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Media Production by Amanda Willett

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20 Editing radio sound

The edit in radio is a very important creative process. It is where you will create the sound picture your audience is expecting. What sounds you use, when you bring them in and how long you hold them will all help the listener to create a mental picture. Your listeners should be ‘seeing’ the programme in their heads. They will do a lot of this for themselves but you will need to give them the cues through your use of sound.

Once you have assembled all your radio material and written your script, you will need to do four things:

  1. ingest your material
  2. edit your interviews
  3. record your script
  4. mix the programme.

You will most probably be using a digital, nonlinear system. There are so many around that it’s outside the scope ...

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