Library Workshops and Events
Introduction to Sound Design I: Editing with Audacity
Learn and practice how to compile and edit audio files, reduce noise, navigate a multitrack, and export an .mp3 file using Audacity.
Interested in podcasting, audio essays, or sound design more broadly? Want to translate research into a popular format, experiment with creative sound composition, or share a lively conversation? Audio editing skills expand your access to different forms of teaching, learning, and making. Audacity is a free, open-source audio editing software that allows you to import, edit, add effects, compile, and export audio files. As a powerful and professional tool for producing nuanced sound projects, Audacity enables creative experimentation and critical analysis in multi-media learning contexts.
- Introduce basic elements of podcast design;
- Import sound files and learn efficient navigational techniques in the Audacity interface;
- Practice organizing and naming sound files in the context of a large-scale project;
- Edit files by cutting undesirable sounds, removing background noise, normalizing decibel levels, adjusting gains, and adding effects;
- Arrange and balance files in a multitrack;
- Visit repositories of free sound effects and music online;
- Export your project into a shareable .mp3 file!
- There are no prerequisites, but participants should bring a laptop and a pair of headphones.
This session will be presented by one of the NFCDS Pedagogy Fellows. For more information about this program, please visit cds.library.nd.edu/nfcds-pedagogy-fellowship.
- Friday, March 3, 2023
- 1:30PM - 3:00PM
- Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship // Hesburgh Library 2nd Floor // Classroom 246
- Sally Hansen
- CDS | Multimedia Workshops