Learn about the Envelope Tool in Audacity, it is used to automatically adjust the volume level of an audio track at specific points during playback. This is useful when you need background music to lower in volume when someone is speaking, or whenever you want a track’s volume level to vary in the recording.
- [Instructor] Now let's take a look at the envelope tool … which is used for controlling a track's … volume level smoothly over time. … I'm still working with a version … of the podcast project file, … and if you recall we added this music track earlier. … We had it muted up to this point … since we've been working with the other vocal tracks, … and we can see by looking at it … that the music is probably too loud. … Let's take a listen. … (rock music drowns out podcast speaker) … So it's kind of covering up the actual vocal part right now. … But it's not uncommon to have music playing … in the background during a spoken word recording. … Now I could simply lower the volume of the music track, … and try something like that, to see how that sounds. … - [Podcaster] Hello and welcome … to the video learning podcast, … I'm Garrick Chow, and this is episode 105. … - [Instructor] And that doesn't sound bad, … but that makes the entire music track one consistent volume. … Let's set this back to zero DB. …
- 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
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.