Audio editing can be used in many aspects in my life. For educational reasons, I have used voice recordings to listen to previous lectures when the instructors did not typically post their notes online or I just was not in the mood to take notes for that day. I usually choose the difficult method of writing down the time of each recording where something important is mentioned. If I had thought to use an audio editing program, such as Audacity or GarageBand, I could have easily make snippets of the recording and cut the insignificant seconds out.

Throughout middle school and high school, I typically used Windows Movies Maker to edit audio because video editing was a pastime of mine and I was most familiar with the program. With just the audio files and no videos in the program, the project would save as another audio file.

The only instance outside of this class that I have used Audacity for was in high school for an AP Biology podcast project. I edited snippets of audio of my group mates and I reporting a news outbreak. It was a cheesy as high schoolers could be.

In the future, audio editing may not a significant part of my career focus, but I believe it will be helpful. I plan on majoring in Information Technology and Informatics. If I ever decide to concentrate in media, there is a good chance I may have to use audio and tweak a few things about it. For my current job, I am a marketing consultant for small businesses within the city of Perth Amboy. These businesses may need me to edit audio for their websites or podcasts.

In my head, I tend to mash together popular songs with similar beats. I am no musician or DJ, but I was always curious to try and see what it may actually sound like. I attempted to bring together “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran and “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz on guitar, but it was a complete failure. I still have hopes of making that mashup a reality, hopefully when I develop the skills to in Audacity.

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