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Audacity Tutorials
Audacity Tips & Tricks

Getting Ready to Record

Audacity Download
Audacity LAME MP3 Encoder
Overview of Digital Audio
Scriptwriting for Audio
Microphone Selection
High Quality Voiceovers
Setting Preferences
Saving Projects

Toolbars & Menus

Toolbars and Controls
Docking Toolbars
Meter Levels
The Track Tools
The Track Menu
The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The View Menu
The Project Menu
The Generate Menu
The Effects Menu Part 1
The Effects Menu Part 2

Working with Audio

Audio Tracks and Waveforms
Using the Label Track
Using the Time Track
Sound File Formats
Importing Audio
Fading Music Up & Down
Exporting MP3 Files

 

 

Scriptwriting and Recording Techniques for Audacity

Writing Audio Scripts

Writing for narration for Audacity is really about writing words for the ear. Someone once said that microphoneaudio listeners aren't one audience of thousands; they're thousands of audiences of one. You should always write with "you" in a personal style, as if your were speaking directly to the person listening. Audio narration must sound natural. If you want to know how that works, record yourself speaking about a topic you want to write a script about. Transcribe it, clean it up and record it again.

Use short sentences, but vary their length. Stick to one idea per sentence when possible. Make each new idea flow logically out of the previous one. Make sure your audio flows.

Check everything you write by reading it aloud. A sentence might look just fine on paper, but it could read awkwardly in the studio. Always check what you've written by reading to yourself aloud or preferable to someone else.

Here are some other suggestions to follow when writing your script. Remember, you're writing for the ear, not for print.

  • Write conversationally as if you were speaking to the one individual listening to you.

  • Use contractions and an informal tone. Don't be afraid to use fragments or end your sentences with a preposition.

  • Make sure that all text can be easily understood and read aloud. The best way to test audio scripts is to read them out loud before attempting to record them.

  • Write everything the way someone would say it, not the way someone would read it. Write out symbols and abbreviations so the voice over talent will know what was meant to be read.

  • With numbers, write out one through nine. Use numerals for 10 through 999. Write out words like thousand and million. Use the appropriate combination of names and numerals for numbers like 22 million.

  • Write out names for symbols. When recording the audio, "dollars" is easier to read than $.

  • If an acronym or an abbreviation appears in a script, make sure that the full name appears first.

  • Audio scripts allow injection of personality into programs. Since the narrator is an actual person, writers can use inclusive terms like "we" or "our", creating the illusion that the narrator is viewing the program along with the user. This makes the program much more alive and less dry. Such qualities always help to put the user at ease. Using the method, the narrator can act as an actual guide. 

     

     


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    Overview of Digital Audio
    Scriptwriting for Audio
    Microphone Selection
    High Quality Voiceovers
    Setting Preferences
    Saving Projects

    Toolbars & Menus

    Toolbars and Controls
    Docking Toolbars
    Mixer Toolbar
    Meter Levels
    The Track Tools
    The Track Menu
    The File Menu
    The Edit Menu
    The View Menu
    The Project Menu
    The Generate Menu
    The Effects Menu Part 1
    The Effects Menu Part 2

    Working with Audio

    Audio Tracks and
    Waveforms

    Using the Label Track
    Using the Time Track
    Sound File Formats
    Importing Audio
    Fading Music Up
    & Down

    Exporting MP3 Files

     

     

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