Have you ever recorded a conference call and desperately needed to remove the first minute or two of chatter? How about needing to edit the ‘chatty’ portions of an interview for radio or your website? In times like these, it is important to have a reliable system in place to make things happen fast — like ‘right now’ fast.
In today’s posting we will show our readers how to download their AudioAcrobat recordings and perform a basic ‘edit’ in Sony Sound Forge — a simple and *extremely* effective way to accomplish high profile studio work from the comfort of wherever you happen to be at the time.
Looking for alternatives to Sound Forge? Check this out first.
Step 1: MP3 Download
Before one can edit their AudioAcrobat recording in Sound Forge, the first step is to make sure that the file resides on the hard drive of the computer on which editing will be performed.
1. Login to your AudioAcrobat account
2. Click the blue “Audio” tab
3. Click the title of the Audio you wish to download
4. Click “Download Audio”
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Step 2: Open in Sound Forge
Now that the file you wish to edit is on your computer’s hard drive, you will want to open the file with Sound Forge. Right-click the file and choose “Open With” and select Sound Forge from the list. Don’t see it listed? Open Sound Forge from the “Programs” portion of the “Start” menu on the left side of your computer’s task bar. Open the software and click File –> Open, selecting the audio to be edited.
Note: In today’s posting, we are using Sound Forge version 9. The current version is 10, and we’ve been loyal users since version 6. All steps mentioned here should work just as well in any older versions within this range. If our readers find this to be inaccurate, please let us know by commenting on the page below and we’ll happily restructure today’s posting.
Once the file opens in Sound Forge, our readers will see something like this:
Step 3: Highlight, Delete + Save
It really is that simple. Click and drag with your mouse cursor or for those keyboard enthusiasts out there use Shift + Left/Right arrow keys to select the area that you wish to edit out. After highlighting a section of the audio to be previewed/deleted, our readers should see something similar to the following:
Press the space bar (or the ‘Play’ button) to preview the section to be removed and either press the ‘Delete’ key, Ctrl-x or the ‘Cut’ or ‘Delete’ commands/buttons within the menu (top of screen) to remove the highlighted area.
When satisfied, simply press the ‘Save’ or ‘Save As’ button (File –> Save As) to export your newly edited version and head over to AudioAcrobat in your internet browser to begin the upload process. Check this out for detailed uploading instructions.
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