Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS706 Audio Post-production Made Easy and Cheap

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, March 17

Media

Kahili/Lily

Have you ever wished you could wave a magic wand to make your narrated voice work sound clean and crisp? Well, there is no magic wand, but a digital audio workstation (DAW) comes close. Broadcast professionals spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars creating their ideal audio post-production environment, but with careful planning you won’t need to spend a penny.

In this session, you will discover techniques and technologies which will enable you to create clean, authoritative, professional-grade audio for online presentations with a minimal impact on your budget. You will learn about digital audio techniques such as basic editing, compression, de-essing, gating, noise removal, and normalization—all using robust digital editing software you can get for free or as part of a software bundle. You will see how easy it is to import your professional-sounding audio files directly into your authoring software, with a small price tag to make your manager smile.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to acquire DAW (digital audio workstation) software with robust features for little or no cost
  • How a DAW can be used to minimize or eliminate background noise (even including the barking dog down the street)
  • How a DAW can be used to move or remove sounds at the phrase, word, and phoneme levels
  • How a DAW can be used to emphasize or deemphasize frequencies in your voice, resulting in a bold, professional sound
  • The next steps and resources on learning, practicing, and perfecting these skills

Audience:
Intermediate designers, developers, and project managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Audition and Audacity.

Kevin Lange

Senior Instructional Designer

Expedia

Kevin Lange is a senior instructional designer with Expedia. Since 2005, Kevin has worked as a facilitator, instructional designer, project/program manager, and learning strategist within academic and corporate learning environments, including Fortune 100 and Global 500 companies such as American Express and Sony. Previously, he worked in the broadcast industry in various roles as an announcer, copywriter, production director, news director, and general manager. Kevin holds bachelor’s degrees in radio-television and speech communication from Southern Illinois University as well as an MBA from Indiana State University, and he is completing his MEd in educational technology with the University of Florida.

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