Kitty, I had to rerecord the story because I don't know how to edit very well. I couldn't figure out how to change the word hands to arms and some other stuff. When I rerecorded it, I did it differently and I think I caught all the errors and repeated them correctly and then edited them out.
oh, it will be necessary to learn the ropes of editing though, for future recordings. Because already this section was 15 minutes long, imagine it would have been an even longer chapter. The time involved to re-record, re-edit and re-PL it all again, is a lot of unnecessary time, which could be economized if you simply edited the few sentences I pointed out. And the chances of making another mistake in the new recording are just as high, and you cannot go on re-recording the same story over and over again.
Editing takes a bit of practice and most of all: patience and fiddling. But it’s not that difficult in the end. In Audacity you can select (highlight) the faulty parts and cut them out, by pressing delete.
In your example with “arms and hands”, here’s what you would have to do:
1) listen to the faulty sentence you have to re-do and try to speak it aloud, to match the same tone and volume you had used before. This practice ensures your recording will not sound “off” in tone on the corrected spot.
2) open a new Audacity window and re-record the entire sentence where the faulty bit was in. I find it easier to record the entire sentence than just that one word, because the chances of making the sound more similar to the original, are higher.
3) noise-clean and amplify the new sentence
4) highlight the corrected sentence in the second Audacity window, press CTRL+C (to copy it)
5) go into the masterfile in the first Audacity window, highlight the faulty sentence, and press CTRL+V (to paste it in)
6) as a final check, listen to the sentence before and after the new pasted-in sentence and check if it sounds similar, and maybe adjust the volume a bit. I find I usually have to decrease the volume on the new sentence a bit, but that might only be my experience.
And that should be it. Save the file again, export it with the same file name and upload. Yes it sounds like a bit of work, but believe me, it’s less work to correct half a dozen errors than re-record from scratch. And you did not have that many errors to begin with. Most of them were simply cut-out jobs of repeated words, where you did not even have to re-record anything.
Sorry, Is there a good video for that kind of editing? All I've found are videos about reducing sound or adding music.
I think our instructional guide wizard Phil has a video about basically anything.
Here are the ones you might want to check out:
AUDACITY: Basic Editing
The basic editing tasks explained: noise reduction; cutting out mistakes; recording and pasting in new phrases; cutting spaces; compression; amplification.
AUDACITY: Cutting out mistakes and replacing words
Everyone needs to remove wrong stuff and replace it with the right stuff.
AUDACITY: Amplifying a File
Making a recording louder using Audacity.
Gonna check you recording soon !