Audio

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Written by Sean Cullen

Learn

  • How to import and organise digital audio.
  • How to capture audio from different sources
  • How to edit captured digital audio
  • How to export created digital audio in different formats suitable for media players
  • How to comply with copyright and intellectual property laws

Create/use/apply

  • Record interviews with members of the Digital Leaders programme
  • Create a sonic tag (e.g. the roar of the MGM lion or Direct line bugle call) by either recording a piece of music you have created or by a synthesis of existing elements of audio files

Share and showcase

  • Create an audio help file to explain DRM (digital rights management) to be put on school website/VLE
  • Create a radio advertisement for the Digital Leaders program

Example Scheme of Work - this will depend on students' previous knowledge and expertise.

  • Week 1: Copyright and intellectual property laws
  • Week 2: Import and organise digital audio
  • Week 3: Capture audio from different sources
  • Week 4: Edit captured digital audio
  • Week 5: Export created digital audio in different formats suitable for media players
  • Week 6: Share and showcase

Useful links

Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Digital Rights Management http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YDuSiX_gR0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRfX2gPwXMo

Sonic branding (sonic tag ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_branding A crash course in sonic branding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrY8yRwyDL0 Sonic branding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuMorarsTZw