Edit Audio in Avid Liquid 7

Avid Liquid 7 is not just a video editing tool but serves just as great for audio editing as well. Audio editing includes special effects, mixing and also adding a soundtrack. Let us see some basic audio editing functions.

Step 1 - Open Audio Editor

In Liquid 7 your clip is automatically disbanded so that the video and audio is separated. You can also define the tracks and a single track contains four audio tracks. You can open up your defined tracks so it appears much larger for ease in editing. Go to the tool bar in the middle of the screen and click on the "Open Audio Editor" icon which looks like a graphic equalizer. When you click, the Audio Mixer will open up on the top left panel of your screen. You will also notice that the blue line in your opened track become darker. If you place your mouse pointer on this area you will see it turning into a finger.

Step 2 - Click and Drag to Adjust the Audio

You can click and drag the finger pointer to adjust the piece of audio in the track. This method provides a quick way to "rubber band."

Step 3 - Create Fade Ins and Fade Outs

You can drag down on the pointer to create a fading out effect. Hold down the Control button, take the mouse pointer to the beginning from where you want the fade out to start, click once and then go to the end point where you want the Fade Out to end and click once more holding down the Control button. You can hold down the Shift button and also adjust the volume of the track you have selected.

Step 4 - Hear a Preview and Start Recording

You can also mark an In point and Out point by clicking on the half arrow buttons just below the monitor. When you do this the Record button in the tool bar of the Audio Editor becomes alive. When you click on the button the playline will back up and you will get a preview of the effect you have created. At this time an Audio Mix Recording window will open in Audio Editor Panel and you can click on the Tick icon to save the recording. You can click in the Audio Mixer and from the drop down menu you can choose Stereo or Surround sound mix for your recording.

Step 5 - Recording a Voice Over

Record a voice over directly to the Timeline by clicking on the microphone icon in the toolbar of the Audio Editor and record directly from the microphone input of your computer.

Step 6 - Adding Music to the Entire Clip

Highlight across your entire piece on the track and click on the Mark Clip icon in the tool bar above, which is an arrow with a line in the middle. Click on the Smart Sound Editor icon in the tool bar on the side of the monitor. This icon looks like a note of music. Choose your piece of music from the window that opens by double clicking on it. Click on the "Active Rack" button and then click, drag and drop it on the track which has your clip and music is added for your full clip.