Learn the ins and outs of using
a sound effect to polish your presentation or
What Is A Sound Effect?
A sound effect is a ready-made sound for podcasters
or producers. Typically, podcasters need to only
incorporate the sound into their production for
instant success. This can be done with various
editors running in a very short amount of time.
Sound Effects make the creation of a podcast easier
and professional. Sound effects are usually easy
to edit and customize using any sound editor,
occasionally more sophisticated sound require
Examples of sound effects can be
found at Digital Sound Effects - http://www.digital-sound-effects.com
How Much Do Sound Effects Cost?
It depends on many variables. Sound effects can
range from $ .99 for a single effect to hundreds
of dollars for a custom created sound. The price
varies, depending on the complexity and length
of the sound. The licensing can also influence
the pricing structure. Most sound effects are
available for non-exclusive use, and exclusive
effects tend to be much more expensive.
If A Sound Effect is Purchased,
Can I Edit It With Another Audio Editor?
In most cases a sound effect can be edited with
another audio editor, but it is best to read the
licensing agreement from the company you purchased
the sound effect from. This will give you a clearer
understanding of how the file can be utilized
What Is An Audio Editor?
An audio editor is piece of software or equipment
that allows you to modify or enhance a recording.
Do You Have To Be a Sound Engineer
to Use Sound Effects?
The proper use of sound effects, while sometimes
complex, can be done by amateur podcasters and
presenters to enhance their podcasts and presentations.
Sound effects make the resulting show or presentation
much more professional and credible.
Are there any size limitations
to sound effects?
There are no maximums or minimums when it comes
to sound effects. Obviously, the larger files
might make your file size grow and intimidate
listeners with a slow connection. Balance the
file size and the quality of the effect to determine
what will best meet your needs.
What are ID3 Tags?
ID3 tags consist of meta data that describe the
contents of the audio file (typically ID3 tags
relate to MP3 files). ID3 tags generally contain
information related to the audio file, including
things like the title of the audio file, the artist,
album, or any other relevant information. There
is speculation that in the future podcasting search
engines and directories will use the information
contained in the ID3 tags to categorize, search,
and group podcasts. What file formats are acceptable
for sound effects? It really depends on your needs,
and many sound libraries now offer effects in
a wide variety of formats.
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll
software for creating, editing, publishing RSS
feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages
marketing for RecordForAll http://www.recordforall.com
audio recording and editing software.