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Simple Audio-editor for PC

A friend of mine wants to learn basic audio editing, 2 or more tracks and asked me what kind of (free) program would be best to use on PC platform... Any idea's?
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Reducing breath noise

I have some vocal tracks where the vocalist's breaths between phrases are quite loud - enough to be distracting. Is there a relatively easy way to lower the breath sound short of riding the fader ...
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Editing a guide track

Hi, Does anyone have any good source information on editing a guide track from location audio on FCP and/or Avid? I am specifically looking for tips on dialogue editing for picture editors when they ...
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Workflow question: editing a panel discussion

I'm in the midst of some dialog editing for a panel discussion that I recorded for a ministry at church. I've edited a couple panel discussions so far, with varying degrees of success. There are going ...
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How can I edit tracks in Audacity in Sequence instead of in Parallel

I'm trying to do non-linear editing in Audacity. In other words, I have 8 minutes of audio, and my goal is to cut certain sections, and rearrange them. But, when I cut a track in audacity, and paste ...
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An open source sound editor, but not Audacity?

I am looking for open source/free software for casual sound editing. I've tried audacity, I know it's capable tool but really I dont like the interface. Tried snd, can't get it to work. I am looking ...
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How are vocals and other different tracks separated from a mix?

I am referring to extractions like these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLKFSmI-iYM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyx14aFNPX0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm7w5al2n7o http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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What is a “ducker”?

I saw another question on here that asked how to set up a ducker. Can someone provide a detailed explanation of what a ducker is? I couldn't glean a specific meaning from the context of the linked-...
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Gradual pitch correction

I'm involved with recording a lot of a capella choir performances, and it's not uncommon for the group to drop 1/2 to a full step through the course of a song. I was hoping with Pro Tools' elastic ...
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Steps to sound effects editing and mastering? Sounds you recorded.

So far what I do is Take the sound effect I recorded Drop it in pro tools Cut up The audio so I have pieces of sounds I will keep Then I name the sound Fade the sound on the back end Add a ...
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Do you have any credits listed on IMDB?

I would like to watch films where the sound design/editing has been done by our community here at social sound design. So if you have some credits that you recommend I watch I would be glad to do so.
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Dialogue editing on cans?

Do you ever edit dialogue on cans? What if your speakers are sub-pro, is it better to edit the dialogue on a decent pair of headphones?
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In defense of ADR editors…

Ok, we've all heard jokes and stabs at "how bad the ADR was" in some movies, but, I want to get to the bottom and real cause of ADR dialogue being off and low-quality. I honestly don't believe some ...
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Exported Region Groups or Sound Packs for TV Sound Designing?

I was sitting in on an ADR session for a television show at an ADR stage the other day and I was talking to the ADR mixer about how Sound Design is different for TV than it is for Movies. He told me ...
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What is your ideal EQ for editing dialogue?

Just like the title, what is your Ideal EQ for editing dialogue? Q3? Rennaissance? Audio Track? Sonnox? Stock DAW? It seems like sometimes you might want a transparent EQ.
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Backgrounds for a dead city?

Hi guys (my English is failing me big time today for some reason! so please forgive me and bear with me if possible) I just started working on a short (30 min) settled in a (present) post ...
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Best way to clean up plosives

Last night I did live sound for a major awards event. I was working Front of House and there was this woman who came up to give a speech and she leaned into my MK41s at point blank range for the ...
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Editing Driving and Car Scenes

I'm editing a video just to do for a fun challenge, its of a rally car doing various manoeuvres and drifting, just using library material, no recordings I've made. Was curious to know of any ...
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Can we be sure that our sound design works?

I've been working on @Shaun's challenge since Sunday night, and I came up with a vision of the material and ideas I am proud of. In theory it all makes sense, and I know that when the mix time comes (...
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Residuals for Sound Effects?

Hey guys, So I have done quite a bit of recording of voice talents. Many of them for sound effects I call "Vocal Effects" where they do anything vocal - walla, screams, laughs, breaths, etc. I have ...
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Rant against editors and tyre screeches

Do you find it normal to hear squealing when a car is driving fast down a dirt road? It's horrible to hear, and it should be horrible to make anyway. So, when it's so obvious that the effect doesn't ...
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Developing a workflow for editing and mastering raw material

Since I bought me a mic (RØDE NT3) and started recording things that sound interesting to me I keep asking myself what would be a good workflow for importing, cutting/editing and mastering the sounds, ...
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How do I prepare my sound files professionally to share with others?

Hello. I have a question about embedding the correct sort of metadata and general professional preparation for my sound files so I can pass to others and it'll be appropriate for their professional ...
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How do I make “sound booth” sounding ADR sound natural?

I recently completed a short film that needed a full dialog re-recording. The only space we were able to find was in a musician's studio with a sound booth. It sounds good as voice over, but for ...
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How do you edit out wind?

I'm using a Sony MZ-M10 with the stock mic, and a sock wrapped around it (not much wind protection). I just recorded the recycling truck making its rounds, but the wind blew just before it drove off. ...
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How to widen a sound effects dynamics? Uncompression?

Hey guys, I have done a lot of sound design using some punches, body falls, kicks, etc. that were mashed and mastered and normalized and compressed and every-which-way processed. Does anyone have a ...
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While editing dialogue, what tool do you use to eliminate clicks within words?

In order to eliminate clicks in words in Pro Tools, and I use either the Pencil Tool or cut out a cycle of the waveform. What would software tool would you recommend?
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How much should I charge to edit dialogue for a video game?

I have an opportunity to do some editing (and possibly some mastering) of some lines for a video game. it's all broken down in such a way that it will all be cut into single line sound files. there ...
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SAMPLERS: What are you using?

Lots to choose from out there… I've found the integration between ProTools and Structure very smooth; it's easy to wrap my head around and actually produce some decent sounding patches in a short ...
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Pro Tools vs Logic…

Hi all, I am looking for a little bit of advice on DAWs. I am Mac-based and have exclusively used Logic Studio for my work which, so far, I have found to be sufficient. But I am beginning to wonder ...
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What is expected from a sound effects editor?

What are the exact tasks that a sound effects editor is expected to fulfill? Apart from choosing the effect and editing it, are we expected to also mix, place the SFX in a space, EQ to context, etc.? ...
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Loneliness Lies in Twos - Looking for Feedback

Hi, I recently worked on a self-funded (no budget) project and I am looking for feedback on my work. A questionnaire is online for you to fill in. Below, you can find three links; a link to the ...
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Best use of ergonomics in an Pro Tools editing environment?

If you're anything like me you spend up to 12 hours a day sitting at an audio workstation, toiling away at your craft. Very often these workstations are set up in an office-type setting, ie. desk, ...
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Techniques for making a crowd sound bigger and fuller

For the film I'm working on, the on-set recordist recorded some very nice and useful crowds and chants. But these where recorded in mono and with a group smaller than the films requires. Currently I'...