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1 Learning by Ear: Creating Sound without Fury Mary Ellen Bornak John Sheridan Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA

2 Sounding Us Out John’s a jazz guitar Mary Ellen’s a beach

3 Discussion Sound Bites: Sound and cognition Sound and learning Instructional design Digital sound Sound Production Sound Workstation

4 Dual Cognitive Processing Multiple input Visual, auditory Multiple process Eye, ear Multiple paths

5 Dual Process Learning Single Memory Process Visual working memory (Animation and text) Dual Memory Process Visual plus auditory memory (Animation, text, and sound ) Result: Out-Performance Retention, recognition, transfer

6 Audio Listening Skills Listening skills help students: Identify main ideas Recall details Sequence events Draw conclusions Identify perspectives Predict outcomes

7 Auditory Stimulation Transfers to reading skills Results in more reflection Utilizes familiar brain paths Captures imagination, drama,

8 Audio Demonstrations Renowned speakers, leaders model: Oral clarity, style, coherence, expression, rhetorical devices, strategies

9 Instructional Strategies Real life aspect News broadcasts, interviews Instruction Explain assignments Teacher presence Penn’s Prof. Bill Berner demonstrates expertise gen/physics_lab/real/reflectionrefraction.rm

10 Instructional Strategies Memory Aid Rhythm and sound Photo, text and sound Language class Storytelling Effective teaching Experiential literature Richness of web Culture, language

11 Spinal Cord Protection By the vertebral column, meninges, cerebrospinal fluid, and vertebral ligaments. Audio Teacher Presence

12 Adding Narration to Slides Merlot: Charles Ansorge LTA PowerPoint: Tutorials

13 Portable Station Decisions High-end ProTools MBox Low-end FreeTools No XP version Windows Recorder IPod Audacity Considerations: Platform PC, Mac Web File format Capture Compression

14 High-End Hardware Setup Computer MBox Condenser mic Low-impedence mic cable (2)

15 Add-On Equipment Portable mic stand Gooseneck mic holder Headphones

16 Mic Choice Key to Quality Sound Handheld mics, Imic and Lavelier

17 Software Choices Sound recording ProTools Windows Recorder (free) Audacity (free) Sound editing ProTools Audacity (free) File conversion ProTools Jukebox (free)

18 Free Recording Software Windows Sound Recorder

19 Basic Mic, Free Recorder Sound Recorder Mic basics: Quality Position

20 Hardware Ready to Record Laptop MBox Mic Mic Stand Cables Headphones

21 On Call: Our Portable Studio 1. Request 2. Script assured 3. In-office setup

22 Script Is Ready…Now Start with clean sound environment Survey office noise Heater Air Conditioner Telephone Hallway noise Interruptions

23 Prepare for the Worst Unexpected Noise Grass blowing outside the window Security guard’s squawking radio Bad Takes Don’t stand on the cables Plan for Retakes

24 Checklist Reminders Set headphone volume Set mic level –Highest without clipping –Loudest passage Record a take –Don’t rush Affects quality Talent performance Playback –Check for clean signal Do Multiple takes

25 Working with Pro Tools Copy and paste Editing Fades (in, out, cross) Repair wave form Mixing Effects, equalization Compression Volume peaks Reverb Dialogue depth

26 Mixing/Final Output in Pro Tools Automation –Mix –Mute –Effects Set Output Levels Final Mix Down

27 Audio Mastering Data File format AIFF, Wav, MP3 or real audio? Sampling rate 44.1 kHz for CD quality Bit depth 16-bit depth for CD quality Bounce to disk Mono Stereo

28 From.wav to.mp3 Jukebox File Converter Interface

29 Show Time: Walt’s Welcome Page

30 Putting Heads Together To Take Home Ideas Share successful uses Ideas to cut costs Embed or stream? Equipment – high-end, low-end References and tutorials Any software/recommendations


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