I have a great little audio-recording studio and Articluate’s eLearning Challenge #88 gave me an opportunity to play with some of the effects in Audacity that I’ve never tried before. (Audacity is a free audio editor. I use it to clean-up my narration files before embedding them in other eLearning tools like Storyline or Captivate.)
This is not what I was supposed to work on today and it always amazes me how quickly I can get things done without distractions.
My first layout had the original recording in the middle surrounded by Tempo, Pitch, Faster and Slower. After I organized the layers, it became apparent that there should be a Venn diagram of sorts: Faster/Slower alter both the Pitch and Tempo of the audio. So that’s what I ended up with.
Click the image to see the interactive soundboard.
The layers show the actual settings used to achieve the effect that you’re hearing. I kept thinking this might actually help me some day, like a quick reference to the Audacity settings. But it’s faster just to preview the settings I think.
Both the “Reverse” and the “Faster” still make me laugh when I listen to them! A fun challenge!
Click here to see my soundboard.