[audacity4blind] Re: mixing two audio files

  • From: "Mike Bernard" <mbern6516@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:39:04 -0500

Hi Robby,

Could you explain how to use the audo duck feature in step-by-step
instructions? I looked at the built-in manual that comes with Audacity, and
like many articles we find online that explain how to do something, they're
assuming that the user is using a mouse, and I'm not able to use the mouse.
I'm hoping to create a recording that simulates a radio broadcast like
sound. Whereas, at the beginning, there's approximately 15 seconds of
instrumental music, then at the point where the narration would begin, the
music will fade down but continue to play at a comfortable level so that it
doesn't get in the way of the voice track. Thus, allowing the listener to
hear both the music and voice track. Then, when the voice track ends, the
music will fade back up and play for a few seconds, then fade out. Thanks.


Rochester, NY. USA


From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robbie
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 1:25 AM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: mixing two audio files


Hi Mike! 

You can use the Auto Duck effect to create a voice over. Make sure the voice
track is below the music track and use the track align options to move the
voice track to where you want it to start. Then make sure only the music
track is selected, select the audio by pressing j shift-k  and apply Auto
Duck. If you want The music to fade to silence during the voice track cut it
off where you want it to end and perform a fade before applying Auto Duck.


Cheers, Robbie

From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Bernard
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2013 11:43 PM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audacity4blind] mixing two audio files


Hello fellow Audacity users,

I'm in the process of creating a demo recording for an online radio station
to which I'm thinking about joining in the near future.

I'd like to add music to an already existing audio file in such a way that I
can combined the music and the audio file together. Thus, when the completed
file is played back, in the beginning of the recording, the music will start
to play first, then after so much time, the music will fade slightly and the
audio file containing me speaking will play, creating a smooth balance
between my voice and the music, similar to what happens when someone is
talking live over the radio with background music playing. Then, once that
recording is done, I can fix it so that the music will either fade back up,
or fade to silence completely, when the speaking portion of the recording is
done. Thus, allowing me to create a somewhat professional sounding
recording. I say somewhat professional, because I don't have any pro audio
equipment or anything fancy like a studio would. Also, is there a way to get
audacity to record in stereo? Thanks.


Rochester, NY.  

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