Converting audio to WAV

Here are various methods you can pick from to convert audio to WAV: In Reaper Drag the file from File Explorer to the Reaper timeline. Go to File > Render. Type in a new filename if desired. Click “Browse”, choose “Browse for directory”, choose where to save, then click OK. At the “Output format” drop-down, select “WAV”. Click “Render 1 …

Which audio format should I work with?

There’s a range of audio formats available, so here’s a basic guide to the formats you’ll be coming across most often. MP3 audio is often more “compressed”, so it’s lower quality, but the files take up less space, and (as long as they’re well recorded!) they’re decent enough for a basic audio clip you don’t have much space for, or …

Audio signal processing

In between getting excited about sound signals and wondering whether I should get out more, I often use audio effects. Audio “signal processing” is essentially just a technical term for effects applied to an audio signal, and there are many of these, and many detailed ways of exploring them further and in various software programmes, but for now here’s a …

Unzipping files for Reaper

If you’ve downloaded a folder of audio files, these may download in the form of a “zip” (compressed) folder. Reaper will be able to see and display the files that are within the zip folder, but not play them – but here’s a quick fix.

Radio room recordings

As well as appearing in Burli for 10 days, radio room recordings are also uploaded to the network, to be kept there until the end of the academic year. The current links are below, and work on the university network. On standard university PCs (the PCs you log into with your university username): Go to the Start Menu (Windows icon, …

Syncing Audio and Video in Premiere Pro

Have you had to film a video and record the audio separately? It can be a pain to manually sync them, so instead of struggling to do this yourself, using Merge Clips in Premiere Pro CC is a really easy way to ensure you have accurately synced audio. There are a few ways to use Merge Clips, such as by …