Although I barely have any previous knowledge about using audio editing, it is very beneficial to knowing how to use audio editing programs such as GarageBand and Audacity in the workforce. Since I am a DCIM minor, it is important for me to utilize my skills in audio editing especially when it comes time for me to try to look for a job in the field of communications or really in any industry. This is an important skill to know because nowadays, everything is being done digitally and online. It is extremely important to know how to use these applications. I don’t expect my future job to entail a whole lot of audio editing, however with everything being digital now its important to at least learn it in case I may need it.
The last time that I briefly used GarageBand was my sophomore year of high school when I took a TV Productions class. The TV Productions class was a basic overview of how a TV studio is run and also about all of the different facets that going into making a tv show. In addition, we briefly learned how to connect sound to edit our sounds and include new sounds to the videos that we made in the class.
Both Audacity and GarageBand are great tools to make audio. It is easy to do and you can do it from your house. Users don’t need some elaborate and expensive audio set up or to go to a fancy studio. Instead they can just do it online and play around with it. I can see why many people do it as a hobby because its fun and easy to use. People can play around with it however they want and it gives them an opportunity to create their own sounds.