Magix Sound Forge Audio Studio 14 Tutorial for Beginners – Audio Editing Software for PC

Magix Sound Forge Audio Studio 14 Tutorial for Beginners – Audio Editing Software for PC


if you’re looking for affordable and
easy-to-use audio editing software for PC Magix sound Forge audio studio 14
might be a great choice for you in this sound Forge tutorial I’m going to go
over recording editing and using some of the effects that come with sound Forge
audio studio 14 including iZotope ozone Elements 9 I’m Zane from audio tech
tv.com and on this channel I do weekly audio tech tips tutorials and reviews to
help you conquer the tech and unleash your creativity I’ve included a link in
the description to magix website so you can easily hop over there and download
the demo or of course you can purchase it too if you like now let’s get into
this tutorial so first up I’m going to change the default layout I like the
podcast layout as it uses more of the screen for the waveform and it gives us
some more meters at the bottom you also get a markers list which I’ll get into
in a little bit so go up to view then go to windows layouts
and you can change it to podcast there’s also some other layouts here see which
one fits your workflow best but I’m going to choose podcast and here’s the
markers list right here I just like this layout a lot more this step isn’t
necessary but this is the view that I’m going to be working in so I just wanted
to show you how I got it to look this way so let’s do some audio recording go
up to file click on new and now you have some
options here and the sample rate of 48,000 is typical for video work and
same with 24-bit 44100 and 16-bit is cd-quality so you can choose the quality
that you want here based on whatever it is you’re going to be recording a
microphone is just a mono source so I’m going to keep this as mono and then
click OK now let’s just quickly check out our audio settings to make sure our
interface or USB mic is the one that’s selected for recording so go up to
options preferences and then in the Audio tab go over to record
and you’ll be able to see your device listed in here and for channel one
you’ll want to make sure it’s set for the input 1 or 2 or your microphone
whatever it is you’re going to be recording you want that to be on channel
1 right there and you may have to change the audio device here it could be set
for something different than what you’re going to be using I’m using my USB mic
which is the shure MV51 and that’s set to channel 1 here once you have that set
up you can click OK and now just one more quick step before we start
recording go up to view and then click on recording options it’s
right here now you can turn your monitor on or off so if you have monitoring on
you’ll be able to hear yourself while you’re recording if you turn it off
you won’t hear yourself while recording and of course that depends if you’re
wearing headphones or you have speakers connected but I personally like to keep
it off when I’m recording my voice like this
so I’m going to leave it off also if you want to check your levels you can do
that in here as well just click the arm for recording button right here
and now you’ll see your levels down here so it looks like my levels are okay and
I can start recording you can actually leave this open if you like if you
prefer these meters here and again it’s all just a preference thing and now we
can hit record this is a demo recording in sound Forge audio studio 14 if you’re
enjoying this video so far please give it a thumbs up now that we have our
audio clip we can do some editing so go up to this area right here and click on
this icon for the event tool and now we can edit the audio with this so we can
come down here and go to our clip and say we want to make a split right here
click there then you can just press the s key on
your computer keyboard or you can right-click
and click on split and now these two parts are separate from each other so I
can actually drag this over or I can drag it this way you’ll see the
crossfade happening here or I can even extend this and copy this part over here
and I’ll have it two times for whatever reason I might want to do that
also you notice if I hover the mouse in the top corner here it changes if I
click and drag I can create a fade at the beginning of this part of the clip
and you can do that on the other side of the clip as well he can trim the clip by
just hovering over the edge of it clicking and dragging either way you can
do that on both sides of it if when you’re recording you make a mistake or
there’s a part that you might want to revisit you can actually just press the
M key on your computer keyboard and you can see it makes a marker right here and
you can do this while you’re recording so let’s have a look at that right now
I’ll start recording again this is a test of making markers Here I am
pressing M and there’s another marker showing up I’ll press it again you can
see down in this list here we have three markers and you can actually rename
these if you like and if you click over here it jumps the cursor to that marker
and you can play from that marker by clicking the play button on each one and
this is very helpful if you’re recording your podcast and you know there’s a part
that you kind of flubbed or you know you want to revisit it for whatever reason
you just hit that M button while you’re recording and then you can go back and
easily find it or it’s also great if you have different sections of your podcast
or whatever it is you’re recording you can just hit that marker and you know
okay that’s where I’m going to put in my bumper or my intro or whatever it is
that you want to put in there which brings me to what if we need to bring
other audio in there are different ways that you might want to do this you might
want to bring a music bed to go underneath your voice or you may want to
splice in another piece of audio like a podcast intro or a bumper you can do
both of these in sound Forge audio studio first let’s look at adding some
music under our voice so you can actually drag and drop an audio file
into sound Forge from down in this area here and that’s what I’m going to do
because I can see I have some audio files here just drag-and-drop it up here the other
way to do it is you can just drag and drop it from either your desktop or a
folder on your computer you would just drag it in hover over and drop it in there like
that so let’s switch over to the tab of the
audio that I just brought in so you can either choose this entire clip by
pressing ctrl a on your computer keyboard if you want to bring everything
over or you can just highlight a section that you might want to bring in and then
you just press ctrl C on your computer keyboard to copy or you could
right-click copy and we’ll go back to the tab of what we
recorded earlier now let’s say I just want to put this music under the intro
part of my voice here so go to wherever it is you want this audio to start and
then you can just press control M on your computer keyboard and you can see
it brings up this mix / replace window and you have to faders here the first
one is for what you’re pasting in and the second one is for what you’ve
already recorded so you want to bring the music bed down so it’s underneath
your voice and you can preview it as you go this is a demo recording in sound
Forge audio studio 14 if you’re enjoying this video so far please give it a
thumbs up alright let’s say that’s what I want click OK and now this is a demo
recording that’s what we have so that’s one way of adding other audio into your
clip the other way would to be copied this audio from another clip and then go
back here and we made our slice here so we’ll move this over to our edit tool and right click paste
now you can see we have this whole other piece of audio in here so we could drag
this and do some cross fading with it if we wanted that to be in the middle and
then crossfade on each side so maybe it’s a song you want to play in your
podcast so you want your voice to fade out while you’re going into it and then
fade back in when you’re coming out of the song or whatever it is that you’re
going into and out of this is very easy to do all right now let’s look at using
effects you can use effects on your entire audio track or just on sections
of it if you just want to put an effect on a section of your audio go over to
the Edit tool here then you want to click and highlight the section that you
want the effect on and then you would go up to effects or FX favorites and
add the effect that you want so we’ll try it out here we’ll go up to
effects and say we want to add some reverb to this section here
we’ll just choose one of these presets say dreamverb
listen to what that will sound like all right let’s say that’s what I wanted
just click okay this if you’re enjoying this and you can
hear just that section had the effect on it now if you wanted to put in effect on
your entire track just press ctrl-a on your computer keyboard and that selects
everything and this time we’re gonna go up and use a third-party plug-in you can
see if you click on effects favorites all of these plugins are in here these
are all third-party plugins that I added if you don’t see any in here and you
know you have third-party plugins installed on your computer go into
options preferences VST effects tab and then make sure in here your default VST
search folder is set to whatever folder you use for your vsts and then once you
set it you click OK it’s going to scan for them and you should see them up in
your effects favorites if you don’t see them in here in this list here you may
have to go into organize and you can go in here and right-click and add two
effects favorites individually so I’ll just test out this waves Berzerk
distortion plugin let’s hear what that will sound like this is a demo recording
in sound Forge audio studio 14 if you’re enjoying this video so far please give
it alright say that’s what I wanted click OK and we have a third party of
that song is a demo recording in sound Forge audio studio for now let’s quickly
look at iZotope ozone elements 9 which is a great plugin that you get with
sound Forge audio studio 14 so just like before
select the area that you want to affect go up to effects favorites
then iZotope inc and you would find ozone 9 elements and you’ll see that you can access some
presets in here just by clicking presets and it brings up this window
or you can use the master assistant which will kind of do everything for you
so click on master assistant then you can click on the intensity that you want
I’ll just leave it at medium if you’re just going to be streaming click
streaming if this audio is for CD click CD
then click Next and when you’re on this screen you want to hit the preview
button this is a demo recording in sound Forge audio studio 14 if you’re enjoying
this video so please give it a thumbs up this is a demo recording in sound Forge
audio studio 14 if you’re alright let’s listen to that this is a demo recording
in sound Forge audio studio 14 if you’re enjoying this video so far please give
it a thumbs up and you can make any adjustments you want in here or you can
accept it as is click OK and you’ll see it’s made those automatic edits for you
now you’ll have to play with that effect a little bit sometimes the auto
mastering doesn’t quite get it right every time but it does give you a good
starting point and you can adjust as needed be sure to try it out on your
next podcast and see if it can add a little magic to your voice click here to
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thank you so much for watching for simple green tech I’m Zane keep creating
and we’ll talk soon

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