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Please note that these sections are still under construction, and content will be added as time permits.  
 
Please note that these sections are still under construction, and content will be added as time permits.  
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See also the '''[[Instructional Videos]]''' page.
  
 
== Deleting Errors ==
 
== Deleting Errors ==
* [http://librivox.earthcallingdavid.com/tutorials/db_audacity_edit_1.mov David's clip on how to edit simple mistakes] (Video Clip)
 
 
* [[Deleting Errors in Audacity]]
 
* [[Deleting Errors in Audacity]]
 
  
 
== Processing Audio ==
 
== Processing Audio ==
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*[https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1nx6Lmfuh3vK7fqrmwzPU0twJ3vP5lhv4TtJL1ZuM2rE&authkey=COOFtwg&hl=en&pli=1#| Verstärken] - Schritt für Schritt Anleitung: Wie man eine Aufnahme verstärken kann, die viele laute Spitzen hat
 
*[https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1nx6Lmfuh3vK7fqrmwzPU0twJ3vP5lhv4TtJL1ZuM2rE&authkey=COOFtwg&hl=en&pli=1#| Verstärken] - Schritt für Schritt Anleitung: Wie man eine Aufnahme verstärken kann, die viele laute Spitzen hat
  
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=== Measuring Volume ===
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* [[Measuring Volume within Audacity]]
  
 
=== Amplifying ===
 
=== Amplifying ===
 
* [[Amplifying]] - Step-by-step picture tutorial  
 
* [[Amplifying]] - Step-by-step picture tutorial  
 
  
 
=== Levelling ===
 
=== Levelling ===
 
* [[Levelling| Evening out the volume]] - Step-by-step picture tutorial
 
* [[Levelling| Evening out the volume]] - Step-by-step picture tutorial
 
  
 
=== Dynamic Range Compression ===
 
=== Dynamic Range Compression ===
 
* [[Dynamic Range Compression]]
 
* [[Dynamic Range Compression]]
 
  
 
=== Manipulating Tracks ===
 
=== Manipulating Tracks ===
 
* [[Splitting a Stereo File]] - Step-by-step picture tutorial
 
* [[Splitting a Stereo File]] - Step-by-step picture tutorial
 
* [[Merging Tracks]]
 
* [[Merging Tracks]]
 
  
 
=== De-Essing Files ===
 
=== De-Essing Files ===
 
* [[De-Essing Files]]
 
* [[De-Essing Files]]
 
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* [https://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=52753 DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity forum thread]
  
 
=== Removing Click Sounds ===
 
=== Removing Click Sounds ===
* [https://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=52753 De-Clicker Forum Thread]
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* [https://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=52753 DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity forum thread]
  
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=== Fixing Individual Plosives ===
  
=== Fixing Individual Plosives ===
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It is (obviously) better to avoid getting them in the first place by correct mic placement. See [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Improve_Your_Recording#Plosives:_popping_P.27s this article].
  
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However, the occasional popping 'p' (which is actually breath on the mic and a very low frequency sound) can be isolated and treated with a High Pass Filter. Make sure your selection begins and ends on the horizontal line (by clicking the '''Z''' key). Then click '''Effect > High Pass Filter''', and using settings of roll-off 12dB and cut-off frequency 100 Hz, click '''OK'''. The popping sound should be decreased.
  
 
=== Silence removal ===
 
=== Silence removal ===
 
* [[Silence Removal]]
 
* [[Silence Removal]]

Latest revision as of 10:43, 20 October 2015

Here is a list of the tutorials available for the Audacity software. Some of them are picture tutorials, for those of us who are more visual. They are indicated as such.

Please note that these sections are still under construction, and content will be added as time permits.

See also the Instructional Videos page.

Deleting Errors

Processing Audio

Noise Cleaning

Removing Peaks

  • Removing Peaks - Step-by-step picture tutorial on how to remove single rogue peaks.
  • Verstärken - Schritt für Schritt Anleitung: Wie man eine Aufnahme verstärken kann, die viele laute Spitzen hat

Measuring Volume

Amplifying

Levelling

Dynamic Range Compression

Manipulating Tracks

De-Essing Files

Removing Click Sounds

Fixing Individual Plosives

It is (obviously) better to avoid getting them in the first place by correct mic placement. See this article.

However, the occasional popping 'p' (which is actually breath on the mic and a very low frequency sound) can be isolated and treated with a High Pass Filter. Make sure your selection begins and ends on the horizontal line (by clicking the Z key). Then click Effect > High Pass Filter, and using settings of roll-off 12dB and cut-off frequency 100 Hz, click OK. The popping sound should be decreased.

Silence removal