click on control. I so control I and it will split the audio. So right now I can move around with these two. So when I click on this, too, it is called time shift to And then when I drag and drop it this audio, I can move it around right. And this audio stays the same. So, for example, when I want a on no. Two seconds off silence, I can move it like this and there will be two seconds of silence and stuff like that. So yeah, that is basically how you can, how you can capped and move your audio around. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask ins I will soon extend. 6. 05HowToAddTracs: Well, hello, gas. And welcome to this lecture and this lecture. I will talk about how to add treks to your project. Though simply click on this track and in here you can see at new so it will add a new affect. Your project. So, for example, if I want to I don't know if I recorded audio for this part and this part, but I want to record now for this part. Okay, So I can definitely do that. And I will just add new audio track for that. So right now, if I want to record in any of these, as you can see, when I click on one of these, it gets selected by the border as N. C. Right here. Here. And when I click on that, it means that this track iss active. So right now, when I hit the record button in here, I am recording into this kind of track. Okay, though it gets recorded, and then I can do all kinds of fancy. Start with that. No, Sorry. I will stop it and using this stuff button. And yeah, though right now, if I want to add multiple tracks, I want to add even more track. I can do that. Make sure just like the right track. In my case, the right is more mono But you can also You also may want to add very old track, right? So be careful about what you select. But anyway, if you select the wrong one, you can simply deleted by clicking on this on the X button Red though Daddy said another thing I want to touch on s these two things in your audio track. So what these things does Well, this first thing either makes it makes it louder or softer. Right? So as you can see this, this audio is much more louder than this one. So, for example, I want to make this this audio softer, so I will, like, make it minus 11 disa bells and I make this one a bit ive It's louder. OK, so another thing you may want to do so This is for a volume part and this thing is for the speaker balance. So you have left and right speaker, right? Bad. You may want the audio to be played more in the left speaker and in the right speaker. You for example, one of the background music or whatever right? This is not do a rare to mix these settings in. For example, when you record overhead, you probably want your voice to be on the center so that it goes to left and to right beaker. Dilantin balance. So yes, so it is. It's the most comfort, comfortable settings for a listener. But in rare cases where you, for example, adding a sound effects, and I know a intro, you may want to play with this. I just want to make sure that you know what does thus. So, for example, when I managed to left, it will be played. Onley from the left speaker for the right speaker will be mute. And another thing is that you have here the button, this mute button. So when you click on that, this audio well, as you can see, it's kind of darker, and this audio will not be played, will not be sported. When you exported Project into, for example, and be free. This will not be in the project will not be played. It's just muted. And when you change it to solo, that means any other track in this project will be also muted, though if there were another track under it will be also muted. Same as this 1st 1 If you want to turn it off, simply click on the solo button again. So, yeah, that is pretty much it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will see you next time. 7. 06GeneratingAudio: Well, hello, gas. And welcome to this lecture and this lecture I will talk about how you can generate sound. Yes, you can generate sound. You don't have to record sound by ourselves. So let's get started. When you're in outer city, simply go to generate and in here you can. You have all kinds of fancy stuff you can generate. So let's go through these all So I First of all, click on this 1st 1 It's called shrimp and in here you can select way form. I will just keep it sign. You can select frequency from an ending frequency. You can select amplitude. You can change this one. It's it's up to you and you can change the duration. So, for example, it should be 30 seconds by default. So when you click on that, you can change it. So I changed it the 32nd and hit OK. It will import the sound. It will generate the sound. Somehow computer generates it bad. Yeah. Now when I play it, you will hurt it. So listen. Ah! So as you can hear its ganda annoying noise and it's just a audio that gives from some frequency to out of frequency and for some time, right. So when I deleted and generated again in here, you can see the start frequency. So that is D Tone where the sound starts and the end frequency. So that is the tone where the in the 30 seconds, Right, So the ending tone and in here you can change the duration. And I just want to point out to you how much did duration matter in this effect? So when I select one second and it okay, as you can see the way for miss Hey, a lot interesting, right? That's still right now when I hit the play button, you can hear the difference. So listen it, Z, I know it comes out handy. It's It's a great, great generated sound Just sound a bit weird, but yeah, you can definitely use that. So let's go for the next one when you click on Generate And in here you can see DT MF tones And in here you should probably have Auto city or something. And you have like, it's just you right in here. Some text and the computer will kind of dial up if you remember the old die elapse when it kind of It's like beeping sound, but you can You will hurt it better than I can explain it. So I simply write some text. So some text You cannot write space in there. Okay, so I forget on e some text you can select amplitude. You can select d time, so I will just make it. I don't know. Five seconds. Okay. And hit. Ok, and then I hit Play. Uh uh uh So, yeah, there was interesting. Definitely interesting. And you can play with dad once again if you It was pretty slow, so I can change it to, like no one. Second again. Four known one. Okay, so one second and hit. OK, it will change the track that waas already generated. So you don't you don't necessarily have to generate new track and then delete the old one, right? It will take care of that. And right now, if I had played I it's like, Yeah, it's it's give it sound effect. You can definitely use that some time. So let's go to the next one. Generate noise so you can generate noise. You probably know what noise is. It's just like background stuff that you don't necessarily Here it is like, really distracting, but it cames out comes out handy at some point. Maybe so you can select noise type white bingo or brown brownie, and I don't even know what that means. But I always like white. If I use this and you can once against, like the duration, I simply hit OK and I will play it for you. Not so pleasing sound right? Well, it's just it's just a noise. You can You can, for example, use it when you are trying to add some sound effect for I don't know, something like lost signal or something like that. So, yeah, there was a noise. You can also generate silence, so that's pretty much the same. Only this time it's like completely muted. So if I play it, you hear exactly nothing, right? So, yeah, sometimes you may want to do that. Ah, I don't I don't know about any use case of this behind. It's good to know that it exists, right? You can also generate tone. So in here you write to your tone. I will just keep the frequency. You can write amplitude and whatever you want whether you want sine and square or whatever . And in here you can write duration. So I will just keep it this way and play it for you. You. So it's just tone and let's going to change things and generate some different tone. So when I go generate tone and changed in Wayne way form to square so sign is like up and down and it's gonna and no and square is like this way. So it's like, no like square. And if I selected and hit OK, it's a it looks like similar if by a definitely sounds different. And if I zoom in, zoom on this like really zoom on this. As you can see, it's just square, right? The Sinuses like Yeah, it's more like circle, I guess, whatever. So yet that's what you can generate tone. You can also generate black. If you know what that means, I will just keep these settings same way. So I will hit okay like this and hit play for you. I'm not great. Sure, Whether you can hear it, I will make it a bit a bit louder. So yeah, that's does the tone. The hits It's like a guitar string, I guess, but I'm not quite sure. And you can also generate rhythm track so it's You can select a lot of stuff in here. You can change the temple. So 120 that's like usual. Usual def. ELT you can't like the beats for It's also usual default. And, yeah, you can select off this stuff. You don't necessarily use this when you, for example, record a, uh, a overhead, but you can definitely use it when he recorded music. This is kinda have to have to when he recorded music, so it basically clicks, and it's like it's good when you want to be on the rhythm. You can use it to kind of measure the start. So when you didn't know, for example, record and video into your into your audio recorded, you can put this on the beginning so that you know when when you will start right so that again be handy. You can use that, and you can also generate a rhythm track story, writes a drum, and what that is is basically a drum simple. You can change one's again, the settings. I will just keep it same way. And if you look at the curve, it's gonna and looks really I don't know, random, almost almost random. But if I hit play, it's like a really deep drum, right? So So, yeah, That is how you can generate drum. And yeah, that is pretty much it for this lecture. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I will see you next time. 8. 07CopyPasteEdit: Hello, gas. Welcome to this lecture and this lecture. I will show you how you can Can I added your audio some more and maybe a bit more efficiently. So I've already show you how you can delete any, For example, this space. So let's take a look at how we can kind of delete a audio from audio track that it's not in selection. Okay, so I, for example, select like this part, and I want to delete everything that is in front of it and behind it. Okay. So I can simply do that by ones against selecting. And right now I can use this to so this button trims audio outside selection. Okay, so this is our selection, and the audio outside selection is all of that. So when I click on this button, it will kind of get rid off the rest and keep only this part. So right now, I can, for example, move it to like the start and do whatever I want. And another thing that I can do is simply copy based sets. So, for example, I can select the audio that I want to copy. I can select all of that I can select like only part, for example, like this and then hit this copy okay or hit control C right, as you know it. So either this button control, See then click on a place where you want to kind of based your audio. And so click on that with your mice somewhere in the track and then hit on the head space button on control. We and when you click on that will kind of based the audio, right, so that it's another to you can use. And then if you, for example want to mute a part in your in your I will just zoom on this in your audio. So let's say, Dad, I know this part was bad and I want to mute this, but I want the rest of distract to be to be, like, normal, right to stay the same way. And I also don't want district to be moved. So when I used the scissors district will be moved by the space that that will be created. But when I use this tool, there will be like silence. Okay, so remember these silence generated sound and we generate it. You can use this tool to generate silence over this selection. Okay, so when I click on that, it will kind of disappear. This stays the same. And in here it's, like, muted. Okay, so you can definitely do that. And Yeah, another thing is that you obviously can kind of misstep somehow and delete wrong part, and then you probably need the most useful to and that is undo. So either control Z or on this click on this button and it will undo your last step. I'm not sure how much you can go into the history. You can go pretty deep, so yeah, you should You should undo it right away. Right? So if you do, you make a mistake. Undo it right away. It's always better than to hope that the program will somehow remember what you did. And, yeah, so that's pretty much it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I will soon exam 9. 08TheEnvelopeTool: Well, hello, guy. Send Welcome to this lecture in this lecture, I will talk about the this to the envelope too. And what did that? So let's get started. This to basically allows you to kind of change a volume in part of your audio track. So let's say that I, for example, get way too excited and start screaming into the microphone Obvious needy part where ice cream will be much louder than the rest off the audio. So what I want to do, IHS kind of make the audio balance. So if I change the volume in here, I will change the volume of the entire audio track. So I definitely don't want to do that. All I want to do is change the volume off some part, right. So what I can do is simply click on this envelope to and then click on the track. And as you can see, you probably cannot see it. But when you click on the track, there will be small, small dots and they go appear and you can simply drag and drop your tracks. So when I draw drag it up, it will kind of get louder, right as you can see when I drag it down, it will get much more softer. So, yeah, I will just drag it down, make it much more softer and hit play. Hello, Gas. My name is Luke, and I will be your instructor throughout the Oscars. You probably barely hear it, right? But if I right now, stop this and make it louder. Can I make it even more? I cannot. So right, right here is the top, right? So I can also Yeah. I can also dragged the be careful about the dots that you drag. They're two of them. There's the first wanna and there's the kind of in the one. Okay, So if you drab the dragged the inner one to the most outer plays you can do and hit play, it will be much more louder. So listen. Hello, gas. My name is Luke, and I will be your instructor throughout Disc er's. Hopefully you can hear the difference. Basically, what you can do is simply make the trek louder or softer. And right now, let's take a look at how you can make a selection louder or softer. So, for example, let's say that I know this part from here to here. My name is Louis ISS. I know louder. OK, so that's the part where I scream and I want to make it softer, so I will stop and quick in front of the curve. OK, so when I start and make it smaller, right, as you can see it on Lee makes it smaller in here. In here I have the other are other cannon buttons where I clicked before, and it kind of grows louder with the time. Okay, so what I can do is make even this one a bit softer and then click on the part where I want to make the volume back. So if I click in here and drag it up okay, like this. So that will make the part from from this point on, the audio will stay the same. From this point to this point, the audio will be quieter, and from this point to disappoint, the audio will kinda transform into a bit louder. OK, you can kind of make the transformation. I'm here below by clicking next to this this line where it goes to normal. So when you click next to it and make it one's against. Smaller. Like like in the beginning. You can make the kind of switch really fast. Okay, so let's make it even even, like, really soft and then make it too loud so that you can hear the difference. Okay, I will simply hit. Play. Okay, My name is Luke, and I will be your instructor who have disc er's in this curse, you will learn the basics. So you probably heard the difference, right? It started really, really soft. And Janet grow louder. I maybe will put the volume a bit and d play button. Oh, gas. My name is Luke, and I will be your instructor who have disc er's in this curse, you will earn debate. You probably You have to hear this the D change ride. So that is basically how you can edit out your audio and its gift tool. You can definitely use it to kind of balance your audio track. So the points where you are too soft, you can make them louder. And the points where you are too loud, you can make them softer, right? The parts where you are too loud. So yeah, definitely remember this too. and that is pretty much it for this lecture. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I will soon exam. 10. 09PenSampleEditing: Hello, guy. Send welcome to this lecture and there's like, I will talk about the drawing too right here. So let's get started. I will simply generate a sound so like this. And as you can see, there is this way form, okay? And what this to allows you, is to change the way form. But you need to be really You will be changing Onley these simple So that means like, really, extremely precisely. Okay, so you cannot, for example, change the deviate form in dis example because when I click on that, it says that to use draw to you need to zoom in further. Okay, So did you see individual samples? So let's click on this two and zoom in. You need to zoom in even further, even further, even further and right and out You can stop. So that is where when you notice this kinda lines and dots. So that is where you can see the actual way form, okay. And you can change all sorts of bars of it. So for example, using this Ben Ok, so when I click on that and right now, I want to change the way form off this track, I will simply click So dead will change only 11 kind of dark. But when I click and draw and and kind of move my mind's so I click hold hold my button and move my mouse I can kind of change the whole way form Okay, I can change it However I want I can do whatever I want, So yeah, it's it's not such a useful to I don't remember that I've ever, like, use it on something. Maybe when I know something happens to your for example Microphone and you you got like you get like, some bump in there. So, for example, if we have like that cable to your microphone and when you kind of make a move, for example, it it generates some kind of noise. It's really loud, and it's really uncomfortable. So you can definitely use this tool in order to get rid of that. So you simply kind of move it like this on the evil line and and yeah, yeah, it's just like that. So I will zoom out and let you listen, zoom out and let you listen to the audio. Okay, So as you can see in here is the part that we kind of changed that we edited using this pan . And in here is the part that computer generated. I'm not great. Sure whether you will be able to hear it, but let's give it a shot. So you've heard in the beginning that there was something like bump. Okay, so then was this part I can You heard it. Right? So Denver was us kinda changing these samples of this audio track, and you can play with that. I don't necessarily recommend using this to a lot. Ah, as I said, he can use it when Somehow your microphone miss stuff or Wenders like some noise. Some terrible noise in the audio. You can use this tool to kind of level it out bod. Yeah, that's pretty much it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I will soon exam 11. 10EffectsAmplify: Well, hello, guys. Send welcome to this lecture and there's like, I will talk about the effects. So when you want to add a some effects So basically, when you want to change a your your audio trek in some some way you go to the effect top and you select the effect that you want to add. So first of all, you can add or remove plug ins, so that basically means that you can add your own effect. Okay, so you can you can go to the browser and down old a VSD flag in, and that's basically a effect, and then you can install it into outer city and then you can use it. You can also use one of the pre defined effect that are in this section there the separator . I'm not sure whether you can see it, but there this section and in here they are deep pre installed effects that are installed when you install Otto City. OK, so you should have all of these You Maybe, if you have, like, new version off Auto City, you may like, have some others, right? But yeah, you should at least have probably all of these in there and then down here are the effects that are installed on your computer. So not installed. Wear out a city, but you probably installed them by yourself or your operating system installed them. And as you can see, there are a couple of them. So yeah, about bud Still, there are nuts, too many of them. Badia. You can definitely use these two. So let me show you how you can use an effect. And the first effect that we will use is the amplitude. So what? That does it. It basically amplifies the value. The Saudi volume Okay, off your audio. So if I play it 12345 1234123 So it's just me like saying some numbers. Okay, so what I will do now is select the part that I want to amplify, So I will just simplify. Okay, I will amplify this first part and I will make it louder because this this audio is quite It's quite it's quite er it's quite quiet and I definitely want to make it louder. OK, so that deviate for Miss somewhere around here, as you may be, s you met my remember from the previous imported audio, right? So I will do pretty much the I will go to effect. Remember, you need to select the part that you want to amplify. But then you go to effect and up here you will see this amplify. So click on Dad. And right now you can play with the with the with these settings. So let's just simply keep it this way. Right? So when you click on OK, it'll automatically kind of change it. So, dentists, it is like, comfortable and loud enough. Okay, so right now when I play the audio 12345 free for one you can definitely hear the difference. This one waas so much louder and yes. So that is how you can use the amplify to You can also change the to change the selection and then amplify some some other part like this and then do some stuff. So yeah, it just makes the audio off the part that you select louder. OK, so that's it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will soon exam 12. 11ChengeThePitch: Well, hello and welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, I will talk about how you can change the pitch off your off your audio track. So in here it's d amplified. And in here is the normal track. So let me just GLP cap it. Just this part this amplified part and based it somewhere. I know. And let's say in here, Okay, I'll just move this two d back. So right now there will be the amplified part and then the same part. So I will change the bitch off one part and then the same part bill will be played. Same audio will be played, but unchanged so that you can hear the difference. So I will just select the first audio, The first power, Great click on effects. And in here you can see change, bitch. So click on Dad. When you click on that, this window will pop up and there are a couple of things you can do. You can change it like d the octaves. I think so. Right. If you if you are a person with musical background, you definitely can change the Don's. You can change a lot off the settings so I will just change it a bit dramatically so that he can't. So you can really hear the difference and hit. OK? And now if I play this, you will definitely hear the difference. 12345 Okay, so So it changed the pitch like, extremely dramatically. So apple just on Judy step like this. And right now I will change the I will change the pitch a bit like normally. Okay, so select depart, go to effect, change pitch like desk. And in here you can see the percentage change. So when it's simply go and right here something like 5% It's not such a dramatic change. You can maybe go even a bit a bit down. So, for example, free percent and hit. OK, so you should be still able to hear it, but it will be less dramatic. So if I play 12345 12345 Well, to I'm not sure whether you can hear it. But this one was a bit different. So yeah, you can definitely change the pitch using the effect and change pitch to you may ask, why is this useful? And a lot of people use this, for example, on on YouTube where they want to upload A. I know some video with with a background music and YouTube have a algorithm that can you can recognize the background music and can say that there s a copyright and YouTube will not allow you to use the video to publish the video so you can change the pitch off the off the track, and it will kind of mess sub d Google's algorithm even though today it's it's pretty a cure it. So even the bitch change want want kind of won't trick him. Okay about yes. So that is how we can change the pitch. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will see you next time. 13. 12ChangeSpeed: Well, hello, guys. Send welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, I will show you how you can make your audio Flasher. So let's get started. Simply selected part that you want to make faster like this and then go to effect and click on this. Change speed so it will change the speed off this part. And you can select the multiplier by default. It is one if you if you leave it as one, it will not change the audio. But if you, for example, make it 1.2, you can also use this thing to kind of change the value. So 1.2 and dan hit. Okay, you can see that. It's kind of got get smaller, The audio gets smaller. And when I hit play 12345 12345 e I I sound a bit like woman in here. So yeah, then that's that. Going to make the audio play faster, So Yeah, General. Sorry. Effect and change speed. Natural kind of change. Speed off these selected Bart. So that's it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will see you next time 14. 13FadeInFadeOut: Well, hello, gas, and welcome to his lecture. In this lecture, I will talk about the fading in and fading out effect. So let's get started when you want to. Fate in that means that the audio will gradually grow in volume, right to a point where it is. It will just stay duty end. So when you want the effect on your audio track, simply select the part that do you want to fate in. So, for example, like this, then this part will start really, really quiet and grow to this point right to the normal point. So when you select it, go to effect and click on a state in and as you can see, if you're just gonna dream right, it's it's smaller. It's much more slower, smaller. So right now when I click the play button 12345 12345 right, you should be able to hear the difference. It starts really, really soft and grows in volume. So that is what fate and dust. And it's really useful because it's kind of more natural for the listener to hear the audio kind of grow and get to a comfortable point. So you definitely want to add the effect at the beginning and at the end of your audio. But, Eddie end, you don't get to use fate in, but you are using fate out. So simply select d part that you want to fade out and go to effect and click on fate out. So as you can see it gonna once again trimmed but in opposite direction. So right now we go from the normal volume. So the really quiet volume, right? So right now if I play this 12345 1212345 you can you can hear that d five watts a bit kind of quieter. I guess so, Yeah. These these effects you definitely want to use at the beginning and at the end of your audio you don't necessarily have to put a lot of them. But let's say 40 first have second, at least or second even and 40 last the same, like half second. So yeah, definitely used these effect. It makes the audio kind of been more professional and great, and that is pretty much it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask Entitle Sue Next time 15. 14Compresor: Well, hello, gas. And welcome to this lecture and this lecture. I will talk about D compressor. So let's get started. What? This affect us? Well, it's kinda turns out the the important part. So the loud audio, the loud, kind away form in this audio got kinda tuned up. So these will be even louder and the quiet part. So, for example, this in the beginning, they're still it. Even though it seems like a like complete quiet, there is still kind of some background noise from the microphone like Definitely, there's like you can hear when you really tune this up, you can hear differently my computer and stuff like Dad. So what compressor does is it makes this part really, really quit extremely quiet. And this part makes kind allowed. So it basically it's more or less like amplifying. But amplify simply turns up all of that, right? So if you want to use compressor, simply select the party, want to compress and go to effects and compressor, and here you can play with these settings by simply click. Okay, right. You can play with that, see how it changes. I believe that this should be 12 decibels by the fall. The ratio should be 2 to 1, I guess. Yeah, but still, simply click OK and see what it does, right? You definitely can see the way form changes. So when I play the audio 1234512345 You can definitely hear the difference, right? So, yeah, this is a compressor. You definitely want to use this effect. And that is pretty much it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I will see you next time. 16. 15Equalization: Well, hello, gas. And welcome to this lecture and this lecture. We will take a look at equalization. So let's get started. When you want to change your frequency off your audio track, you can Canada june up some frequencies and can make some frequencies quieter. That makes a huge effect on the way you sound. So you definitely want to leverage that functionality. So in order to do that, simply ones against select the party want to effect and then go to effects and click on this equalization. Then this will pop up, and what he can do is simply click by our mice and dragged down the DOT Reid. So, for example, like this and like this, and well, actually, let me do it completely wrong, right? So this is a, like, terrible settings. I even turned down the heights and let me let me check how it will sound. Okay, So once they're happy with these settings you made simply when you click, you can make immune dot and change the settings. Okay? And once you are happy with these, it's okay. It will apply the changes. And right now I will hit play 31234 So? So you can definitely hear that this is completely messed up. So I will go back and I will use a pre defined equalization. So once again go to effect and equalization. And in here, down here you can select curve, So there are a already kind of made equalization for you. So what it can do is, for example, this treble boost. This, in my opinion, sounds pretty good. So it's only boost like frequencies from 44,000 hearts up. So let me hit, okay? And let's listen to it. So as you can see, the curve changed a bit and let's listen to it. 1234512345 You can definitely hear the difference, right? So what I will also do is Ching make it back for civil and then change the effect a bit. So go to effect and equalization once again. And you may hurt in the first or the second audio that Dad, you can hear the me breathing a sigh Breathe the microphone kind of somehow makes it into audio. So in order to kind of reduce that you can get out, really get out D the basis. Right? So these are right, the base stones. So, in order to kind of limit the breathing and the noise in the audio, you can try to get out this area. So hit. Okay? And let's listen to this. 1234512345 You can definitely hear the difference, right? I will play it again and try to listen carefully. 1234512345 You can hear in the second. Wondered as I as I'm talking, I am kind of breathing into the microphone and the microphone records that. But in here at Canada, you cannot hear that. And it's also a lot cleaner. And it sounds just better, right? I much dread. Er, listen to this sound, then into this one. So yeah, that is how you can change the way you sound Basically, so go to effects equalization. And in here you want to select either treble boost. So then we'll do this part and then get out the end. Okay. So you can do it exactly like I do Bad. It depends on voice. So for example, this one is it kind of fits my voice about. For example, your voice is different. It's maybe much deeper. So you may want to get down like different parts, right? You may want to keep a bit off this. Okay? So you can play with this. Try out different kind of technique, Sand. Yeah, I will soon exam. 17. 16ExportAudio: Hello, gas. And welcome to this lecture and dislike. I will talk about how you can export to your audio into MP free. So let's get started. Simply go to file right now. A dozen meta readies. Select or no, it will just export the whole audio. So even though if you have, like multiple tracks in here, all of these tracks will be explored it. So simply go to file, then export in here and then export as MP free. You can also choose other former if you want. So when you click on export SMP free and will ask you to fill nd name, so winning some somehow named this and click on safe. It will also ask you to locate laying. So what is lame? Lame is basically a software dead allows you to kind, um, convert deaths and multiple tracks into MP free. Right, because it's not so much simple, and auto cities simply don't know how to do that. And even though I think that it should be kind of bring installed in Auto City, it's not so when you either click on the download in here, or you can go directly to de page that I'm about to show you to dissipate. So the download button should you should take you to dispatch. Okay, So either go to lame dot boo enzo dot ork. Ok. And in here, you simply can click on windows download or make OS download depending on what operating system you are on. So I will simply go to windows and then here it's recommended in cellar package for windows . So simply click on debt Advil, download a file that you will just open and in cell. So once again, it will ask you for permission. You simply hit yes. And that then it will run a dialogue. This one. So click next in. Here you are. You have the license agreements. If we go through these, read em and hit next. Then you want to select the folder. I will just keep it this way. Hit next and install. It will be really fast because it's not such a big program. So then hit, finish and go back to Auto City. So you can know you can know close this and tried it again. So I will just exported as let's say best, it's safe. You can also play with this settings, so I will just keep the quality extreme. You can also go with standard. It's not such a big difference, but I will just keep it extreme and yet then hit safe. And right now there is not. It won't ask you to locate lame because when installed the program, it already kind of. I don't know. Let's note the auto city that it's there and audacity now knows that it can use it. So right now, you can also fill in these things. So I will just right in here out of cities so that you can see it in the folder then and hit OK, OK, will simply generate d audio. So when I do it ad, I will then go to my folder that is opened in here. And as you can see, there is this test audio. It's MP free file. It have only like 264 kilobytes. And in here is Auto City. So that's what I wrote in the in the kind of men met attack, right? So yeah, that is how you can explored your audio simply go to file export export as MP free. You can also do wolf, but yeah, it's up to. And yes, that's pretty much it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask if something isn't working. Feel free to ask, and I will soon exam. 18. 17WhyIsVocalExcerciseImportant: Hello, gas, and welcome to this lecture. In this lecture, I will talk about the importance of keeping your vocal cords safe. So because of when you record something either as a singer or as a kind of instructor or whatever, When you record, you probably record like several hours straight. So that is a huge amount of work for your woken courts. And if you use your vocal cords and efficiently, you can sometimes feel like your Frode hurts, right? Have you ever feel this feel like this? It's It's because you simply your Rocca course are tired, and they are trying to tell you to stop. So when you either feel your Frode hurt or when you need to clear your throat a lot, it's Oh, these are all signals that you are doing something wrong, and you need to probably stop doing that and maybe do a few exercises in order to protect your voice. Because if you don't and if you talk like straight several hours and without any help, your woken courts will going to be damaged and sometimes is necessarily to then do either local exercise or to go to like vocal doctor and he will kind of help you. So sometimes even surgery is necessary. But I don't want to scare you. It's probably not the case. You You should you should be just fine. So yeah, but it's still important to keep your vocal court safe. And yes. So that is why in the next few electricity, I will talk about woke exercises and I will give you a few tips on how to keep your vocal cords safe so that you are able to talk for several hours and still and your voice feels just fine. My my throat doesn't hurt and I've been recording today for, like, I had no five hours. So it is no problem for me. I'm just fine, and I want you to feel the same way. 19. 18LipRoll: Hello, gas. The first exercise dead. We will do its called liberals And and I want you to do this exercise at the beginning of your local warm up, I would say. And I want you to do the woke of warm up and in every day when you record. Right? So when you know that today you will record before you recording, do the vocal warm up. In the end of this section, I will gonna make an article and in there I will write exactly what you should do. So what is the pro where liberal is exactly British? Simple. So I will just move this thing away so that again so that you can see. And in order to do lip row, you simply just take your thumps or no thumps like this, this two fingers and with them right in here. Okay, So can you see it? I'm holding my thumb right in here. And I'm not like pushing. I'm just holding holding these these fingers in there and what I will do is simply do a b sound. So like and what I want to do is keep detail. So I would just do t e. I know it sounds really funny, and you will You will feel really silly when you do these exercises, but they really help. So this this will help you to protect your voice. And it also helps you to kind of build up your your your like support muscles. So these are like your Betty and stuff like that, your back. So when you do this exercise, you might feel these muscles scandal react. So once again, fingers in here and do It's like it's like when your child and you want to be like No. And another thing you may want to do is go like, high, like from from Baton up and then back down. So, like this team and make sure this is really important, make sure that you you are not pushing this. All of that should be like, really, really easy, right? It's not like when you're lifting a weight in gym. It's nothing like that just really easier. You are relaxed, just like when you are almost falling asleep really relaxed and just you can't even do like a lazy face if it helps you so like, do you like like these muscles and it will kind of let go off the neck. And this will protect your voice. I promise you. So you definitely want to at least sustain a note. So, like this T and as your sustaining you should probably feel the muscles kinda reacting. So that is definitely a good thing and let them. But don't force it like don't diet up your your your aps that that won't help. So, yeah, this is pretty much it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will soon exam. 20. 19VocalFry: Hello, guys. Welcome to this lecture and this lecture I will show you seconds to and it's gold. Local fried. So you right now heard Walk off right in my voice. And what woke up? Fry is's just this. Ah, that is vocal Friday, that kind of crackly sound and and you, you might hear, hear Woke up fry And my voice sometimes, right? So you definitely want to leverage local fry. And the think about vocal fried that you need to keep in mind is that you need to be relaxed when you do woke up fry. So don't tied up your neck. Try to relax this thing. You can even gonna turn your head around and and see whether your neg will feel a bit more relaxed. Don't tied up your shoulders. Your shoulders should be like easier. Yeah. And another thing is that when you when you are doing these vocal exercises, you want to stand up, right? I'm just sitting because I got a camera on my computer. But you, if you can, you definitely want to stand up. Okay. Bad Still what we will do with the work of Fry s Ah ah ah ah and you want to make sure that you hear d grackles in your voice. Right? So you definitely don't want to get this. Ah, that that's not good. That that means you are pushing it, and you will only hurt your vocal cords. Woke of forced by doing this. So you need to be relaxed. And this should be fairly easy, right? You just ah, try it on your own. You may struggle with this a bit from the beginning, but eventually you should be able to do that. And another thing I want to. Another trick I want to give you is from Eric Arson. Now make sure to check him out. He's on YouTube and he also teach on you to me. But the thing he does, it's it's extremely helpful. It's it's just great. And what he does is he will slide up and down, but in the down party kind of keeps the vocal fry. Okay, so I will demonstrate it. Uh ah. You heard that when I grow up, I give up off the crackle, right? I don't carry the crackle up. And when I get to some higher note, the crackle kind of disappears I crack only when it's comfortable down there. Okay, so in here. Ah, uh, right up there, I don't crackle. So you may want to try to do that. Another thing you can do is change it to em. So, um, I'm closing my my mouth. Uh huh. And only do whatever feels comfortable for you. So this might not be so good for you. And that's okay. Everybody is different. I definitely like this exercise, but you may not. So if you don't like it, simply don't do that. It's that simple, right? If if it hurts you, you definitely want to stop. If it feels I'm comfortable. If you feel like you're Frode s kinda clinching up, right? You definitely want to stop, right? Everything should be relaxed and just chill and kind of Ah, and that is it. Feel free to ask if you have any questions and I will see you next time. 21. 20Mum: Hello, guys. And well countered his lecture in this lecture, I will show you another exercise its gold mum. So I will just move this thing away so that you can hear my lips or see my lips. And I just do Mum, Mum. So you can do mum. Sound right? And what do you want to do is just do sustain a note so comfortable Note the speaking notes . So I'm speaking on this bitch like, Ah, Mama, Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! So right, I just do my mom a mom. Um, like mawr mumps together. Connected? I guess so. You definitely want to keep do this and sustain a note. Comfortable note that you speak with So I know simply say like, hello And keep the note Bother my mama. Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama! Right. And when you do the imam sound, you definitely want to want to I kind of see the resonance So I know this may sound weird about when you speak, you resonate Your whole body is resonating and it kind of makes me sound right. Residence is a sound so When you get your your hand on your chest like I do and do, you can probably when you speak, you can hear the resonance in there, right? I can feel it a lot in my in my hand And when you do the mum and when you do it like multiple times Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama! Mama, Mama I can definitely feel the a the resonance in my chest. Okay. And another another place where you might feel the d resonance is in here, under your eyes Kinda or in here Gonna wear your moustache Growth Maybe. If ur woman, then Probably not. That's still you may want to put your put your hands like this. And you can also feel the resonance in your hands, right? Right now. So I know when somebody walks into the room and you're like Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama! They will probably think you're crazy. Bad. Trust me, you will get used to it. And overhead. Now, I'm pretty much able to do these exercises in public, so I'm just making fun of that about never mind. Never mind. So yeah, the mom exercises kind of designed to wake up these residents spots. So the moors read more resonance. Your voice gets the more kind of how to put this it it will be better. Just your voice will be better. So when you feel the resonance you you want to make sure that you feel the resonance and that the resonance this kind of powerful. When you do the imam exercise, for example, for weeks trade, you will feel that the resonances kinda. I don't know. It's kind of bigger. I would say you will definitely feel the resonance after the week, much more than in the beginning. OK, and you definitely want to do the head because it will kinda waking up these spots And you don't need to push from your fraud because when you when you put your hand on your Frode, you can also you can also kind of notice the the vibrations or I d resonance. So you want to kind of release your throat and leave these these resonance bar to take care of that so that your woke afford skin can be free and can vibrate. So yeah, the mom exercise is great for dead, and that is pretty much it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will soon exam