How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Audacity is the perfect introduction to the world of editing audio. With Audacity, you can trim files to reduce their length, remove background noise, edit out silence, adjust volume and much more. Download Audacity here to get started. Find out more about Audacity.

Editing Audio with Audacity

The Learning Dispatch

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. To do this effectively, you''ll need to zoom in on the clip.

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Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial

TechSmith Camtasia

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 use the Amplify effect in Audacity.

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.

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.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

What Makes Online Learning Effective? 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. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Thursday, October 08, 2009.

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

How to Reduce Audio Noise in 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. Audacity is great for cleaning up audio for a podcast or music.

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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. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

The world of learning has been buffeted by the GFC and its after effects. Audacity is an audio editor you can edit, fine tune and change audio recordings. Audacity is the overall top rated media tool in the eLearning Guild research report Media for eLearning:Top Tools.

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. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast editing audio

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On camera

Learning with e's

He advised us that if we wanted to make this effective then staff should develop a few basic technical skills. I only wish I could have got my hands on Flipcameras, Audacity and Moviemaker 25 years ago. Back in 1985 (strewth, is it that long ago?)

Podcasting like a pro! (Part 2) – How to edit and publish your podcast recording

eFront

First step is to download Audacity & AoA Audio Extractor , and if you would like to use introductory and closing music you can find links to free resources in this post. Step 2: Familiarize yourself with Audacity by visiting any of the following. Audacity Quick Help (should be installed locally, internet version if it isn’t). Audacity Manual (should be installed locally, internet version if it isn’t). Use Audacity to import audio files & edit.

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

open source software options: Audacity. Mixer–no open source ones out there, but Audacity does a lot. At the other end of the spectrum, you can use a headset mic and Audacity. Audacity. free special effects can be downloaded. Podcast logo.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

Audacity. Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. As a result, you will have a highly-effective tutorial that will enhance the quality of your online course. Guest post by Robert Morris.

4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

Online Training Games: Sound effects can build a sense of urgency or simply enhance the excitement of games. As I said before, I’m no Jedi Master with audio (maybe a Padawan …), but even I can muddle my way through basic audio-editing using Audacity. . Recording Audio with Audacity.

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eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective. Because none of the off-the-shelf eLearning development tools are great at recording and editing audio files (they'll do the job of course, but they're lacking a lot of essential audio editing options that you'll find in more robust audio software), consider recording your audio externally in tools such as  Audacity , a free and really powerful.

Lets try audio

Moodle Journal

Is it time/cost effective? Well I made use of Audacity and if you wish to export to MP3 format then you will also need to download the Lame MP3 Encoder plugin as well, all very straightforward.

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Behind the Scenes - How We Create Screencasts

TechSmith Camtasia

Audacity setup. Effects Amplify. I was absolutely blown away at the number of screencast examples many of you shared on this recent blog post. The screencast that was listed the most in your feedback was one done our Instructional Designer, Ryan Eash. I wanted to make sure everyone saw this screencast. Ryan has created a lot of our tutorials for Camtasia Studio.

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. Audacity One of the most popular free tools is Audacity, which is available for download for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, in a variety of languages.

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

No amount of set design, camera effects, or lighting tricks will help your finished video if your audio sounds like an old cassette tape. Diffusion is just another word for scattering; sending reflected waves in different directions has a smoothing effect. The Free Way – Audacity.

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Media for Learning: Top Tools - New Research Report from The eLearning Guild

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Top-rated #eLearning Media Tool by Cost = Audacity 85.6% say Lectora is essential for their overall #eLearning Media toolkit 70% report being able to use SnagIt and Audacity effectively within 1 week of use Find out more from the author of the report at Learning Solutions conference in Florida, March 21-23 The eLearning Guild released it's highly anticipated TOP TOOLS report today. Get the download here. Of course this report was completed prior to the Apple announcement.

How to Record Great Audio In Any Environment

TechSmith Camtasia

If you want a really cheap, yet effective tip, you can always put it over your head. You can use this audio when you’re editing and apply a noise removal effect to it. You can also manually adjust the Sensitivity to get your desired effect.

Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

TechSmith Camtasia

The video was recorded with Camtasia Studio 5 and audio recorded using his sE2200a mic in Audacity. Visual effects were added using Adobe AfterEffects. This week's Screencast of the Week comes to us from a professional screencaster, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts !

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

These are great free and/or cost effective tools for generating images. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3.

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

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. With Keynote, easily create captivating presentations using powerful tools and impressive effects. With Raptivity’s 180+ eLearning templates, easily build rapid interactivity for effective learning.

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness <!–( Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface - The E-Learning Curve , September 4, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity - The E-Learning Curve , September 9, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface , September 4, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

I use the open source tool Audacity for audio editing. Understanding how different tools can be used effectively: Even if you don’t do development yourself, you need to understand the capabilities of the tools and be able to describe what you want to others.

9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. Audacity is an open source audio editor. There are also times I like to layer my narration with ambient sound or different effects. That’s easy to do with Audacity. Click here for Audacity tutorials.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

These are great free and/or cost effective tools for generating images. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3.

Good Posts from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Determining the ROI of Enterprise 2.0 | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com , April 15, 2009 The Web: Design for Active Learning , April 17, 2009 The (changed) information cycle , April 17, 2009 3 Things to Consider When Building Your E-Learning Courses , April 14, 2009 Effective knowledge sharing , April 15, 2009 conversation matters: What Do We Get From Conversation That We Can't Get Any Other Way?

How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt

LifterLMS

Chris Badgett from LifterLMS has a great conversation with Kim in this episode about effective marketing for online course sites. I wanna start by getting into creating effective animated videos. Audacity. Chris Badgett: Audacity.

Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Without audio for eLearning courses, today’s courseware will not be very engaging or effective. Audacity. Audacity is open source software, so it is essentially free. Audio for eLearning is Only As Good As the Tools You Use. We live in a multimedia society.

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A Glimpse of Your Future Workforce – Now in Middle School

Janet Clarey

Unassisted (except for the Audacity tip), he recorded the audio, saved it as a file type he could import ( because I later asked and learned Audacity saves with a AUP file type.so Am I prepared to recognize the signs that the game is having a negative effect?

What is the Best Microphone?

TechSmith Camtasia

Kathy Sierra has a great blog post on the effect of sound on users that you can read here. We used Audacity to record the audio at 44,100Hz. 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.

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

You can drag the ‘lower volume’ effect onto your music track when your voice comes in and then use the ‘raise volume’ effect when you finish speaking. These tips could also easily be applied in free audio editing software such as Audacity.

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