AUDIO
 
 
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  2. Audio Projects
  3. Submissions
   

 

CONTACT:

Don Bergland
bergland@uvic.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

CREATIVE AUDIO

 

1. AUDIO
  Audio is basically organized in three different ways: voice, sound effects, and music. Audio is an extremely important mediaform in human communication and expression. Unfortunately, it has not been utilized as a constructive method of communication in classroom settings. Using a digital audio editor, audio production in the classroom is very easy.
 
2. AUDIO PLAYERS
  In order to play back (or hear) audio files on your computer, you need certain player utilities. These players are free and can be easily installed from the host website:
  01 QuickTime Player 02 Windows Media Player
  03 Real Audio Player 04 Flash Player
  05 Shockwave Player    
 
3. AUDIO SEARCH ENGINES
  The following search engines provide tools for finding specific kinds of audio files:
  01 Find Sounds 02 Singing Fish Audio
  03 Alta Vista Audio/Video Search 04 All The Web Media Search
 
4. DOWNLOADING AUDIO
  It is important to be able to download audio files you find on the Internet. Try the following tutorials:
    Downloading Exercise   Downloading TTS Files
  
5. VOICE - ONLINE TEXT GENERATORS - TTS SITES
  The following sites generate speech from text. Type in your text and the site reads it back in the form of audio:You can then download the results as an audio file.
  01 AT & T 02 Cepstral
  03 Bell Labs 04 Acapela TTS
  05 Festvox 06 Speaks for Itself
  07 TTS in the Clasroom    
 
6. VOICE - COMMUNICATION - FREE
  These sites provide access to free "telephone" software for Internet communication.
  01 Skype 02 Sam - Answering Machine
  03 JahJah  
 
7. SOUND EFFECTS - FREE ONLINE
  The following sites provide free sound effects. Just download your selections:
  01 A1 Free Sound Effects 02 Tintagel
  03 Acoustica 04 The Sounds Page
  05 Wav Sounds 06 Frogstar
  07 Audio Tone Files    
   
8. MUSIC - FREE ONLINE
  The following sites provide free music tracks. Download your selections and use in your work:
  01  FreePlay Music 02 Free Music Samples
  03 Big Yellow Hand Sound 04 Sonic Samples
  05 Beats & Samples 06 Beatmode Loops
  07  Koumis Music 08  WavCentral 
  09 Free Audio Clips  
     
9. ONLINE AUDIO CREATION
  The following sites allow your to play with, create, and explore music production online:
  01 Subotnick Music 02 Wolfram Tones 
  03 Drums Online Player 04 Onion Street Music Room
  05 Beaterator 06 Music Making Machine
  07 Background Music 08 Virtual Music Studio
 
10. AUDIO CREATION & PROCESSING SOFTWARE
  The following sites provide software for audio processing and editing:
  01 Audacity (Free Open Source) 02  ProTools Free
 
11. AUDIO SOFTWARE TUTORIALS (AUDACITY)
  The following offer tutorials for Audacity:
  01 Audacity Tutorial 02 Audacity Instructional Viewlets
 

 

 


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