WHAT TO USE FOR EDITING & AUDIO – getting started on YouTube series

WHAT TO USE FOR EDITING & AUDIO – getting started on YouTube series

This video & series will be dedicated to giving advice from my personal experience on how to become a youtuber, instagrammer, social media influencer, etc. My experience is a mix of both how I personally grew on social media, and my background and education in film. This is a very surface look at editing and audio because I wanted to cover as many options as possible for you. If you have further questions about any part please leave it in the comments or continue your research! There’s a ton of info online on any given topic or product mentioned here.


I mentioned the use of AudioBlocks.com in this video as a good option for copyright free music- it’s a subscription service I’ve paid for to make sure I was going about using music appropriately and legally in my videos. I no longer support or want to promote the use of their services to you guys because they have been a nightmare to deal with. There’s something valuable I’ve learned from my experience with them, as I’m sure I’ll continue to in all areas of this social media series, so I want to pass that lesson on to you still:

Look for a music provider that has a music library of *songs that SOLELY exist and belong to that label/provider*. Let me explain what that means-
This is straight from Audio Blocks’ website: “*often composers will also submit their music to a third party who specializes in obtaining royalties.* YouTube will then utilize an algorithm called Content ID to find videos that use content from these third parties. When YouTube gets a Content ID match, that third party will then monetize the video to ensure that the royalties go to the copyright holder on record.”

That means that they allow their artists to sell the same songs AudioBlocks carries, to other places that might not give away the music royalty free- making it much more likely to get copyright claimed. Youtube is about to change their system so that monetization from copyright claims effectively move to escrow until the claim is fully settled- so the correct party doesn’t lose any money, but that system is not in place just yet.

I’ve gotten three very successful videos of mine claimed because of AudioBlocks music in the first couple days of upload- the most crucial for views, and monthly earnings. Audio Blocks helped to remove the first two but the third claim went on for weeks, and I will not see the monetization for that video in that time period (or the first two) ever unless I fight for it now. A company who bought the same song as Audio Blocks, now has my earnings on a video that hit a million views in it’s first week. No content creator should have to go through this when they have done everything right, and paid for the use of what claims to be ‘100% royalty free music’. Audio Blocks does not make this disparity in their service clear before you pay for it, so be warned.

Please find music providers that do not do this to their supporters. I have dealt with many other music providers that are FREE and have never run into an issue with them- two examples are incompetech.com and No Copyright Sounds.

How to clean up audio using Adobe Audition:

Other videos in this series:
Camera & Lighting- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3zDD…
Creating a channel & gaining momentum from nothing- https://youtu.be/U6dpbSQSNe0
How to make money- https://youtu.be/ucDSrhEsGfk
Contracts & MCNs- https://youtu.be/fByRSJ-9ozU

Teelo – Baby (Instrumental)

Harmful or Fatal by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-…
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

The Life and Death of a Certain K. Zabriskie, Patriarch by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/vendaface/
Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

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  1. This is such a great series! Thank you so much for going a bit more in-depth about the options out there for those of us new & wanting to try youtube ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is all very interesting, but can you make a video of the makeup you are wearing here?? I NEED IT IN MY FACE. xD

  3. Can you please do a video on how you do your thumbnails, pretty please ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

  4. Side note, if you want to do FX on carpet, you can go to a house painting store and get one of the canvas drop cloths they sell for painting inside walls in homes. I got mine at sherwin williams. I am a full time acrylic painter and I do body painting and FX and I still have yet to ruin the carpet in my room. It’s an option.

  5. I’m subscribing to EVERYBODY and LIKEING ALL of your videos all you have to do is subscribe to my channel

  6. Youโ€™re a boss, Mykie!! You make such fantastic videos, and theyโ€™re so easy to understand. Thank you so much!!

  7. SOMEONE PLS ANSWER. Can I use the condenser mic as a mic for diegetic sound?? Like I plug it in my phone and then I’ll just sync it when I’m editing.

  8. Very awesome video lots of good tips!! I use Adobe Premiere Pro to edit all my videos
    And Lightroom for General photo editing and Photoshop for more indepth photo editing, or graphics.

    In terms of using music, if you use copyrighted, your entire video can also be muted, I had a whole wrestling show I edited get muted because one of the wrestlers used Kanye West.

  9. I would like to start a channel to capture my piano playing. Audio is important. Video is second. I’ll need to include sponsors and minor video editing for the video. What do you recommend? Thanks in advance.

  10. I bought a ยฃ40-60 (I don’t remember the exact price) and it wasn’t compatible with my laptop and was non-refundable *cri*

  11. i still use paint shop pro 7 (from jasc) on my pc, SUPER old, but i learned it many yrs ago & wks well 4 me lol

  12. lettuce begin LOLOLOLOL why haven’t I heard of glam & gore til now??? I have been missing out dolL!!!

  13. Hiya, could anyone answer my question? If I were to use the background music from let’s say, Imovie which is an video editing app, would I get in shit if I use the music from there in my videos?โค๏ธ

  14. I love this play list BUT DAMN some of your work is so realistic i have to cover the screen because im a sook. lol (Compliment) x

  15. Now I know why youtubers are always clapping at some point in their videos๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  16. As someone who does V.Os for most of her videos, I recently realized it’s important to vary how things are worded. Because I record my V.Os in pieces and not all at once, I have to be careful not to end up with two or more sentences in a row that start and/or end the same way.

    As for allowing longer seconds in between instructions, I’ve found it’s very important, when doing a tutorial to have at least a second or two of silence in when moving from one set of instructions to another. That way people know, we’re done with this part, and we’re moving on to the next.

  17. Very informative video. Will take these tips on board for my channel now and in future. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. thank you so much!! I just uploaded my first video today. this video is so helpful ๐Ÿ˜˜

  19. Wait stop I’m 1:04 in and I need to know what is this dog? Is it a puppy? Is it a magical mini dog?

  20. Thank you so so much for these videos! I’d love to see an update on them within the next year or two if things change! I’m trying to start out on YouTube and this helped me SO muchโค love you!!

  21. Thank you so much Mykie! I just started my channel and all of the videos in this series is helping me so much!

  22. If anyone’s looking for a tier 2 option for the pc, I can recommend Corel Videostudio Pro. I haven’t used it, but I’ve heard good things about Sony Vegas Movie Studio, ditto for Movie Studio’s daddy program, Sony Vegas Pro, which would be a tier 3 pc option.

  23. Is it just me or is this the only time I’ve ever seen Mykie as anywhere near *very pale*?

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