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Topic: W.A Mozart: Rondo kv 511, in a minor  (Read 1596 times)

Offline pianoman53

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W.A Mozart: Rondo kv 511, in a minor
on: August 10, 2019, 11:42:23 AM
Dear members,

This is my first attempt in editing. It went okay, except for one part I just couldn't solve properly. So, of course, I would appreciate comments on the music itself, but also on help on editing. Do any of you know of any courses to learn music editing? Preferably online, as I don't have terribly much time after practicing and being married.

I hope you enjoy!


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Re: W.A Mozart: Rondo kv 511, in a minor
Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 02:31:03 AM
Nice clean sound, and I can't fault the playing.

Apparent edits (clicks) showing at 1.32 (two of them, very close), 2.46, 3.02 and a different issue at 7.27, where it sounds like you've pasted between two samples with differently pedaled harmonies. I don't have the score to hand, but it sounds very much like at 7.26.8 the bass present beforehand drops out in the harmony after. Could be a symptom of trying to edit within a segment which is all under one continuous pedal (not to be recommended).

What are you using as editing software?
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Re: W.A Mozart: Rondo kv 511, in a minor
Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 05:50:10 AM
Thanks for the comment. 
I'm using audacity at the moment, but guess I'll be upgrading soon.
The last edit as you mentioned is sort of what you described  - I needed the change on one specific note, but didn't manage to make it work... how did you learn? Or was it just learning by doing?

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Re: W.A Mozart: Rondo kv 511, in a minor
Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 10:48:52 AM
I guess I have some editing knowledge by dint of a. experimentation and b. having sat in on having two studio CDs edited! Of course, a studio has tools which go well beyond Audacity. I could see some of the clicks at high level zoom in Audacity; it's amazing how even the slightest discontinuity in the wave form can cause one. You can usually redraw the wave by hand to smooth it out and sort it. Tbh I prefer the spectral repair function in Izotope RX as mechanism for eliminating clicks (and ambient noises!) but that's not free software, or maybe it is, depending on the state of your conscience :p

You might find Amazing Slow Downer a useful extra: it is much better (when used on highest quality) than the tempo shift function in Audacity. It's also not free, but will do short demo sections in the free version. You can't save them, but you can capture them with Audacity record.
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