Audacity: Free Recording Software for Voice Over Projects

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  • January 31 Express Scribe: Free Audio Transcription Software

  • February 16 How to Transcribe and Translate Videos on YouTube

  • March 21 Audacity: Free Recording Software for Voice Over Projects


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    Language:English
    Duration:60 minutes
    Summary: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.
    Description
    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

    » Tips on creating your own audio sample



    Target audience
    Freelancers with a pleasant voice and clear pronunciation who would like to offer voice over services
    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
    Prerequisites
    None! We'll be covering basic audio recording and editing.
    Program
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    » 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

    » Tips on creating your own audio sample
    Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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    For PC-based Users:

    • Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
    • Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
    • Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
    • NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

    • Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
    • Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)


    For Mac®-based Users:

    • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
    • Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
    • Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
    • NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

    • Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
    • Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

    Join from Android

    • Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
    • Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
    • Software: Free GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store



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    Trainer
     Rafa Lombardino    View feedback | View all courses
    Bio: 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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