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eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I 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? I 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. each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. I've had wonderful luck using the microphone built into my MacBook Pro.

Guide to Selecting the Best Voice Over Microphone

iSpring Solutions

Recording a voiceover is a field of knowledge that includes many disciplines from learning how to speak into a microphone to selecting the right software for recording your audio narrations by reading a script. Picking the right recording gear is the lion’s share of the overall success in recording a professional voiceover. Shared. Read more ». Comparisons

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. Is there a particular microphone you use? (I've I've been creating eLearning for years (and years and years).   But when should you record your audio?

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    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.   This week, expanding upon the same method from last week, I will show you not only how to add voiceover narration, but how to have it play at the same time as background music.

Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Do you think your eLearning is going to change behavior if it is boring, and contains lackluster voiceover that's delivered in a monotone? The first rule of an effective voiceover is "sell it." Voiceover is like acting or singing. It's a long way from your microphone to the end user's ears and eyes. Voiceover audio that has a monotone delivery is not going to keep your audience engaged through all those distractions. Note:  I'll be contributing articles to this newsletter that discuss all things voiceover audio. Sell it!

Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

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. On the Audio Microphone page I scroll down to the Best of Posts and see a bunch of great posts: Microphone Round-up! I just saw a couple of comments on my post Recommended End of Year eLearning Tools Spending? eLearning Technology.

eLearning Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Edition


Desktop microphone for voiceovers and more ($99). This microphone rings in under $100 and works with Macs or PCs. Stumped on what to get the eLearning developer in your life? Holiday gift buying doesn’t need to be stressful! STEAL (< $100). A good read—preferably in eBook form ($0). Give the gift of knowledge. They also pair well with a fine wine or nice cup of joe.

Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

Always perform a soundcheck before you actually start recording your voiceovers. This vital step will allow you to adjust the input level of your microphone to avoid clipping. It is a good idea to test out the microphone input by saying some words with “plosives” and speak as loud as you think you will get when reading the script. Soundcheck! To Use or Not to Use Headphones?

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5 Screencasting Tools You Need to Create a Great Microlearning Video


You can capture your voiceover at the same time and control the flow of the program. With ScreenFlow you can record any part of your monitor while also capturing your video camera, iOS device, microphone, multi-channel audio device and your computer audio. Screencasting software is a necessary addition to any video microlearning toolbox. The ability to capture what's happening on your screen is not only useful for software walkthroughs, but allows you to quickly and easily create simple motion graphics videos using presentation programs like Keynote and PowerPoint. Free Solutions.

Extending Mobile Models

Clark Quinn

To be clear here, capture is where you use the text insertion, microphone, or camera to catch unique contextual data (or user input). Here I’m thinking alternate reality games or augmented reality (whether it’s voiceover, visual overlays, what have you). In preparation for a presentation, I was reviewing my mobile models. It can be delivered or accessed as needed. mobil

Join Us Tomorrow On. The Forge!

Visual Lounge

One of our instructional designers, Chris McQueen, is also going to be reviewing the Blue Yeti microphone. He put together this video with his tips for getting great audio for voiceovers. Blue Microphone was kind enough to loan us a Yeti for the review. We've been counting down the days. Tomorrow, September 2nd is the big day! We've been calling it. The Forge Day"! Really?

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video


Microphone: Another little thing you might be tempted to skip. Unless you’re hiring a professional for the voiceover, you’ll want an external microphone, preferably the kind you can clip to your collar. Do you ever wish you could include video in your online training? There are plenty of procedures and techniques that would benefit from a visual demonstration. How to Tap Dance.

Listen Up! It’s Time to Add Podcasts to Your e-Learning


Anyone with a microphone and a computer can create a podcast. Or you can channel your inner voiceover star and record yourself. Are you an auditory learner? Do you remember things better when you hear them? Do you need to be listening to music, or a book on tape, no matter what you’re doing? If you answered yes, you’re going to LOVE this blog. Why am I so excited about a podcast?

Adobe Captivate: Recording Narration to Multiple Slides

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by Jennie Ruby    The best practice when recording a voiceover script to narrate a series of slides is to create a separate audio recording for each slide. Before you start, make sure you have typed or pasted the voiceover script for each slide into the Slide Notes pane.     To display your slide notes, which contain your voiceover script, click the  Captions & Slide Notes  button at the bottom left of the Slides Audio dialog box. The  Record from Slide  dialog box opens. Choose The slide advances.

MAC Screen recording program

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It captures full motion video of anything on your screen, complete with digital audio, and an optional microphone voiceover. Snapz Pro X allows you to record anything on your screen, saving it as a QuickTime ® movie or screenshot. Check it out: [link

When It Makes Sense to Pay for Professional Narration

Rapid eLearning

Your recording equipment consists of a headset microphone and a less-than-state-of-the-art laptop. It’s just you and your voiceover talent. Your rapid elearning software makes it easy to record your narration. Most of the time that works for you. However, there are times when recording your own narration doesn’t make sense. A Good Voice Doesn’t Equal Good Results.

My first podcast interview

Adobe Captivate

Rick has an impressive set-up consisting of shot-gun microphones, condenser microphones, large diaphragm microphones and tubes condensers and on and on. I was impressed with the effort that goes into recording good audio for eLearning (I always thought that people plugged in a USB mic to their laptop and recorded the voiceover audio :)). Well here’s something I did for the first time. My very first podcast interview! This has been posted on Captivating , Rick Zanotti’s popular podcast series. This was my first time in a sound recording studio.

Voice Over Training Tips that will make Training Stick


Learning to do voiceovers doesn’t have to be terrifying or daunting; it can actually be fun and exciting. Use a Quality Mic & Eliminate Background Noise – Test your gear in the environment in which you will be recording to see if the microphone you are using is professional sounding and that there are no noises in the background.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

In this case, I’m selecting the SigmaTel sound card, which takes input from the microphone that I’m going to use to record some voiceover narration. 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. Set Audio Input & Outputs. More….

The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

2) Find training courses that are currently being delivered in the classroom and ask the trainer if you can record them All you need is a decent quality camcorder, a wireless microphone and the permission of the trainer. For a step up from this, you can send the script to a voiceover artist to record the audio. All or nothing I’ll admit it, I am a bit of a perfectionist. LMS STRATEG

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

The biggest thing I would like to see is that we add some voiceover on just about all of the slides. Photo credit: Microphone by hiddedevries Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:00 PM Labels: audio , instructional design 11comments: Beth Griese said. From a practical standpoint I can add twice as much content with a voiceover twice as fast as writing it all out. on just about all slides.

Meet Camtasia Studio 7 plus Camtasia for Mac 1.1!

Visual Lounge

You can do a voice-only recording and capture the microphone audio only (skip recording the screen video). It allows you to record a voiceover. The day is finally here! And, I'm excited to report two good pieces of news! Not only do we have a new version of Camtasia Studio 7 available today, but we also have a new release for Camtasia for Mac 1.1 ! It runs less than a minute long.

Planning A Video Production

The eLearning Coach

This sound engineer can help to choose the best microphones for the scene, they are responsible for recording the audio and they monitor the levels closely with headphones. This includes editing, voiceovers, special effects and conversion to various formats. Did you ever end up on a project that required video and somehow you became the default expert? Script. Locations or Sets.

#EDCMOOC: being human – reasserting the human

Good To Great

When I started out in instructional design five years ago, we tried to achieve it through using photographs of people, good quality voiceovers rather than computer-generated audio, and a natural and conversational tone of voice in the copywriting. In the meantime, here are my thoughts and reflections on the week three material. Mediation and the illusion of non-mediation.

Free eLearning Webinar: Creating Quality Voiceover Audio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When it comes to eLearning, voiceover audio almost always enhances the learner experience. The good news is that you don't have to be a professional voiceover talent or use expensive hardware and software to create effective voiceover audio. In In this session Jeff will discuss:   Creating a temporary audio recording studio in an office or even a closet   The best microphones for voice-over production   Recording devices and audio mixers. except when the audio is of poor quality. e-learning eLearning

eLearning Audio: Sound Absorbers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        During a recent online meeting (we use  GoToMeeting ), I decided to use my fancy  Blue Yeti microphone. It's probably my favorite microphone ever. When I record my voiceover audio, I make everything as quiet as possible.       There are also boxes that can accommodate your microphone and your head.