Raw audio recordings generally don’t have a uniform volume level. Some sections are louder than others, and some sections are quieter. In this video, get a basic walkthrough of applying compressions in order to even out the levels of your recordings.
- [Instructor] If you don't have much experience … working with audio, you may wonder … what makes a professional recording sound so different … than when you record at home. … Now obviously there are a lot of factors … like the quality of your recording space, … your microphones and so on, … but one characteristic that gives a recording … a more professional sound is compression. … Raw audio recordings generally … don't have a uniform volume level. … Some sections are louder than others … and some sections are quieter. … When listening back to some recordings, … you might feel like you have to constantly … turn the quieter parts up and the louder parts down. … Now for example, look at the waveform … for this file I have open. … Even before I play it, you can tell … that some of the parts are louder than others. … I'm going to make this track a little bit taller … so you can see the difference better … like so. … Now before we listen, I'm going to drag the level meters out … into their own window …
- Downloading and installing Audacity
- Importing audio
- Setting up hardware to record
- Recording two tracks simultaneously
- Basic editing and common effects
- Splitting clips
- Exporting a project
- Inserting silence
- Bleeping unwanted words and sounds
Skill Level Beginner
Audio Foundations: Delay and Modulationwith Alex U. Case2h 20m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
3. Basic Editing
4. Common Tasks
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