eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 11, 2013
received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? would prefer the versatility of a standalone microphone on a stand that could sit on my desk rather than a microphone built into a headset. I had in mind trying to limit the cost to around $100, but if that isn't reasonable please tell me. Do you use a microphone or a headset? I use a Microphone. Courts.
TechSmith Tips – Microphones, Recording Audio & How to Sync Audio with Video
AUGUST 13, 2015
Welcome to another episode of TechSmith Tips. I am Mike, a video producer for TechSmith and in this episode I am going to give some advice on types of microphones, audio recorders and methods to easily sync your audio with video. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the right microphone.
eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 7, 2016
In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications. Dynamic microphones have a downside; they require a good quality microphone preamp to generate adequate recording levels. Audio e-learning eLearning
eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
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 been creating eLearning for years (and years and years). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective. But when should you record your audio? The answer to when it's best to record audio is.
Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Audio narration is part of multimedia and adds a lot of value to your elearning courses. However, there are times when it makes sense to NOT use audio. Do Not Use Audio Narration When They Can’t Hear It. If those taking the course can’t hear the audio narration, then it makes sense not to include it. support audio and if they need headsets.
Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
AUGUST 13, 2015
by Jennie Ruby Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate. After selecting the slide to record the narration to, choose Audio > Record to > Slide. In the Slide Audio dialog box, click the blue text link for your microphone.
Creating The Desired Impact From Audio-Conferencing: Some Tips To Increase Effectiveness
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Speakers should take care not to be too far away from the microphone when speaking. In the day and age of high-end communication technology, most organisations are trying to cut travel expenses and save time by organizing conference calls which are a means of conducting business, update each other and even learn. Voice creates a huge impact. One-on-one calls increase communication intimacy.
Microphone Questions Answered Here
The eLearning Coach
JUNE 22, 2010
Thinking of doing some in-house or on-site audio recording? Post from: The eLearning Coach Microphone Questions Answered Here. Tags: AUDIO audio for elearning audio recordings microphones mics Then take some lessons from this pro.
7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses
JANUARY 19, 2015
Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. It provides more control over the audio files and dedicated audio editing software tends to have more features. And the price is right. Audacity. Download.
Recording Audio with Adobe Presenter
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Using audio narration in eLearning courses has been debated from both sides – some people feel that it is an enhancement that assists the learner in completing the course, while others argue that it can be distracting. Audio narration can help to describe charts and graphs that would otherwise require a lot of reading. Why use Adobe Presenter for Audio Narration?
12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools
DECEMBER 25, 2014
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. iMovie. Chirbit. ScreenFlow. Windows Movie Maker. Vocaroo.
APRIL 17, 2009
Ever heard the saying, 'Audio is King'? One of the most difficult parts of a screencast 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. struggle with audio especially when I'm out of a controlled environment. So, I thought I'd round up a bunch of different microphones at work and compare them for you. We used Audacity to record the audio at 44,100Hz.
How to (and Why) Produce High Quality Audio for E-Learning
MAY 29, 2013
Let’s get one thing out of the way right from the start and answer the question, “Should you use audio narration in your e-learning courses?” Now that we have established that you should use audio narration in your e-learning courses, let’s talk about how to create those narrations. There are two ways to go when recording audio narration. Do It Yourself.
Best Practices for Voice-Over
MAY 19, 2016
Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand. 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. Instructional Design Online Learning audacity audio narration pop filter voice over
Microphones and Audio Information
NOVEMBER 4, 2009
start by going to eLearning Learning and then I search for something like audio which gets me quickly to a page that's a bunch of great posts and other items all about Audio in eLearning. The keywords on the left are highly related to audio as well, so I'll drill down to pages on Audio Voiceover or Audio Microphone. eLearning Technology.
4 Ways to Make Your Audio In Your Courses Better
JANUARY 26, 2016
When it comes to creating audio for eLearning, there are a lot of factors to consider. There is the software to record your audio, the microphone and other hardware to capture your voice. And of course, your audio editing skills. An eLearning programmer has to learn how to create compelling audio for a global audience. Don’t read all the text on the screen.
Adding a Microphone to your Kindle Fire
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Perhaps you would like to use a microphone with your Kindle Fire. thought the Kindle Fire did not have a microphone, and thus could not allow voice input?? If you purchase an inline stereo microphone (cost: $3) and install the Tape-A-Talk App from GetJar, you are in business! Make certain you have the proper inline microphone. Universal 3.5mm In-Ear Stereo Headset with Microphone. The microphone / ear buds must be stereo capable, which means "three rings on the plug" See the image shown below. No problem! Be willing to experiment.
4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio
JUNE 2, 2009
Good audio is critical to your elearning success. But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not very good. Today we’ll look at the microphone and recording environment. Invest in a good quality microphone. When it comes to microphones, you typically get what you pay for. good mic is going to give you good audio quality.
Affordable Audio Equipment For A High Quality Recording
MAY 2, 2013
Want to record quality audio without breaking the bank? Don’t worry – there are affordable microphones out there that can give you a high quality recording that won’t leave a massive dent in your wallet. One important thing to be aware of when searching for a microphone is to see if it is an omnidirectional or unidirectional microphone.
How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs
MARCH 8, 2016
Nothing kills a video like poor audio quality. No amount of set design, camera effects, or lighting tricks will help your finished video if your audio sounds like an old cassette tape. Beyond seeming unprofessional, poor audio quality makes it difficult for your viewers to understand the video. Basically, it makes audio sound bad. The Science Behind Sound.
Audio Tip - Click Click Click
JANUARY 6, 2010
When recording audio, I've learned it's not a matter of if I'll make a mistake in my narration, but rather when I'll make a mistake. For me, it's going to happen and I will have to edit that audio. Daniel had a great technique for editing audio. When he makes a mistake, he clicks one of those "dog training clickers":[link] by the microphone.
Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 15, 2015
" The audio is one of the most important pieces of your eLearning content and it needs to be presented in a dynamic and convincing way. It's a long way from your microphone to the end user's ears and eyes. The technology, including the processing of audio and video for streaming, will suck the energy out of your presentation. Voiceover audio that has a monotone delivery is not going to keep your audience engaged through all those distractions. learning eLearning voiceover audioby Jeff Hanley. What's the objective of your eLearning?
A Recipe for Success: Recording Clear Audio for Your E-Learning Courses
AUGUST 16, 2012
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. headset with a noise-canceling microphone. Seriously!!!
10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning
JUNE 1, 2010
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. It’s an audio editor that is free and easy to use for beginners.
Snagit 11.1 Release – Windows 8 compatibility, system audio capture, and more
OCTOBER 9, 2012
With version 11.1, you’ll be able to use Snagit with Windows 8, record system audio, and customize Snagit to meet the unique needs of your entire organization. System Audio Recording: Capture the sound coming from your computer speakers and from your microphone. Release – Windows 8 compatibility, system audio capture, and more appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.
Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial
DECEMBER 8, 2014
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 paste white noise over existing audio. 6:40. How to export audio from Audacity to use in Camtasia Studio. Can’t see this video? Watch it on YouTube !
How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)
JANUARY 3, 2014
Background noise and humming can cause voice overs to sound like they were recorded with a laptop microphone or worse. The highest quality microphone still won’t sound good if you’ve got a ton of background noise. Other possible solutions to help with noise cancellation are portable microphone isolation shields or booths. 3. Choosing a Microphone.
Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
If you've recorded your own audio for an eLearning project, I'm betting you're guilty of creating your own plosives at least a few times. The air causes the microphone to create the "popping" sound, which can be distracting to learners. Fortunately, preventing plosives is fairly easy and can be accomplished in one of two ways: You can learn good microphone and breathing techniques. (I'll be covering some of these in my upcoming Audio Basics for eLearning online class.) Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class.
Manual audio calibration in Captivate 5
AUGUST 19, 2010
Prior to Adobe Captivate 5, content developers or authors had very little control over the volume of audio while recording narration in a project. Adobe Captivate used to calibrate your audio input automatically — you would not know how the audio sounds until completing the recording and listening to it. To manually calibrate your audio input : 1. Audio Menu.
Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better
JULY 31, 2015
Quality audio is more important than you realize. There are several things you can do on your own to secure better quality audio without having to spend loads of money. Just because you can record audio with a device doesn’t mean that audio is sufficient. The two biggest less-than-desirable audio recording device culprits are laptop mics and cell phones.
6 Quick Voice-Over Tips
JUNE 18, 2015
You want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. Before you grab a microphone, it’s important to know the proper techniques to use, and the rookie mistakes to avoid. #1. My favorite thing to do is crack a few jokes with a coworker before I start at the microphone. #2. Using your voice properly is a skill in itself. Smile! Slow down! Hydrate!
6 Tips for Creating Audio for E-learning Podcasts, Screencasts and Online Presentations
JANUARY 26, 2010
Recording audio for E-learning contexts is a straightforward process when you use the right equipment and adhere to some basic steps to optimize your recording environment. Let’s roll up our sleeves and talk shop in this post. I’ll discuss basic techniques for audio recording and highlight some equipment that will help ensure your message is communicated loud (but not too loud) and clear. 1.
The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective
JANUARY 23, 2015
digital story is a short (typically 3-5 minutes long) audio-visual presentation, created with images (real or computer-generated), photographs, background music, some text and a distinctive narrative. Audio narrations are an important part of digital storytelling. It is vital to create an audio narration script and record accordingly. They are also a powerful tool in learning.
Recording Audio and Video with Lectora’s Built-in Tools
DECEMBER 22, 2014
Did you know that Lectora® e-Learning software has a built-in audio and video recording tool so that you can easily record your own audio and webcam videos? Audio can be added to your title as narration, and you can use the video as presenter videos anywhere on the pages of your title. Recording Audio. Follow these steps to record and add audio: 1.
Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production
The E-Learning Curve
AUGUST 11, 2009
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.
How To Record Audio Like The Pros
APRIL 15, 2013
Do you want to record audio like the pros for your online class? Microphone positioning is key for the quality of your audio. Positioning the microphone too close to the speaker, or too far away, creates unwanted noise. The best positioning for the microphone is 6-12 inches away from the speaker. Tips and Tricks Build Your Course Recording Audio Comments.
Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Technical and Hardware Considerations: Audio. One of the first things to think about is the audio that you’re going to capture. You want your guest’s audio to be as good as it can be. You might recommend a microphone for them to use but at the very least don’t let them use the microphone built into their laptop. Before you Record: Machine Preparation. Video.
How to do Voice Overs for eLearning – Post Editing (Part 3)
APRIL 25, 2014
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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Learning with e's
JUNE 10, 2011
From 1976 to 1981, I was employed in my first job as an Audio Visual Technician where my role was to support lecturing staff. I did graphic design, illustrations and photography for them. repaired projectors and soldered cables, wheeled video recorders and televisions in and out of lecture halls, tested microphones and public address systems, and showed movies for the Film Society.
PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 4, 2011
If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. Follow the instructions from last week to create a movie from your PowerPoint presentation with audio and save your movie as a.wmv file. by AJ George. Note (And this is important!):
Project Narration Guidelines (for eLearning, or most anything)
JUNE 23, 2014
The placement and quality of the audio card matters too. Many folks prefer standalone ‘add-in’ cards instead of the audio features that tend to be integrated into the computer motherboard these days. Generally, how much your actual computer will affect the quality of the sound recording is a huge variable – some have almost no impact while others turn out impossibly noisy audio. You may not have too much of a choice regarding the computer, so then avoid really cheap microphones like those that may have come with your workstation or laptop. iPad compatibility).
How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course
APRIL 6, 2015
This article will walk you through the best tools to use and the best practices to follow in order to create the best video and audio for your online course. Audio: Microphones. The AKG 820 is the microphone used in most Mindflash voice overs. Audio Accessories: Pop Screen, Sound Shield, Mic Stand. Audio: Software. Record and Edit Your Audio First.
Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
This vital step will allow you to adjust the input level of your microphone to avoid clipping. Clipping is a result of the input volume being too high and will result in the audio sounding distorted. Here is what clipping looks like: The ideal range that you want the audio to look like would be something like this: It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to clipping.
eAssessment & Audio Feedback
Dont Waste Your Time
OCTOBER 5, 2009
Giving audio feedback is something I have heard talked about by a few people recently. One of the advantages I can see in using audio feedback for assessment is that it can take significantly less time to process each individual student than the typical and traditional hand- (or PC-) written feedback. Audio feedback for 200 students @ 4 minutes each = 800 minutes, or 13.3
Audio quality does matter
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 13, 2007
Among these are the following: Audio fidelity will attract attention to media. Audio fidelity will affect people's memory for audio information. People will evaluate better audio fidelity differently than poorer audio fidelity. So, audio fidelity does matter. So, without going into studios and buying expensive kit what can you do? All for under Â£100