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How do I apply audio after effects?


Many people need to mix or edit audio tracks from time to time. This sort of activity requires rather advanced software and some skills. In most cases an average user cannot afford DJing and simply gives up the entire idea of sound mixing. However there are some easy and affordable ways to make your own tracks even without being a computer freak. You can edit music tracks and apply audio effects with the help of the simple and powerful program, AVS Audio Editor. It will provide you with some easy to use tools for audio editing.

Step 1: Download and install the program.

Download AVS Audio Editor and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Start the program. Load an audio to apply after effects.

Launch the audio editor. Click "File" - "Open" on the toolbar to load an audio for editing.

Open audio to apply after effects

The "Open" dialog will prompt to choose some audio file. Highlight the one you want to edit and hit "Open":

Select an audio file

The sound editor will show the waveform of your file. Now you can click the waveform in any place and apply audio effects. Let's see how this can be done.

Step 3: Apply sound effects.

For our example we will use some audio mixing effects available in this sound editor.

If you switch to the "Effects" tab of the left pane you'll see the tree of audio effects divided into several categories.

Available audio effects

Click the "+" icon near each category to expand the list and see the available effects.

To begin editing your audio track you need to select a region of the song to which you are going to apply sound effects. Simply hold the left mouse button and highlight the wanted fragment. Then let's try one of the "Amplitude" effects, Amplify, for example. This increases or decreases the sound volume so you can make some quiet song louder or vice versa. Double click the "Amplify" entry, and a new window will pop up:

Amplifcation sound effect

This is the menu of the selected audio effect. Here you specify the level of amplification with the help of the slider or using predefined presets on the left. You can add or delete presets and pre-listen the edited song using the "Preview" button. If you like the output, click "OK" to apply the effect and proceed.

Now let's add some special effects to the track, like chorus on the background. Select a region of the song and launch the "Chorus" effect from the "Delay/Modulation" category. A new window with settings will appear:

Chorus sound effect

Here you are can control parameters of the chorus sound effect in the same way as it was with the previous effect. Adjust values and click "OK" to apply your changes.

All other after effects are applied in the same way, so you just need to select them and experiment with the settings in the pop-up window.

After making all necessary adjustments we need to save the music track. Click the orange button in the left upper corner of the window and select the "Save as" option. A new window will be shown.

Saving edited track

Using tabs on the top, select some format for your output audio. Adjust bitrate, sample rate and other parameters, if necessary. In the lower part of the window, choose a folder. This is where your audio file will be saved. Click "OK" to save the edited audio track.

The trial version of AVS Audio Editor adds a voice over to each saved file. If you like the program and its features you can register it and remove the limitations.

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