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. This ensures that the sound source and playback options are set correctly as well as bit-rate, quality indicators and so on. Follow this step-by-step procedure to configure Audacity for your computer and operating system. Sound Quality Tab.

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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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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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. More on that later… Here’s how it works: How to reduce audio noise in Audacity Select your room tone or silent section from your audio Drag your mouse over an area with no (or little) audio. It plays what the audio will sound like with noise removed.

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].

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’re recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. For capturing location sounds, or dialog between 2 or more people, we recommend a shotgun mic. Caution though, shotgun mics are very directional, so you need to make sure you’re pointing the mic directly at the sound you want to pick up. The Science Behind Sound. Sound moves in waves.

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23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software. Free Music and Sound Effects for eLearning Courses.

4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro


No one wants to be responsible for producing great-looking training that sounds awful, but with training budgets being what they are these days it’s hard to justify the expense of high-quality, professionally recorded audio. Some other areas where audio helps make an impact include: Course introduction or transition screens: Using music can give high-visibility training (e.g. Online Training Games: Sound effects can build a sense of urgency or simply enhance the excitement of games.

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

360 Training

The visual representation of the sound will display as squiggles on the timeline. The louder the sound, the larger the squiggle. The visual representation of the sound will display as squiggles on the timeline. The louder the sound, the larger the squiggle. 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. The louder the sound, the larger the squiggle.

Voice-over videos for eLearning: A step-by-step guide


It sounds complicated, right? These videos are created using screencasting software (like Loom, for example) that records your screen while also recording sounds. This will “soften” the way the sound of your voice travels through the room and will help absorb the sound.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. I’ve mentioned Audacity before. The tools above are free and help you get better sounding audio. 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.

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Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

The sounds we use make a difference. The professional voice actor, either male or female, has trained their voice to provide the right kind of sound. It saves time and makes it easier to keep the sound consistent. 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. Soundproofing or Sound Box.

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6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course


The Blue Yeti has a few more features than the AT2020—different recording modes, for example — but I like the way I sound on an AT2020 better. 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. You think you have what it takes to create an online course, huh? It won’t be easy.

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Will they listen with sound or rely on the visual aspects? Having a script also helps you sound more professional and helps preserve your video’s focus. This may sound intimidating, but it really isn’t.

Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project


At the risk of sounding annoying, I am going to state it too: it’s possible to design and deliver qualitative, engaging, blended learning solutions with no other costs than the designer’s time and imagination. 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.

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. It plays what the audio will sound like with noise removed.

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.

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. Similar to an image editor, an audio editor is a piece of software that lets you manipulate digital sound content, like mp3 or wav files. Deciding to embrace eLearning for your employee training has become a no-brainer nowadays.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

Scootpad – Okay, I know it sounds like something you would buy your puppy; but excluding the name a practice- instruction-assessment, etc. 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.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

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. 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. It installs easily and the sound quality is good.

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

Sound – from file, record mic (built into the system, of course you need a headset with a mic or a mic itself). In my test course on 80′s music, I used a male character in the following position. It is when you add more sound recordings within that record. 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Even a middle of the road mic (like the one connected to your headphones) will provide much better sound quality than the one built into your computer. At TechSmith, have a recording studio with sound dampening foam, which is great, however, we realize this isn’t feasible for everyone. If you want a low-cost solution, a broom closet or small office can sometimes get you a pretty similar sound. While it’s not required, music can make a good video that much better.

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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. It sounds really great. I’ve selected the wrong mic a few times for my podcast, and it sounds pretty good if you’re in a good environment to record.