Ross asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 7 months ago

Anyone Know Good Sound (Voice) Editing Software?

Okay, so I'm a huge Creepypasta geek. For those who don't know, they're online horror forums, stories either fictional or detailing past events that have no clear explanations. Popular in the Creepypasta realm are Slenderman (You'd have heard of him), Mr. Widemouth, Wendigos, Skinwalkers, etc. So ya it's online horror.

 A common form of it is YouTube narration. There are a lot of successful YouTubers who provide ASMR type narrations, gathering popular or fan uploaded stories from the Creepypasta forums available across the web. You may have heard of the really big ones like, Mr. Creepypasta, CreepsMcPasta, Lazy Masquerade, Mr. Creep, CreepyPastaJr, ClancyPasta, there's this one I really like that uses a few big narrators in the community such as Otis Jiry and Jesse Cornett. This channel is called Chilling Tales for Dark Nights. They'll host the simply scary podcast, the no sleep podcast, and so on. Now onto my question.

I wanna get into this myself, but I don't know how to begin in recording and editing. I'd need user friendly software. I'm not overly tech savvy. If it were anything beyond that, I'd need to be taught. I don't have any nice desktop mics, but I was planning on recording them with my computer, or the voice memos on my phone granted there's a way to export them to the program.

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Lastly, a lot of these videos have background art/slideshows and even background music, and I'm unsure as to how to incorporate these into audio recordings, and whether or not I'd need an external video maker too. Anyone know about this kind of stuff. Any programs you can recommend? Or knowledge on how to use them to make podcasts. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated. 

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  • 7 months ago
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    For simple recording and editing, you can use Audacity.

    https://www.audacityteam.org/

    If you want to combine multiple pieces of audio, background tracks, add effects etc., then Tracktion is ideal.

    https://www.tracktion.com/products/waveform-free

    That handles multiple separate tracks and you can add different recordings or samples to different tracks, as well as playing one or more while you record others.

    You can also use "VST" plugins in that, the software equivalent of effects machines like echo, reverb, voice changers etc., as well as instrument emulations.

    There are lots of free sources for these online, eg.

    https://vst4free.com/effects/

    To edit video and to combine audio with video, you can use Hitfilm Express.

    https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express

    Be wary of microphones; many on sale to beginners are just cheap electret inserts in big fancy casings and not actually what they claim to be.

    A Samson Meteor is one of the better ones at a reasonable price, for a USB connected type.

    Also, if you ever plan to use any better mics or do any kind of synchronised recording, you would be better off getting a proper Audio interface to start with, plus an XLR connected mic. It will cost a bit more but is vastly more versatile in the long run.

    Something like a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 or 2i4 etc. is good, and capable of vastly better quality than PC mics.

  • Lv 7
    7 months ago

    get audacity, and then watch some youtube videos to learn how to use it.

    also, you call them creepypastas, we used to call them campfire stories...

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