Audio Gathering Take-Home Lab Exercise

(ZOOM RECORDER USERS — here’s your tutorial!)

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The ultimate goal of our two-part audio gathering/editing lab exercise is to produce a short audio clip of 30 to 45 seconds that tells a coherent story. Here’s an example from Digital Journalism alum Laura Rowe, who visited an SMU isotope lab:

When you’re ready to upload your nat sound, VO and interview clips from your Zoom recorder to your computer, here’s a YouTube tutorial that shows you exactly how to do it. Save your three (SHORT) raw audio files on an external drive in addition to posting them to SoundCloud. Next week, you’ll use GarageBand to edit your three clips into an NPR-worthy masterpiece!

P.S. Looking for some tips on voiceovers? Here’s a great tutorial from the Knight Digital Media Center.

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