Workshop: The Principles of Good Audio Editing
This workshop is designed for people interested in editing audio with a view to making radio reports and programmes, or creating podcasts. It will take in both the editorial considerations of editing, and the principles of good practice, as well as the technical skills involved.
The system you’ll be using is Adobe Audition, and the course will include basic operation, a software overview, speech editing, levels and fades, feature mixing basics, mastering levels for web and radio, bouncing and transfer, file management.
You will need to bring a laptop pre-loaded with Adobe Audition – a free trial can be downloaded here.
David Prest is the founder of Whistledown productions, the independent production company which makes programmes for BBC Radio (including The Reunion and Feedback for Radio 4) and podcasts for clients such as The Economist, Glyndebourne Opera and Mint Velvet.
Gareth Iles is a BBC trained sound engineer. He has an extremely broad range of experience that includes, recording and mixing documentaries for Radio4, location recording for specialist programmes for Radio2, mixing live Radio1 sessions, and working as part of the broadcast sound team for large scale music festivals such as Glastonbury and T in the Park.