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Preparing content for rebroadcast

This post explains the steps necessary for audio editing and processing if you want to make content ready for ingestion into Myriad and ready for re-use.  Typical examples might be clips from an interview already broadcast, preparing pre-recorded shows for broadcast, or repeats of part or all of a previous broadcast.

It is important to note that recordings must be made with similar care to levels as if live on air.  Levels should be maintained at peak of 5.5 on the meters and whould not vary considerably across the entire recording.

  1. Recordings made on Myriad in the studio
    • [are we saying export, edit in Audacity and re-import?]
  2. Previously broadcast content
    • Download the audio from our log files
      • You can find instructions and files here
    • Edit the files in Audacity
    • Apply normalisation and compression as shown below
    • Save the file as a WAV file
    • Import into Myriad using either the Dropbox system if you have access or on one of the production workstations at the studios
  3. Content recorded in Audacity
    • Apply normalisation and compression as shown below
    • Save the file as a WAV file
    • Import into Myriad using either the Dropbox system if you have access or on one of the production workstations at the studios

Preparing the edited files; applying normalisation and compression

There are two options here:

  1. Download a macro for Audacity to do this for you.  It is available here, or
  2. Go through the manual steps as shown below

Using a macro

  • You can download the relevant macro (Audacity calls them "Chains") here
  • Copy this file into your Audacity Chains folder (see instructions in the file download page)
  • Restart audacity
  • Once your file is ready, select all of the audio and go to File>Apply Chain and choose "normalise and compress for rebroadcast"
  • Save the audio

Manual steps

If you don't want to download the macro:

  • When the audio is ready, select it all
  • Effects>Normalise
    • Choose the normalisation settings shown below
    • Click OK
  • Effects>Compressor
    • Choose the normalisation settings shown below
    • Click OK
  • Save the audio

Normalise settings

Compressor settings