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Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial

Visual Lounge

For most TechSmith tutorials, the narration track is actually recorded first with a handheld microphone or a podcaster USB microphone that feeds straight into Audacity (an open-source audio editor). How to change the Audacity project rate. How to paste white noise over existing audio. How to use the Amplify effect in Audacity. Can’t see this video? Intro.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.   But when should you record your audio? Perhaps it's best to record the audio later (after the screen actions have been recorded)? wait for it. 

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Oftentimes, the subject matter experts record audio themselves. ” Two hundred words typically equals 1 minute of produced audio, so if you are trying to keep the multimedia clip short, you may need to trim the script. Environment – Choose the best possible environment for recording the audio and be sure to do a sample test ahead of time.

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Editing Audio with Audacity

The Learning Dispatch

Editing audio is a fairly straightforward process, especially when you have excellent (not to mention free!) tools like Audacity at your disposal. or later) Audacity (free download here ) An audio file (Audacity natively supports major formats like WAV , AIFF , MP3, and OGG. What you will need: A supported operating system (Windows XP or later or Mac OS X 10.4

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12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video. Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload, and share your voice or audio files easily. Record your voice using a webcam or microphone connected to your computer, or upload an existing audio file. Audacity. iMovie. Chirbit. ScreenFlow. Windows Movie Maker.

Audacity

E-Learning Provocateur

Are you looking for a good audio recorder/editor? My favourite is Audacity. I’ve got the Beta version (1.3.5), and it works very well for me. Oh, yes, it’s free!

‘Getting Started with Audacity 3.1? Review

The E-Learning Curve

I'm taking a break from no-formal learning today to look again at one of my favorite e-learning production tools: Audacity audio editor. ‘Getting Started with Audacity 3.1′ Tags: e-learning Audacity audio editor elearning open source oss Packt Publishing review ′ Review is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

A Recipe for Success: Recording Clear Audio for Your E-Learning Courses

E-learning Uncovered

The ability to record and edit audio is becoming easier and easier due to user-friendly technology. Most computers are sold with software preloaded that makes audio recording a snap. Here is the recipe we use for our in-house audio recording. Audio Ingredients: 1 narrator with a good, clear speaking voice. 1 clean audio script (See below). Stand up when possible.

Audition, Audacity, and More…Oh My! – Part Two of Tools Review Blog Series

TLC Media Design

Now we’re going to take a look at some audio tools you can use. Audio can be an integral part of the work you do for various types of projects including podcasts, presentations, videos, and eLearning|blended learning. In part one of this blog series, we evaluated various presentation tools you can add to your toolbox. Audition Development Tools eLearning Software Reviews

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eLearning Voice Over Tip: How to Eliminate Background Noise

eLearning Brothers

Not everyone in eLearning is an audio engineer, that’s why I wanted to make a quick video on how to take out noise reductions in your voice over projects. In my video, I’ll be using Adobe Audition and Audacity, which is a free tool. So if you don’t have Adobe Audition, you can watch the end of this video and see how you can use Audacity.

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It’s Not Too Late! How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

Visual Lounge

Recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio. The Free Way – Audacity. If you aren’t looking to invest in high-end audio software, Audacity is a free piece of software created and maintained by a community of programmers and audio experts. Noise removal in Audacity. Cleaning Up Audio in Video Editing…. Next Steps.

Demonstration: Editing an Audio File. Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post is a demonstration outlining how to edit an audio file using the Audacity open-source non-linear sound editor. In that post I discussed audio has been recorded, the master file was saved and imported into your audio editor. Now, you can actually edit the audio content. In this section of the narrative, I'm discussing the Flash format and its uses.

What is the Best Microphone?

Visual Lounge

Ever heard the saying, ‘Audio is King’? One of the most difficult parts of a video is getting quality audio, in my opinion. And, there have been studies that show that the quality of your audio affects your audience’s perception of the quality of your presentation more than the visuals. Poor audio = people think poor presentation. I struggle with audio especially when I’m out of a controlled environment. We used Audacity to record the audio at 44,100Hz. Audio-Technica AT2020USB – $249.00 Give Camtasia a try!

Podcasting for E-Learning: Audio Editing + Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Previously in this series of E-Learning Curve Blog posts about Podcasting for E-Learning, I discussed downloading and installing the open source audio editor called Audacity. I chose Audacity because it’s free (as in speech), it’s available for Linux/Unix, Mac OS and various Windows operating systems, and most importantly, it’s a very impressive media editing tool. Figure 1.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m no audio engineer. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing. If you want more details, one of the community MVPs shared some tips on how to improve your audio quality. Today I want to share some free or inexpensive ways to work with the audio in your elearning courses. Audacity. I’ve mentioned Audacity before. Makes no sense.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

Setting Audacity Preferences on Your Computer Before beginning a recording project in Audacity, it's necessary to configure your version of Audacity’s preferences in the Edit Preferences dialog box. Follow this step-by-step procedure to configure Audacity for your computer and operating system. Configuring Audacity You Try Launch Audacity Check the Preferences.

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

Visual Lounge

Camtasia comes with two handy ‘audio fx’ to help you. Bonus Audio Tips for Your Videos. If you import your voice and music into audio editing software (like I do) before importing it to your Camtasia project, then there are a couple of quick tips you can follow to make your commentary even more pro! Import the music track to your audio editor and tweak the EQ.

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

Audacity. Not everyone in eLearning is an audio engineer, so you probably have come across eLearning audio that needs some work. Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. With E-Learning Authoring Tool, you can add text, images, audio, video, and Flash animations to your courses, which will conform to the SCORM standard.

Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

In my previous post , I discussed interface metaphors, and showed a video example of the process behind the analog tape-editing metaphor used by most media editing tools - including Audacity. Figure 1 shows the primary menu options and functions of Audacity. Figure 1 The Audacity UI [Click to Enlarge] The menu bar contains all of the functions for Audacity.

Lets try audio

Moodle Journal

It was last academic year that I went along to a Partner College event and saw a presentation on using audio feedback, in fact this had been part of a JISC trial and you may like to follow this link for a lot more information, guides and case studies on the use of audio feedback, under the headings of :- What are the benefits of audio feedback over written or verbal feedback?

Lectora Development Best Practices Part 1 – Optimizing Preferences

Integrated Learnings

While Lectora has its own multimedia editors that have useful capabilities, such as syncing audio , they are rather limited. If you’re using a tool such as Audacity or those in the Adobe creative suite, you can have Lectora automatically edit objects in those programs by going to File > Preferences > Editors Tab. Lectora Audio Best PracticesBy Joseph Suarez. After using Lectora for almost five years, I’ve learned so much both from the helpful community of Lectora users and on my own. There are great resources available in printed books and blogs like this.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. So, let's download and install Audacity.

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Getting started with Audacity 1.3, a New Packt Publishing Book

The E-Learning Curve

How could I refuse when Packt Publishing asked me to review Getting started with Audacity 1.3 Getting started with Audacity 1.3, Tags: e-learning Audacity audio editor elearning open source software oss Packt Publishing by Bethany Hiitola? a New Packt Publishing Book is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

Today, I'm going to talk about digital audio, and the basic hardware and software you'll need to begin creating your own podcasts. In the last five years however, the price of recording audio has gone down, while the quality of consumer recording devices has increased exponentially. WAV) Editing Audio Editing Software The audio file is edited, & enhanced. Figure 1.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Having given you the ha'penny (or dime) tour of Audacity , it's time to talk about recording audio with a digital editor. Figure 1 describes the end-to-end audio production process. Audio Production Process [Click to enlarge] And these are the steps in detail: Activity Requirement Audio source A Narrator Capture A Microphone Encoding Audio editing software Audacity Sound Forge WaveLab GarageBand Once you have your narration script, your mic, and your audio-enabled computer you may begin recording. More… --.

Adobe Captivate 4 Audio Editing: Shhhhhh! I Mean Speak Up!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel When working with audio in Adobe Captivate, one issue you are likely to face is audio levels that are all over the map. Unless you created your audio in a studio or received your audio from an audio professional, you'll likely come across sections of your audio that are either too loud, too low or both. Looking to learn Captivate?

20 tools for legacy learning

Learning with e's

There are many tools available for sharing slides, and if you really want to give your slidedecks impact, record an audio commentary to accompany it. Most hosting site provide the facility for you to add audio that synchronises with your slides. 5) Audio. Don't underestimate the power of audio. Podcasting is a popular method for conveying knowledge in audio format.

How to do Voice Overs for eLearning – Post Editing (Part 3)

eLearning Brothers

Now that you’ve finished your voice over recording, you have an unedited audio clip that needs to be touched up. If you recorded one long clip instead of several shorter clips, it would be advantageous to apply whatever editing techniques you’re going to use for your voice over to the entire audio clip first and then worry about splitting it up into individual clips. eLearning

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Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity. Make a cup of your favorite hot beverage Open the audio package in your software media player. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio You're done!

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). You’ll need an audio converter of some sort and then some software that allows you to record and edit the audio that you capture with your mic. There are a lot of open source options out there as well, including Audacity, Reaper, and NCH Software. Here are some simple suggestions for before you start recording your next project.

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! Audio. Audacity. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. With Audacity, record live audio, cut, copy, or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Audio created here can be emailed, embedded and shared by URL or through social media sites. SCORM. Articulate. iSpring. Adobe Captivate.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

In the case of dealing with difficult calls, audio would be a more authentic choice; visuals wouldn’t add anything to the learning experience – in fact, they’d probably be distracting. And if they used a tool like Audacity, they could easily cut and edit the audio file as they see fit. And yet… the world is changing. What should Ron do?

E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

eLearning 24-7

Audio Recording and Editing. The ability to record audio in real time or post time makes a lot of sense and eliminates the need for using Audacity (albeit it is a wonderful and free product). However, just placing the ability to record audio pre or post is not enough. There are more vendors who do not offer the ability to post – i.e. add audio afterwards it is quite amazing. Editing Audio. People want to edit their own audio, but here is the thing. Audio conversion within the product. and then add text boxes, lines, etc. Plugins.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

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10 Tips for Recording Audio on Screencasts , September 15, 2009. Audacity (12). Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface , September 4, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity , September 9, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences , September 8, 2009. Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning , September 21, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning.