Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

If you are designing and developing eLearning, you are most likely going to need voice-over work. Voice Principle – People learn better when the narration in multimedia lessons is in a friendly human voice, rather than a machine voice. Using professional voice-over is expensive and time consuming, so many projects opt to use “in house” voices. Here are some tips for creating great voice-over. Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand.

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eLearning Voice Over Tip: How to Eliminate Background Noise

eLearning Brothers

Annoying background sounds in your eLearning voice over courses can be frustrating. Not everyone in eLearning is an audio engineer, that’s why I wanted to make a quick video on how to take out noise reductions in your voice over projects. Once you know how to do it, it will make your voice overs sound clean and professional. In my video, I’ll be using Adobe Audition and Audacity, which is a free tool. Also, you can download Audacity here.

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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. It’s simple to remove some of the ambient noise from your audio track using Audacity. In Audacity, you can do this by: Highlighting a section of recording where no deliberate sounds were made. Find out more about Audacity.

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 just recording voice-over narration, leave it unchecked.

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. There is little point recording voice-overs in stereo – you only have one voice (or audio source), after all.

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. Nothing is worse than when you are on a roll recording a voice over and then you come across a misspelled word or incorrect placement of a comma. To help minimize reading errors from the voice talent, do all you can to have your script grammatically correct and printed out in a legible font.

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Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview

The E-Learning Curve

to participate in their Xyleme Voices series of podcasts. Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning Audacity interview learnign standards podcast production workflow xyleme voices In late 2009, I was privileged to be invited by Colorado-based LMS provider Xyleme Inc.

The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Chances are, if you make videos — especially how-to and explainer videos – you will need to record voice overs. In fact, depending on how many videos you create, you may have to do a lot of voice over work. But how can you ensure your voice over is good enough to keep your audience’s attention? Essentials of good voice over. Some of you might be wondering about the difference between voice over and narration. How to not hate the sound of your own voice.

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How to do Voice Overs for eLearning – Post Editing (Part 3)

eLearning Brothers

There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. Now that you’ve finished your voice over recording, you have an unedited audio clip that needs to be touched up. Depending on how you recorded your voice over you will need to split up your clips and apply some simple editing techniques. Audacity and NCH Wavepad are also other good options for editing voice overs.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

How to Prepare a Room for Quality Voice Overs. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. But for anything with a voice over, on-screen dialog, or interview, you’ll want to make sure the sound quality is as good as possible. Once we understand what makes a voice recording echo-y or scratchy, we can start fixing the problem. Direct sound comes from sound waves going directly to your ears (or voice recorder). The Free Way – Audacity.

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Living off the Land: Capturing The Voice of Experts

The Learning Circuits

My first thought was using Centra, but the client always uses the telephone for voice, and I am not sure if they have save capability. A second option is to use the record voice option in PowerPoint. A third is to use a tool like Audacity to record an MP3, and then have some one else align that with slides. In one project on which I am working, I have been asked for a strategy to quickly capture a lot of presentations from a lot of people to share with others.

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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A Recipe for Success: Recording Clear Audio for Your E-Learning Courses

E-learning Uncovered

Audio Ingredients: 1 narrator with a good, clear speaking voice. 1 software application for audio recording (such as WavePad , Audacity , or GarageBand ). Uncategorized Audacity audio GarageBand narration WavePadThe 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.

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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. Audacity is great for cleaning up audio for a podcast or music.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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).   When I create video demos with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio, I tend to record my voice at the same time that I'm recording the screen.

12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

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. 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.

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Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Particularly, the voice over narration is a critical part of the instruction. For this reason, when budget and time allow, your best choice is to opt for having your audio professionally recorded by a voice actor. The professional voice actor, either male or female, has trained their voice to provide the right kind of sound. They know how to use their voice for emphasis and to command attention. Choose the Voice Wisely. Audacity.

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

360 Training

While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). I need to record simple voice-only audio. Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course.

4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

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. . Audacity is free, open-source software for recording and editing audio. In fact, here are 4 Audacity tutorials I’ve pulled together to get you up and running AND show you how to edit your audio for higher-quality results. Recording Audio with Audacity. Using Audacity’s Equalization Effect.

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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

If you think music will distract from your message then you may choose not to include it at all and focus on your voice. If it is too loud the track will distract from your voice and your message will be lost in the mix. 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. Music Tip: Want your voice to cut through your music even easier?

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Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Voice Overs. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Make sure you are in a well insulted room when recording your voice overs and let your team know that you are in “production” so to avoid any interruptions. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. When it comes to maximizing retention in the workplace, your overall efforts will yield its own measure in results.

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Record your voice over. With your script in hand, it’s time to record your voice over. TechSmith Camtasia comes with a built-in, easy-to-use voice recording feature and can be an excellent option. Already have a voice over recorded?

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Voice Overs. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Make sure you are in a well insulted room when recording your voice overs and let your team know that you are in “production” so to avoid any interruptions. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. When it comes to maximizing retention in the workplace, your overall efforts will yield its own measure in results.

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 the newest versions of PowerPoint, you can easily create animated presentations with graphics and voice, as well as creating simple PowerPoint presentations.

Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

TechSmith Camtasia

And, Ian has a great voice for narration! 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.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Voice Overs and Screen Captures. There are a myriad of ways to put together a great training video, but I wanted to take you through how we do this at Mindflash to give you some insight on how to get great sounding audio for your voice overs and compelling screen captures and video. The AKG 820 is the microphone used in most Mindflash voice overs. The sound you record your voice over in will also affect the recording’s overall quality.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

A voice-over drives the story and explains to viewers what they’re seeing. For this step, you first need to choose who will be the ‘voice’ of your company. The truth is almost any voice can work. Once you have voice talent chosen, use a recording studio or very quiet space, a high-quality microphone and recording software to record the script. If you prefer a free alternative, Audacity is another great choice and easily enough gets the job done.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

When a student enrolls in your course, they’re dedicating the next few hours to listening to your voice. Nasality can’t be easily fixed, but feedback, background noise, and fuzziness when recording your voice can be reduced with decent microphones. 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.

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. The higher this goes the more your actual audio (such as voices) will be affected. .

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

You can record any part of the screen’s activities,plus use a mic for voice-overs (narration). Audacity – I use this all the time. The best sound editor and yes, you can record your voice or input into the solution.You can use it to do V/O’s tutorials, use it with e-learning courses – audio editing and recording. Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Voice Overs and Screen Captures. There are a myriad of ways to put together a great training video, but I wanted to take you through how we do this at Mindflash to give you some insight on how to get great sounding audio for your voice overs and compelling screen captures and video. The AKG 820 is the microphone used in most Mindflash voice overs. The sound you record your voice over in will also affect the recording’s overall quality.

How to Start Making Videos: An Interview with Roberto Blake

TechSmith Camtasia

They have the audacity to expect an audience for your dress rehearsal. Then you have to identify the person in the organization has the best talent and is best suited to be the face of the brand, or the voice of the brand or you know, the ambassador of the brand if you will because that actually matters. If you’re one of the thousands of people every day looking to start making videos, you’re in luck.

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

LifterLMS

When you say sound … Like, what do you do to make a nice voice over? Audacity. Chris Badgett: Audacity. Kim Merritt: Audacity, pull it out of Audacity as an MP3, and then, use it from there. Learn how to animate your lesson videos with eLearning video Creator Kim Merritt of the TheUrlDr.com. Kim is an expert in online marketing who works in the eLearning development space.

Tools and Tips for Transcribing Videos Faster and Easier

TechSmith Camtasia

Voice recognition software. If you know what you’re doing, you can fine-tune audio quality using an audio editing program like Audacity or WavePad before importing it into your transcription software. Audio transcription – the process of converting recorded speech into text – isn’t the most glamorous topic. But there are many good reasons for transcribing videos.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Audacity. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option. Users can record and edit audio with Audacity and it runs on most operating systems, including Mac OS X and Windows. Users can share voice and video, display online PowerPoint presentations, documents, share their screen and show web pages, making annotations along the way.

What to do during the holidays to understand the New Knowledge Order

The Learning Circuits

Finally, if you are crazily motivated, download the free, open-source Audacity software and try recording your own voice. Between Web 2.0 including Blogs), Computer Games and Simulations, Digital Cameras, Podcasts, Widgets and other Ubiquitous/Ambient Information, and Cell Phones (just to name a few), it is hard to argue that we are all not in the midst of a New Knowledge Order.

How To Create An Effective Online Course In 2020- Detailed Guide

Pinlearn

You can film your own videos and add your own voice to your visual element. Use professional video recording and presentation software like Screencast-O-Matic, Fillmora, Adobe premiere, and Audacity. .