Audacity: Free Recording Software for Voice Over Projects


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75 minutes

Learning Objectives

In this presentation, you'll learn about:
» Audacity's basic features
» Proper hardware for top-quality audio recordings
» How to set up your microphone and headphone
» Recording and editing audio files
» Exporting audio files in industry-standard formats
» Quick tips on how to translate for audio projects


Have you ever had to translate something that was meant to be recorded and wished you could offer a translation + voice over combo service? With Audacity, you can record and edit audio files on the fly. You will learn how to set up your hardware (microphone and headphone) and manage your audio clips. Basic voice over skills will also be addressed, so that you can create samples of your voice and submit it to potential clients.
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We'll discuss Audacity, a free program that you can use to record, edit, and export voice over projects several formats used by the audio industry. Basic notions of voice recording and editing will be covered, as well as tips on quality hardware and how to create voice samples and quote on projects. Note: Audacity is a cross-platform program that can be used in Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.

Training program:

» Introduction to voice recording skills
* Aspects of effective speaking
* Using proper hardware
* Translating for the voice over industry

» Audacity: a cross-platform free audio tool
* Recording
* Editing
* Exporting

Upload Date

April 23, 2016

Trainer Bio

Rafa Lombardino - RAFA LOMBARDINO is a translator and journalist from Brazil who lives in California. She has been working as a translator since 1997 and, in 2011, started to join forces with self-published authors to translate their work into Portuguese and English. In addition to acting as content curator at eWordNews, she also runs Word Awareness, a small network of professional translators, and coordinates a project called Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories (CBSS) to promote Brazilian literature worldwide.

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Franck Sarrazin
almost 3 years ago

The video runs well till 8'31 then a green screen appears and the voice disappears.

Mariana Passos
about 3 years ago

Rafa, thank you so much for this training.
I've been looking for something straightforward like that on voiceover for months!
The training is very practical, easy to understand, with the necessary technical advice and lots of tips on speaking, recording and editing audio files. In sum, it delivers what it promises.

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