Digital Media – Unit 4

Learning Outcomes

  • Define terms associated with digital audio
  • Create digital audio files
  • Research digital audio software

To Do List

  1. Read Chapter 4
  2. Read tutorials on Audacity
  3. Discuss digital audio software
  4. Watch lecture video
  5. Watch assignment video
  6. Complete assignment
  7. Complete chapter 4 quiz

Readings

Videos

Lecture video

Discussions

Digital audio discussion

Use the discussion board titled “Digital Audio Discussion” in Blackboard and research two software package for creating and editing digital audio. For each, include the name (4 points) , publisher (4 points), website address (4 points), cost (4 points), target audience (4 points), 1 paragraph description (20 points) and five comments from users of the software (40 points). Write a one paragraph comparison of the two packages (20 points). Do not discuss software that another student has posted.

Assignment

Recording with Audacity

Summary: Use the introduction that you posted in the discussion board and create an audio introduction. Reply to another student with an audio reply.

Total Points: 100

  1. Download and install Audacity, http://audacity.sourceforge.net/.
  2. Use the introduction that you posted in the discussion board as a script and record the introduction using Audacity (20 points).
  3. Save the introduction as a WAV or MP3 file (20 points) and post it to the Audio Introductions in the discussion board (10 points). Create your discussion post and add the sound file as an attachment. Also, copy and paste your original introduction to this posting. (10 points) Only post a WAV or MP3 file. Do not post the Audacity Project (AUP) file.
  4. Reply to another audio introduction with an audio reply. First type out what you will say. Create a sound file (WAV or MP3) (20 points) using Audacity to use as a reply, attach it to a reply (10 points) and post your text in the reply (10 points).
  5. Submit your introduction audio file to Blackboard.

Note: Adding the script of the audio file is for creating content for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.

Exam

Login to Blackboard and take the chapter 4 quiz.

17 Responses

  1. I like this weeks assignment, audio recording much more fun than digital image editing.

  2. I cannot load the discussion board to submit my comparison of digital editing software. Can I email it to you or post it on another board? All other discussion boards are loading fine but the one to submit the comparison is just giving me gibberish. Thank you..

  3. Just confirming that we will not actually have anything to post in the EPIC Assignment section for Part 4 (as it is posted in the discussion area).

    Also, confirming that we do not need to post the original text script for our introduction since it is posted in week one.

  4. For those of you who are having trouble with large audio files and not being able to post, you need to reduce the file size. You can do this with these two methods. You can install the LAME MP3 exporter ( http://manual.audacityteam.org/help/manual/man/faq_installation_and_plug_ins.html#lame ) which will compress your files or you can change the sample rate. To change the sample rate, click on the drop down arrow next to the title of the track, select Set Rate and choose 11,025. The default is 44,100.

  5. Ok…. The problem I am having is the file size is 7M (7,037KB to be exact), and the board only accepts 2M uploads.

  6. I’m confused which introduction do we use to record. What does the introduction consist of and where do we post it.

  7. It is not allowing me to post or upload the .wav file.

  8. Which discussion board should we post the audio introduction into? The digital audio, where we discussed two different software applications?

  9. Is there anything specific you would like us to submit under the assignment tab? I tried to attach my recording but it wouldn’t allow it to submit.

  10. Mr. Jarrell, I was going to download the Audacity program, but rather than 1.3.12 the version available for download is 1.3.13. Is that okay to download?

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