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. If you’re recording music, select the Record in Stereo check box.

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. Using Audacity These are the Rules of Audacity (according to SourceForge.net ) One audio clip per track.


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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative. Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I’ll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Choose Background Music That Complements Your Content. I imagine their age, lifestyle and musical taste.

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Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Do you use music in your courses? I’ve found time and time again that a little bit of well-placed music can add a surprising amount of polish and – more importantly – set the tone of the overall experience. Music can take a shortcut through people’s brains and tap into their emotions in a way that’s uncommon with spoken or written words. The impact came from timing the verbal and visual elements to a music track that perfectly captured the mood I wanted to create.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 10, 2020

Mike Taylor

What I’m Listening to: I love 80’s music and I love remakes, so this “ 80s Covers & Remakes ” playlist is sure to be good, right?! 7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget. Audacity is a really great tool for any type of audio recording and editing.

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


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). General closing with music [file].

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

open source software options: Audacity. Mixer–no open source ones out there, but Audacity does a lot. He also has a keyboard (the piano kind) for music too. At the other end of the spectrum, you can use a headset mic and Audacity. Audacity. Audacity has its own tutorials, including video. He records in Audacity, then puts the pieces together in Camtasia. lots of music, instruments, etc available. Podcast logo.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Royalty Free Music. Audacity is a free, handy open source audio editing tool. Then, I export it and do some pre-editing in Audacity , which is free. Kip and I have a shared folder in Dropbox and I export with two tracks out of Audacity into Dropbox. All of the prerolls and post-rolls I record into Audacity and export. A Behind the scenes peek at the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Notably, Pixabay also offers extensive video and music libraries (which we discuss later). Free Music and Sound Effects for eLearning Courses. A smaller library of royalty-free stock music and sound effects. Audacity (Audio editing).

4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro


Some other areas where audio helps make an impact include: Course introduction or transition screens: Using music can give high-visibility training (e.g. tradeshow kiosks or conference booths): Grab and keep your audience’s attention by combining music and narration to drive home your message. 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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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever watched a video where the music was so loud you couldn’t hear the voice over? Selecting The Right Music. Selecting the right music is often the toughest part of editing a video. If your music choice significantly over-powers your narration or voice over, you may need to select a different track. Some people have soft voices that will not do well with overbearing musical scores. This is where music or voice over should fade in and out.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 28, 2020

Mike Taylor

What I’m Listening to: After hearing “ Feels So Good ” I’ve been following the trail of Chuck Mangione for some work music that is just right for today. Learn Audio Editing with Audacity with Myra Rolden in this free two week course.

How to Make an Animated Explainer Video (Step-By-Step Guide)

TechSmith Camtasia

If you prefer a free alternative, Audacity is another great choice and easily enough gets the job done. Step 6: Add music. Animated explainer videos almost always have music. Music conveys emotion and gives energy that narration alone lacks. It’s also easy to add and edit a music track in Camtasia. There are lots of resources, paid and free, for acquiring music. Atomica Music Library (Paid).

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

360 Training

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. It features multi-track editing (so you can put music or sound effects behind your voice track) and a wide range of features. Keep in mind that higher-end tools are often geared to complexity and demands of music production. Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. I’ve mentioned Audacity before. Sometimes we need background music or sound effects. If you have some money you can always buy background music and sound effects on CD. When I did video production, we had a CD binder that held about 200 disks full of just about any music style you would need. Here are a few sites that offer sound effects and free music. Free Music Archive. You can even create your own music. I’m no audio engineer.

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Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

TechSmith Camtasia

The background audio music was a great touch and added polish to the screencast. The video was recorded with Camtasia Studio 5 and audio recorded using his sE2200a mic in Audacity. This week's Screencast of the Week comes to us from a professional screencaster, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts ! I liked this screencast for several reasons. Ian made great use of Camtasia Studio's SmartFocus feature - he used it to focus your attention on certain areas of the screen and show greater detail.

Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Audacity. Audacity is open source software, so it is essentially free. Like Audacity, it is basically free although you are asked to contribute or donate to keep development going. A music stand can work, although ideally you want your script at eye level and you don’t want to have to look down when you read it. Audio for eLearning is Only As Good As the Tools You Use. We live in a multimedia society.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

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. More on that later… Here’s how it works: Noise Removal Audacity – Create, Discover and Share GIFs on Gfycat. Noise removal in Audacity. Audacity is great for cleaning up audio for a podcast or music.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course


Both of these programs allow you to import the footage you record, splice-and-dice your video, and layer on voiceovers and music. To improve audio quality when using these programs, you could consider a piece of audio editing software like Audacity. It’s not the cheapest piece of software, but it eliminates the need to constantly import-export between Audacity and a video editing software. You think you have what it takes to create an online course, huh? It won’t be easy.

Thank You ScreencastCamp Supporters.

TechSmith Camtasia

We'll have copies on-hand of " slide:ology " by Nancy Duarte , " Confessions of a Public Speaker " by Scott Berkun , " The Book of Audacity " by Carla Schroder, " YouTube: An Insider's Guide " by Alan Lastufka and Michael W Dean, " Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR " by Helmut Kraus, Uwe Steinmueller. This is a great product to edit your audio, make your own original music for your screencasts or use Sony's ready-to-use music, and create DVDs of your screencasts.

A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audio production: Audacity , Myna , and Levelator. Free sound effects and music: CCmixter , The Freesound Project , OpSound , Free Music Archive , and Jamendo. Create your own music: Musicshake and TuneAround. It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the last quarter of 2010. This year seems to have flown by. I’ve had fun with travel across the country and getting to meet so many blog readers at various conferences.

Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project


Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder that works for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It contains free art that can be used in games, but it also has a great library for music and sound effects. One of the most daunting challenges that instructional designers face today are shrinking budgets.

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

I’ve been doing video and audio recording work for years, and I’m quite comfortable using professional audio recording software like Adobe Audition or Audacity, but if I’m doing voice over work, I use Audiate because it’s the best and easiest way to record voice overs.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

Audacity – It is a free, open-source audio tool. Fretello – Mobile app which teaches you have to play a musical instrument. My initial post was going to be on a completely different topic today, but I decided to shelve it for another week, because of something that I saw on Linkedin this week. First off, Jane Hart put this together from whereas folks voted for the tools they use for learning. As she stated to me, “this is their list, not mine.”

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1


Whether it’s to edit an interview, to extract the relevant parts from the recording of a lecture, or to trim a piece of music you’re using as a soundtrack to your eLearning videos to the right size, you’ll need an audio editor. When it comes to audio editors the general consensus is clear: whether you’re on the Windows, Linux or Mac, Audacity is the tool you should first opt for.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

Audacity. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It creates data backups, video DVDs and music CDs. I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)


Examples of masterclass training themes: – Music. In the beginning, a master class was and still is considered to be one of the most effective means of musical development at the same level of examinations, competitions, and practice.

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Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

In my test course on 80′s music, I used a male character in the following position. Thus if you decide to import a music file for that record as a second audio layer, it appears on the same wavelength as the initial voice recording, rather than a second record line for that one recording. If you prefer to have multiple layers of recordings for one record, I strongly recommend using Audacity (which is free), then save and export the recording to Storyline.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. CCMixter , The Freesound Project , OpSound , Free Music Archive , and Jamendo. Musicshake and TuneAround are free tools that let you easily create your own music and soundtracks. The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. Like a lot of guys, he has some issues with color perception so he wanted an easy way to match colors. I have the same challenge.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

I recommend using Audacity or Adobe Audition to remove mistakes and any extra noise from your audio. After you have your video all put together, now is a great time to add some music to your video. While it’s not required, music can make a good video that much better. What do you do when you need to learn something new? What if you need to know how to fix something? Or what if you need to learn how to use a new software or service? You probably look for a video.

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2015 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

It’s pretty helpful when I’m trying to improve my musical skills, too. Of course there are other tools I use for learning – Wikipedia (naturally), Blogger (that’s where this blog sits), Audacity for audio work, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Live Writer and others. Jane Hart’s 9th Annual ‘Top Tools for Learning’ Survey closes on Friday 19th September 2015 and will be published the following Monday.

Podcasting to Accelerate Sales for Course Creators with Craig Hewitt from Castos


You can drive and these are things that a lot of other media doesn’t transfer to except for audio books and music. If it’s just you recording, then using a tool like Audacity, which is a free open source tool, you can record, and you can edit on it.

10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos

CommLab India

Edit audio with the free audio editing tool Audacity. Edit audio and video; you can add background music. Your potential Business To Business (B2B) customers are empowered with the whole gamut of information available on the Web. Before they buy a product or approach your sales team, they do extensive research by going through your website and seeking information from other sources.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5)

Mark Oehlert

Audacity 101: Hands-On Audio Editing* * Collaboration in a Virtual World Each workshop is a half-day. Participants attending the Audacity 101:Hands-On Audio Editing workshop must bring a laptop computer with wireless internet capability. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Look!

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018


Examples of masterclass training themes: Music. You will need video recording and presentation software, like Camtasia, Screencast-O-Matic, Audacity, Filmora, Adobe Premiere. Get your school now! Try for FREE. Online learning and training have become an essential part of our society. Therefore, creating and selling courses online can be quite profitable with many professionals achieving 6- and 7-figure incomes.

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Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

The discussions played out above centre on music, video, news and books. Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. I've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free. It got a big response from the likes of Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin and on it went. I lost quite a bit of time in there.