Webinar: Audio mixing for virtual performances

Many leisure-time music groups have thought about creating a virtual performance for their members to take part in, but are unsure where to start or are unfamiliar with the software. In this webinar, we take a look at the process of mixing audio files and demonstrate some of the software available.

Find out about:

  • Best practices for receiving and organising audio files
  • A walk-through of the key features in Audacity – a free, open source multi-track audio editing software for Mac and PC computers
  • A guide to editing, mixing and exporting a virtual recording, including importing audio, syncing each part, mixing levels, experimenting with effects and exporting the final piece to a desired file type
  • A look into publishing an audio performance online, including platform choices

If you're looking for help with a particular task, simply jump to the following timecodes:

00:00:00 - Where to download Audacity: www.audacityteam.org
00:01:19 - Launch Audacity for the first time
00:02:13 - Import your first audio file
00:05:10 - Audacity’s key features
00:20:23 – Import and synchronise all parts
00:26:22 – Trim unwanted audio from the start and end of the performance
00:29:40 – Mix audio levels
00:38:15 – Automate level adjustments within the performance (i.e. increase a performer’s level for a solo)
00:40:48 – Automate fade-outs or fade-ins at the end or start of the performance
00:43:49 – Add effects to individual parts 
00:48:19 – Export the final performance 
00:52:48 – Options for publishing audio (Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Headliner – tool for turning your audio file into an ‘Audiogram’ ideal for publishing on social media)
00:58:18 – Q&A 

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