Does your audio sound like it’s been edited?
Do you like what editing does but feel that you need to take it to the next level?
Here are 10 tips that are fundamental to editing speech, such as a podcast interview.
1. Be Guided by Your Ears
As all editing programs give you a visual representation of an audio waveform it’s amazing how you soon edit with your eyes. Yes, the waveform is important and in many cases should inform where the edits go but it comes with a proviso . . . what does it sound like?
If you are really checking audio, the only way to know that it’s truly a good edit is to detach yourself, close your eyes and listen again.
Would someone else be able to tell you’ve made an edit there? If the answer if yes, then you’ve still got some work to do.