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Basic Editing: Audio & Video

Before you begin

  • Create a folder in the D: Drive Storage folder and label it with your network ID. This is where you will save all of your files.

Getting Started

  • Open the AUDIO folder on the desktop. Open the Sound Forge Audio Studio program.

Editing the File: Creating Markers

  • Go to File > Open to open your audio file.
  • If you'd like to trim the clip or separate it into tracks, zoom in or out  button on the audio file to easily see the beginning and end of each segment, shown by the larger spaces between the waves of blue.

  • Click near the beginning of the clip and press the ‘M’ key on your keyboard to create a marker.
  • Note: This marker can then be moved by clicking and holding to drag the playhead.  
  • Make a marker at the beginning and the end of each clip. 
  • You may zoom back out to see all the markers/clips together. 

Editing: Splitting File into Tracks

  • You can highlight a segment by double clicking on the center. This will automatically highlight between two markers.

  • Pressing Ctrl + C to copy, and then Ctrl + E will move the copied segment to a new file.  From here you can make further edits.  

 

Editing: Deleting parts of the file

  • You can highlight a segment by double clicking on the center. This will automatically highlight between two markers.

  • If you would like to cut out an unwanted segment of the clip, just highlight a part by double-clicking it and then hit delete key on the keyboard.

Editing: Rearranging parts of the audio file

  • You can highlight a segment by double clicking on the center. This will automatically highlight between two markers.

  • If you would like to rearrange parts of the audio, you can highlight a segment, Ctrl+C to copy it, and click on one of the other markers, Ctrl + V to paste the segment at the marker you selected.
  • You may refer to the section above on how to delete the original segment.

Saving Your Files

  • Name and save the new .wav file in your folder in D: Drive by going to File --> Save.
  • Note: We do not recommend making MP3 files in this program. MP3s are best made in iTunes. Refer to the .Wav to .Mp3 Conversion guide