Several months ago, I took a class from Coursera.org called Introduction to Music Production, offered by Berklee College of Music. It was a fairly basic course, but it was nice to get a certificate from completing it. If you are looking to understand audio better, I recommend taking it. The class is geared towards music, but also delves into the fundamentals of audio and what we use to record it. It’s very relevant to podcasters.
The assignments from the course had the students reteach the concepts of the class, creating videos, blog posts and audio content to describe what we had learned. I made a few screencast videos, and thought this would be a good way to repurpose one of them here. In this video, I show how to edit a region in Logic. I recorded a bit of my voice, then edited it to be more concise. As you will notice, I was sick that day, providing an element to edit out.
It’s best to watch this video in HD, so you can see the tools more clearly.
Note that we were supposed to have a five minute time limit on our videos, and I blew past that. Otherwise, I would have made that breath sound more natural. It’s important to edit voices to sound natural.