Audio Editing Demonstration

Posted by aeron on Sept. 28, 2016, 8:49 p.m.

I mentioned in my last blog that I wanted to do a few videos on music making and audio editing. So today I sat down and made my first rough video. In this one I walk through various audio editing processes by recreating a specific effect in REAPER*. It lightly touches on sampling, beat matching, and a few effects.

This is very much an informal series. I don't intend for these videos to teach you everything about editing, mixing, or whatever. They are meant to be demonstrations that you can learn techniques or gain inspiration from. I will show my processes thoroughly and in context, but I won't fret over every detail.

So if you are interested, give the video a watch. I'd love to hear feedback on this type of content in general. Also let me know if anything specific was unclear, I will gladly elaborate here in the comments.

* By the way, it shouldn't matter if you use the same software as me, the high level stuff should be close enough in just about any digital audio workstation software.


Crazy Star 3 years, 6 months ago

In the progress of learning the basics myself I found it very useful that you went over techniques such as pitch, reverb and even stretching the length of the song. It kind of gave me the impression that learning these concepts are not as hard as I tend to imagine them. (For instance I wasn't totally sure if stretching would affect pitch and vica versa). So I feel more playful after watching this. Especially the whole switching the order of sub clips and reversing them thing. Gotta love that.

Do you have any advise on additional resources of learning for me?
What's meaningful for me right now is direct programmatic editing of the waveform. It's fun and educative in itself but also a bit hard when you don't have any sound theory or experience at all, heh.

Thanks for posting this. I'm going to head over to OpenAL and give it another go ^^

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