deyandriotti wrote: ↑
March 25th, 2019, 8:16 pm
I tried to substitute the mistakes but I have found some problems with the quality of the final piece. All because I have lost the original. When I saved the project, I didn't save the original, but the final cut and noise reduction version. So, when I try to paste the new record, the result is very different from the rest of the reading.
I never work on my original file either, so it's possible to correct on the new file and make the sound seem similar.
You maybe be going about it the wrong way. Here is what I do to insert corrected parts:
1) listen to the sentence
with the error, and try two or three times to say it with the same intonation
as you did back then, preferably also in the same spot where you recorded
2) open a NEW
Audacity window, and record your corrected sentence in that one
3) make a round of noise-cleaning
(like you did with the previous file) and amplify
, so that you are in the same volume than the previous file
4) now highlight
the corrected sentence, and copy/paste it over the wrong sentence
in the original file
5) finally, listen to the sentence
before and after your new corrected sentence, and if the volume is still too loud or not loud enough, then you can highlight it again and amplify
a bit more so that it fits
This should do the trick. There may always be a bit of a sound difference, but with practice you'll get better and better. So I would really recommend learning the editing process. This time it's not a change in meaning, so you don't have to correct it, but it would be good practice because one day you may make an error which changes the meaning and then you have to correct it. By then it would be good to be a bit practiced in the art of editing.
It sounds like a tricky business but if you get the hang of it, it's really routine. And it is so rewarding when you "nail" a correction one day, making it sound so seemless that nobody will notice it's a correction.
I was always grateful for every correction I had to make in my beginning days, because it gave me the practice I needed to get better.
I let Pier Spot PL the section. Thanks ! And please, always tell us the length of the file