Don’t you find it a hectic task working with audios in your e-learning courses? Do you still use an audio editing tool for editing your voiceover and later sync the edited voiceover using your authoring tool?
As e-learning developers, we all know how hectic it is to edit audio and synchronize it in the e-learning courses. First, you must edit the audio using any audio editing tool, and then each bit of the edited audio must be synchronized with the content using your authoring tool. After the synchronization process is complete, sometimes, you are given minor audio edits or you find that the audio volume level differs. Under these circumstances, it may become quite difficult for you replace the audio because you will have to repeat the whole process. This, sometimes, may cause syncing issues. But, every time, you waste a lot of your valuable time by repeating the process.
However, this challenging situation has changed for the better with the built-in audio editor that rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline provide.
No more you will need to use a different audio editing tool because this audio editor of Articulate makes it very easy to edit audio.
Today, in this blog, let us know how this audio editor of Articulate storyline works.
Accessing the audio editor
One can access the audio editor of Articulate storyline in 4 different ways.
The first way is to select the audio track from the timeline and click the audio editor button in the Sound Tools Options tab.
The second way is to double-click the audio track in the timeline.
The third way is to right-click the audio track in the timeline and from the list, select the Audio Editor option.
The fourth way is to right-click the audio icon that appears outside the left-bottom corner of the slide. From the list, select the Audio Editor option.
Once you access the audio editor, the audio file will be displayed in the form of audio waves.
Here, you will have all the options, which any other audio editing tool provides such as copy, cut, paste, crop, or delete any part of the audio.
All you need to do is to select the portion you need to edit.
And perform the action with the options given in the Home tab of the audio editor.
You can also mute the parts in the audio that have disturbances in them between the gaps of voiceover lines, without minimizing the audio time. For that, select the portion you need to mute and click the Silence option in the Home tab of the audio editor.
Or you can add silence between the voiceover lines. For that, click the Silence option in the Home tab of the audio editor and set the duration of silence in the Insert Silence wizard.
After editing, click Save & Close found in the Home tab of the audio editor.
Hasn’t the process of audio editing and syncing now made easy? This saves a lot of your valuable time as it lets you edit audio without the help of any other third-party audio editing tool.
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