Posted on April 23rd, 2013 in Audio, Free, Music Tech Tips, Software.
Free Download: Favourite GarageBand (for Mac) Shortcuts It seems I’m having a GarageBand month: last week I ran two full-day private workshops at two different schools, I have another “public” all-day workshop coming up next week in Melbourne and I’m about to begin running my 4-week Creative Projects with GarageBand Online Course on May 1 [...]
Posted on December 20th, 2012 in Audio, Free, Music Tech Tips.
Free Download: Favourite Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts I’ve always enjoyed the simplicity of the free audio recording and editing program Audacity. It’s my go-to tool for many tasks, especially things like recording voice-overs for tutorial videos, removing a verse and chorus from a song, taking lyrics out of a recording and adding fade-ins and fade-outs with [...]
Posted on May 5th, 2011 in Audio, Creative Commons, Free, Images, Music Tech Tips.
Each time I run a training session or present at a conference I find myself talking about the same few websites: my favourite places to find music, images, videos, sound effects and so on. When I first started looking for multimedia resources, I spent hours sifting through website after website, so I’ve decided to create [...]
Posted on October 16th, 2010 in Audio, Free, Music Tech Tips, Tutorials.
Audacity is a fantastic free audio editing tool which allows you to carrying out editing tasks quickly and easily. If you ever need to chop out a verse or other section of a song, you can do it easily in Audacity by highlighting the relevant section (drag the mouse across the blue wave) and pressing [...]
Posted on July 20th, 2010 in Audio, Music Tech Tips, Software, Tutorials, Video.
I’ve been creating “how-to” style video tutorials (“screencasts”) about music software programs for a number of months now. Whilst I would not consider myself an expert, I do receive some lovely compliments about the clarity and style of the videos I make. I also receive regular questions about how I go about making them and [...]
Posted on May 18th, 2010 in Audio, Free, Music Tech Tips, Tutorials.
You can easily create your very own Karaoke CDs using the latest version (1.3.13 Beta) of the free audio editing program Audacity, which is available for both Mac and Windows users. To download Audacity 1.3.13, go here. Before we get started, you should be aware that removing vocals from a recording it not a perfect [...]
Posted on March 23rd, 2010 in Audio, Music Tech Tips, Tutorials.
If you ever need a specific file type for use in an audio editing program or other multimedia program, you may need to convert your audio file from MP3 to WAV or vice versa. iTunes, which is available for both Mac and Windows users – can do the job for you. When you import a [...]
Posted on November 2nd, 2009 in Audio, Free, Music Tech Tips, Video.
Have you ever tried to send someone audio files via email? Or worse still, video files? Working in the music and multimedia education field I find myself frequently needing to send or receive recordings of songs, photos, videos and presentations to a range of people that include students, attendees of my training sessions, clients and [...]
Posted on October 14th, 2009 in Audio, Free, Music Tech Tips, Software.
You may already know that incorporating technology into your music classroom doesn’t need to be a costly exercise. There are plenty of free and low-cost resources available and the only thing you need in order to access them is an internet connection. In this post we’ll take a look at some of the free audio [...]