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Multimedia Workshops: Audio editing

This Guide outlines the variety of Multimedia offerings at the GT Library

Audio

Audio editing skills can be used to create podcasts, audio based projects, oral histories, sound collages, sound art ..and more. .Consider a audio editing or audio storyboarding workshop to introduce your department, faculty or students to these important skills. Software can include open source tools, such as Audacity or others.

Not only does the library provide this technical training, but a wide variety of software is freely available in the Library's Multimedia Studio.(Library- Ground floor) or via campus V-lab( mycloud.gatech.edu) .

Omni directional microphones, Field recorders and various accessories for these projects are available for check out at the main library desk ( Library Store - 1st floor) They can be reserved in advance for individuals or classes.- Contact Justin Ellis about audio equipment check out or reservations.

Audio workshops should be scheduled in advance- Please allow a minimum of two weeks’ notice with instructors. This allows us time to tailor a workshop for a particular audience or for course content and assignments. Classes may be requested with shorter notice, but be advised we may not be able to fulfill your request and learning objectives for the session may be limited. Your input is vital in workshop development process.

Workshops are generally held in the Homer Rice Center ( Computer Lab Classroom) - Ground floor of the library where software is readily available., but workshops can be held in other classrooms on campus if required technologies or resources are available.

Available Instructors: Alison Valk  , Charlie Bennett

Podcast Concept Development /Audio Storyboarding

Zero to Podcast in 50 minutes!  Are you or your students looking to develop concepts for an audio- based format or are you planning to develop a serial or short-run podcast. Instructors workshop ideas with students and provide best practices for podcast content development.

One (50 minute) session provides enough time for storyboarding exercises allowing  attendees to workshop concepts on a theme.

Available instructors: Charlie Bennett

Audacity- Audio Editing

Audacity is open source software that can be used for Audio editing and podcast creation. In an introductory session instructors will cover the basics:

One (75-90 minute) session or two (50 minute sessions)  are recommended to allow students hands on time with the software. A condensed less interactive session can be run in one (50 minute session).

Beginning topics include:

  • Software installation
  • Available Resources ( locating sound assets for projects), Legal Music Resources
  • Plugins
  • Recording- Microphones
  • Working with multiple tracks
  • Removing unwanted sounds
  • Select Volume changes
  • Fade in and Fade Out/ Common Effects
  • Editing
  • Splitting and manipulating tracks
  • Export options

Available Instructors: Alison Valk     Charlie Bennett