How To Edit Your Podcast Intro [Easy Audio Editing]

If you are editing audio for a podcast then you should consider using this simple edit idea for your next episode. Learn how to create consistent audio edits so your podcast intro sounds super pro!

hey everybody welcome back to anotherquick tip i’m adam clairmont and in this video i want to share withyou something that i’ve learned how tosave some time when i’m editing episodicpodcasts that have the same introand outro so if you like videos justlike this you know like pro tools tipshow to save some time be a betterengineerthen please hit that subscribe button ifyou like it hit the like button makesure you hit the notification bell tooi’m sharing videos just like thisevery single week most weeks more thanonce a weekand i don’t want you to miss them soback to this video and i’llgo into my pro tools session in a momentand show you but uhi’ve got certain podcasts that have thesame intromusic and the same outro music the samebeginning credits and the same endingcredits now i don’t want to edit thatevery show it’s the same not only do inot want to spend the time on itbut it’s better for my clients because ican give them a consistency for theirshowso let me dive in and i’ll show you whati’m doing okay so here we arein pro tools real quick overview this mxtrack is the music bedhost is the host of the show soevery single show we start out with themusicit fades quickly the host says welcomehere’s the showand then the music fades back in shortlyshe says nothingand then it fades out shortly after thatand that’s the introokay i don’t wanna figure out when andwhere to do all this every time and iwant the consistency so here’s what i’vedonefirst of all you’ll notice i’ve gotthese markersokay and they correspond with this musictrack sothis is a template that i import everysingle time before i record this show soall this information is here with thesemarkersthis music okay so i immediately knowthat the introductioni want to line up her dialogue right atthis marker so if you hearwelcome to qwerty all right so i wantthat welcome to be lined up right atthis introductionmarker and i’ll show you under the hoodyou can see i’ve got my volumeautomation to correspondwith the move so we start out high andit’s one secondof music before so it’s just a quickminimal fade downand then it continues to go down and atthis out that’s where i know that sheneeds to be done now she says the samething every single time and she does itconsistentlyso it times out really well every time idon’t have to worry about thatright so at the out the music goes upand it’s what is this like five secondsor sookay eight seconds and then it slowlyfades out until it’s goneand here you see the fade begins and asecond later just like the introshe comes back in with herguest introduction so let me play thatfor youwelcome to qwerty i’m marion roach smitheach episodeokay so she begins there from thecomputer or typewriter for a bit andjoin usso when she says join us i know i needto make an edit so i do a quick littleeditand now just visually i can grabthat if i hold uh option shift returnit will bring the selection all the wayto the end of the sectioni’m trying to think pc terms optionshift return that should just be altshift return i hope um and if i holdshift and use the colon i can select theaudio below which is my guestand the same thing so now what i can dois i can move this whole thing so thewaveform begins right at that back inso back in highly technical terms i’musing hereright and i know i’m cool so for a bitand join usright so music goes up and you’ll hearthe music comes down and she’s backtoday my guest is edward all rightit seems really simple right you knowthink about how you can incorporate thisinto some of your work if you’ve got anepisodic show that you’re doing the samething every single timestop just do it once and just bring itinto your template so let me show what ido with the outbecause it’s not as so it’s not assimple with the outro music because wenever know when the outro music is goingto begin becauseevery episode might end a little bitlater so it’s not as simple as justputting in my templateand just leaving it be this i need tomoveso what i’ve done here is i’ve got myfade the same every single time it’sjust avolume automation okay and what i’vedoneis i created a sync point and the syncpoint is nothing more than a visual cueto methat moves with the clip in time so thati can seeuh where to place this and the sinkpoint iswhen she what does she say she says thesame thing pretty much every timebasically the last thing she says iswhere that listing point happensdon’t forget to subscribe to corty andlisten wherever you goso there you go when she says go i justmove this right thereand bam to qwerty and listento qwerty and listen wherever you goright so you hear my fade upi’m out now the very very very importantstep that you need to include in thisand of course we’re obviously in protools if you’re working in another dawi know this isn’t exactly going totranslate into what you’re doing but theprinciples are all the sameall these daws are doing the same thingyou just have to applywhat you know the sync point i don’tknow what they call that in like reaperfor examplei’m sure there’s a similar situation buthere for examplethis guy right here okay automationfollows edit if that’s orange so watchwhat happens when this is orangei’m going to move it move it move itlook at this my fade is all screwed upwhy because my automation didn’t movewith my clip the automation stayed inthe time i needed to move with the clipokay so i’m just going to undo right soif it’s bluei can move it around move it aroundright and it movesright let me do this i’ll open up thislane so you can see it move in real timesee that that coolall right so that’s really what i wantedto show you just an easy way to getthrougha multiple step process without havingto domultiple steps every single time rightsoum think about the projects you’ve gotespecially with podcasts especiallyepisodic podcastsuh you should be doing this who needs tospend the time more than once it’s notnecessaryand again it’s not even so much aboutbeing lazy it’s not about being lazyit’s about being smartbut it’s also about providing aconsistent productto your client so every single show ourintros and outrosound precisely the same the timing isprecise the fades are preciseand i couldn’t do that if i was redoingmy fades every timeand just you know bringing in thatdialogue where it felt right every timeit would changeand maybe that’s not the end of theworld to you buti think that when we can create a littlebit of extra value a little extrasomething a little extra saucethen we should and this takes no time atall it just takes a little bit ofthoughtso why don’t you think about that seewhere it applies for youand for your projects i hope this madesense i hope you enjoy itand i hope you save some time and i hopethat your projects are a little bitbetterbecause of it if they are then pleasehit that like buttonhit the subscribe let me know if youlike it share itand next time i can’t wait to see youalright bye

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