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editing in audacity

Posted: November 22nd, 2018, 1:08 am
by SiaBoBia
Hello!
I've finished reading and editing my very first chapter!!! It's taken me soooo long, but I'm still not quite there. How do I fix reading errors??? Like how do I insert the correct words when I've said it wrong? Is there a way to add a bit of voice that has been recorded separately???

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: November 22nd, 2018, 1:19 am
by mahne
Hi!

Here are a bazillion helpful videos: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Instructional_Videos
There is a section for audacity.
This one is about editing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLdJsoGQc9c

Cheers
mahne

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: November 22nd, 2018, 8:57 am
by philchenevert
And if you need a special video, I will make one just for you using your audio file as an example! (tomorrow is my birthday and I'm getting older so let me know ......)Image
As another note, editing is preplexing at first but most of us learned it ... be patient.

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: November 22nd, 2018, 12:47 pm
by JayKitty76
Check out Phil's signature link for tons of helpful videos. In response to your original post here, yes you definitely can edit recordings! (LV volunteers would be pretty stuck if we couldn't! :lol: ) It can take some time, but don't get discouraged - you will get better gradually, with experience. Like I said, check out Phil's videos and then post back here if you still have questions.

Good luck and happy recording!

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: November 23rd, 2018, 4:00 pm
by JayKitty76
Hi Phil,
Happy birthday :birthday: :birthday: Thanks for all you do in LibriVox and especially MCing for Tom Sawyer (and helping me out with all my problems 8-) )!

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: November 23rd, 2018, 5:52 pm
by philchenevert
JayKitty76 wrote:
November 23rd, 2018, 4:00 pm
Hi Phil,
Happy birthday :birthday: :birthday: Thanks for all you do in LibriVox and especially MCing for Tom Sawyer (and helping me out with all my problems 8-) )!
Image Thanks for the birthday wishes. You are always a joy to help.

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: November 24th, 2018, 11:01 am
by JayKitty76
Thank you, Phil. All your feedback is much appreciated. You are a great MC.

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: November 28th, 2018, 7:20 pm
by SiaBoBia
Thank you! That was very very helpful!

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: December 3rd, 2018, 8:54 am
by DaveWindell
Yes, really check out Phil's videos. They are brilliant. I am a complete dummy with anything tech or computery but even I understood them easily and after a few tries I could repeat the operations! So I'm sure you can do it too!, Dave

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: December 3rd, 2018, 9:29 am
by lurcherlover
Thanks to Phil from me too!

Editing is easy! Just re-record the bit needed in the same acoustic and mic distance, and cut and splice, like you would in a word processor. Just check the edits to make sure there are no clicks and that it is timed correctly. You can enable cross fades for the edit points to avoid clicks - or fade in/fade out also.

Hope that helps.

Re: editing in audacity

Posted: December 4th, 2018, 11:52 am
by philchenevert
A big 'you are welcome' to all those who thanked me for the videos. I am quietly proud!! :D