Simple Editing Tutorial for Simpsons Project

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Editing Part1

  1. Select and copy all the files from \\siam2\classfolders\MTD2\simpsons. You can use the mouse to select all the files or press <ctr>a.
    Editing1copy.png
  2. Make new folder in the c:\user folder and paste a copy of the original files there there.
    Editing2paste.png
  3. Open Sound Forge and go to 'File\Open and navigate to the folder you just created. Use the mouse to select all the files or press ctrl 'a' to select all the files. Press Open.Editing3open all.png
  4. Go to File/New and create a new 44.1kHz 16bit mono file for you to work in.
    Editing4new.png
  5. Bring the 1sim.wav window to the foreground and double click the contents or go slect Edit/Select all from the menus.
    Ediring5selectall.png
  6. Copy
    Editing7paste.png
  7. Paste
    Editing75pasted.png
  8. Now your file should look like this
    Editing75pasted.png
  9. save as - save the file as yourName_simpDone1
    Editing8saveas.png

Editing Part 2

  1. Since you cannot work in the gray space at the end of the file we need to add some more working space. Go to Process/Insert Silence and insert 1 second of silence at the end of the file.
    Editing21instertsilence.png
  2. Your file should look like this.
    Editing22silence.png
  3. Copy and Paste the second file into the the space you just made in you work file.
    Editing23copypaste2.png
  4. Listen to how the two files fit together. The first two kinda sound like they just need to be editied together.
    Editing24listen.png
  5. Zoom in using the the keyboard arrows or the mouse wheel and fins the end of the first section. Press the 'm' key on the keyboard to mark this point. Do the same with the beginning of the next section.
    Editing25markers.png
  6. Double click btween the two markers to select that section. Press ctrl 'k' on the keyboard to play every thing but the highlighted section.
    Editing26listen.png
  7. If is sound perfect the use the 'Delete' Ket on the keyboard to delete the highlighted section.
    Editing28delete.png
  8. Save your work
    Editing29saveas.png


Editing Part 3

  1. Copy and Paste the third file onto the end of your work file.
    Editing31start3.png
  2. Listen. It sounds like some parts are repeated. Lets try to edit that out.
    Editing32copy.png
  3. Try to find a part that has been repeated. We will attempt to find the same part in the other section.
    Editing33Listen.png
  4. Zoom in on the part you found and mark an easily identifiable spot. ALWAYS EDIT AT A ZERO CROSSING. Press 'z' on the keyboard to find the nearest zero crossing.
    Editing34findEditpoint.png
  5. Mark the other side.
    Editing35markzerocrossing.png
  6. Repeat steps 6 and seven from editing2.html
    Editing36marked.png
  7. Save as
    Editing37save.png
  8. Repeat until you are finished with all 13 parts......

MTD2 class 2