The word deters: Audio compilation.
You may think of it as something you have to learn for years and witch is only for pro’s - but there IS a way you can compile audio files yourself without prior knowledge! A way you can do everything you need with your data files, and you do not have to charter a professional.
AND: it’s open source
The way is Audacity.
Audacity is a (free) open source program which is made by volunteers, and it’s better than several other, costing, applications.
I tested this program and tried to make a short "radio advertisement“. Here’s how I’ve done it:
Well, what’s interesting here is the IT-part of it, but just for some basics:
I choose a topic for the ad, and decided on a cruise with a big ship:
I then thought of how to do this (2 speakers/tracks) and the background-noises (2 tracks) and the music (1 track).
This makes 5 tracks then - a good amount for testing Audacity!
firstly, you need to record the tracks (also possible with Audacity, advantage!)
This was possible with the 2 speakers and done easily
Cut out what you don’t need:
Hint: After recording with your mac (or headset and …) there is a little unwanted noise! Cut it out.
If the tracks are lapping or if you want to move them, you can use the sliding kit
You can pull music there, too, and compile it as any other track, but songs are made of „two in one“ tracks:
You can also download natural sounds just as waves on a beach or sth. like this. This will look like a song!
Audacity has some cool effects you can use, such as changing the speed gliding.
They are found at the menu bar at the top of the screen.
Audacity calculates this for every track you want - great feature! °_°
Some more of the more often needed basics are found on the left of every track
This looks much more complicated than it is! Here’s my whole radio advertisement:
It lasts about 30 seconds.
With this basics, you can start compiling you own tracks - and it’s fun!