MUS 14A • Department of Music • Fall 2017
LIU Post • Long Island University
The pupose of this exercise is to give you a first opportunity to edit audio in Audacity.
Download one or more of the Work Files below and edit the audio to match its Final version. To dowload a file, right click on a Work File link, look for Save Target As, Save Link As, Download Linked File (or something similar) then save the file in your personal folder.
For the music you choose, listen closely to the Final version, note where the excerpt begins, its total length, and where the fade out begins.
When creating media (audio, video, etc.) in most media-creation applications you'll have a project file where you create/edit your work AND a media file which is the result of your work. The project file contains only information about the project, information needed to create the media version of the project.
To create the media file itself you "Render" or "Export" to the media file. The term used will depend on the program you're using. The command is usually found on the File menu. (Think of this rendering/exporting process as a way of saving the file - but in a different format.)
Audacity project file names end in ".aup". The media file names you can export in Audacity can end in ".mp3", ".wav", ".aif" to name a few.
We'll talk about the importance of these two, three or four letters that follow the dot (.) in a file name in an upcoming class. They're called file extensions.