Good audio quality is a critical component in ensuring your viewers stay engaged and don’t miss any part of your video presentation. If the sound is poor, the quality of the video is compromised.
Audio issues will be addressed in a new class, “Improving Your Sound with Audacity,” taught by Dr. Tom Nash on three Saturdays – January 21, 28, and February 4 – from 10 to 11:30 am in the Video Lab.
Audacity is an audio program you can download for free for either PC or Mac and use for free. With it you can solve quite a range of audio problems, including:
- Leveling out the loudness between segments.
- Reducing background noise, including buzz and hum.
- Relocating sounds in stereo space.
- Making speech easier to understand.
- Combining (mixing) sounds together.
This three-session course will walk you through many aspects of Audacity so you can learn and apply the techniques required to improve your audio sound.
Session 1 will introduce you to navigating the Audacity screen, importing, and exporting (why that is different from “saving”) and much more.
Session 2 will demonstrate how to export audio tracks from your video editing software into Audacity, process them in Audacity, and then import the corrected tracks back into the editing software.
Session 3 will take you deeper into Audacity. For example, you will learn how to keep sounds distinct and identifiable in “the mix” without drowning out the weaker sounds.
Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15 for members, $30 for non-members (includes 2023 club membership). For more information, email the Video Club at email@example.com and mention “Audacity.”
Click below to view or download and print the class flyer.