My Favorite Microphones for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

While I’ve covered audio recording tips and tricks in the past, one of the most frequent questions I’m still asked is about microphones. My main goal is to get decent sounding audio without a lot of post-production. Simple Audio Recording Tips.

Choose the Best Microphone

ATD Learning Technologies

Recording audio doesn’t have to cost much. You just need a microphone, something to record on, something to listen back to it with, and a space to do the recording. Microphones. Choosing a microphone can be quite daunting when you see all the options.

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What is the Best Microphone?

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Poor audio = people think poor presentation. Kathy Sierra has a great blog post on the effect of sound on users that you can read here.

Choose the Best Microphone

ATD Learning Technologies

Recording audio doesn’t have to cost much. You just need a microphone, something to record on, something to listen back to it with, and a space to do the recording. Microphones. Choosing a microphone can be quite daunting when you see all the options. But the microphone is the heart of audio recording, so you need to make a good decision. Not all microphones are alike. USB Microphones. In fact, you can be up and running for under $100.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. a microphone, which is built into most. provide processing on video and audio content. When they’re set up within an effective authoring tool, you don’t need to attend to every. and is displayed in the most effective way possible.

Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The first rule of an effective voiceover is "sell it." " The audio is one of the most important pieces of your eLearning content and it needs to be presented in a dynamic and convincing way. It's a long way from your microphone to the end user's ears and eyes. The technology, including the processing of audio and video for streaming, will suck the energy out of your presentation. e-learning eLearning voiceover audioby Jeff Hanley.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to effective eLearning, should there be more text on the screen? Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? In fact, the study says that most people learn best with a combination of audio and visual. Why Developers Don’t Record Their Own Audio.

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How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Poor audio quality is one of the most frustrating things you can subject your learners to. Not everyone has access to studio quality equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have great audio in your training courses. Here are some tips that will help: Use a good quality microphone.

Creating The Desired Impact From Audio-Conferencing: Some Tips To Increase Effectiveness

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But it seldom attains an effective impact of not supplemented by visual or vocal re-enforcement. It pays to be prepared as a Presenter: Conference calls will be more effective if you take extra effort in planning and preparing for your conference call.

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How to Record Great Audio In Any Environment

TechSmith Camtasia

An important part of creating good video is good audio. Not everyone will be fortunate enough to have a sound booth or an environment that is ideal for recording audio in, but you don’t have to let it ruin your videos. Choose the right microphone.

The Top 9 Screen Recording Tips That Will Make You a Better Creator (With Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

Length can impact effectiveness. Audio quality matters. Let’s face it folks – one thing that turns off viewers faster than almost anything else is bad audio. The best way to record good audio is to plan for it before you even start recording.

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

Audio Best Practices. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. Selecting an Audio Recorder. Recording Audio.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Having to reduce audio noise can be a real pain. And recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Clean Audio ?.

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eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.   But when should you record your audio?

What You Need to Know About eLearning Audio

JCA Solutions

Using eLearning Audio Can Make or Break the Success of Your Learning. People who don’t value audio haven’t been paying attention. Not just in terms of eLearning audio, but even in general. Audio Driven Lives. Our lives are based on audio.

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Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Audio for eLearning is Only As Good As the Tools You Use. We have to have not just pictures and words, but captivating audio and video as well. Without audio for eLearning courses, today’s courseware will not be very engaging or effective. Audio Technica AT-2020USB.

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Two Ways to Edit Your Background Audio that You Didn’t Know About

eLearning Brothers

But when you listen to someone talk into a microphone for a long period of time, especially one that is being limited digitally, the frequencies of their voice can begin to cause ear fatigue. The answer is in having a secondary audio track with either sound effects, or music.

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Manual audio calibration in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Prior to Adobe Captivate 5, content developers or authors had very little control over the volume of audio while recording narration in a project. Manual calibration in Adobe Captivate 5 lets you decide the audio input levels before recording. To manually calibrate your audio input : 1.

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9 Tips To Choose The Best Audio Recording Software For eLearning

eFront

Do you need to polish your audio narrations? Want to add a creative flair with sound effects? In this article, we’ll share 9 tips to choose the best audio recording software for your eLearning course. How To Choose The Best Audio Recording Software For eLearning.

How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

TechSmith Camtasia

Mixing” as it’s referred to in video production, is the art of blending your audio tracks to deliver a seamless audio experience, which can be achieved when you edit video. Before starting your mix, you need to start by recording good audio! Normalizing Audio Is Important .

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4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

Audio in online training is usually served up in one of two forms: (1) poor-quality, amateurish, or (2) high-quality and professional. But leaving audio out of the training mix isn’t a great option, either. When to Use Audio. How to Work with Audio.

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4 Ways to Make Your Audio In Your Courses Better

eFront

When it comes to creating audio for eLearning, there are a lot of factors to consider. There is the software to record your audio, the microphone and other hardware to capture your voice. And of course, your audio editing skills.

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4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio

Rapid eLearning

Good audio is critical to your elearning success. But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not very good. Today we’ll look at the microphone and recording environment. Invest in a good quality microphone. It’s a subtle, yet effective approach.

How to turn heads: The essential need for positional audio in immersive learning

Sponge UK

3D positional audio greatly improves the delivery of a truly immersive experience. Our human ears pick-up audio in three dimensions and our brains process multiple cues to identify where a sound is and what it might mean.

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Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" Get intimate with your microphone. Getting closer will engage what's called the "proximity effect," lower the sound of your voice, and make it sound fuller. Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class. Tags: Audio eLearning

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m no audio engineer. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing. If you want more details, one of the community MVPs shared some tips on how to improve your audio quality. So you need to do the best you can to record good quality audio from the start.

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How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

You were able to easily measure your content’s effectiveness and student performance. By humanizing your content and leveraging the benefits of asynchronous communication and learning, you can create courses that are as effective — or even more effective — as face-to-face learning.

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Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Automatic chroma key effects

Adobe Captivate

Steps: Adobe Captivate 2019 now supports webcam capture and automatic chroma key effects to clip your background out entirely, or to replace the background with any image that you desire. The post Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Automatic chroma key effects appeared first on eLearning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. So heres to more guerilla audio recording! Go out and get your SME to say it like it is into a microphone and share their expertise.

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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 paste white noise over existing audio. How to repeat an effect.

How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

TechSmith Camtasia

Nothing kills a video like poor audio quality. No amount of set design, camera effects, or lighting tricks will help your finished video if your audio sounds like an old cassette tape. Of course, some types of videos are less driven by audio than others.

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The 5 Essential Tools to Record your Learning Assets

Superb Learning

Microphone Another element you’ll need when recording video is a microphone. The audio is a critical competent of your video. Video is becoming a more popular and beneficial way to communicate information and learn.

Resources to Effectively Transition to Remote Work and Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

Use this list of resources as a guide to help you transition to effective remote work and learning environments. The post Resources to Effectively Transition to Remote Work and Learning appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

Lights, Camera, Action.Learn

Integrated Learnings

You'll want to set up the cameras and microphones and place them in the positions they'll be used during the filming. At times you'll want to take video from another shot and mix it in with another audio track. If you can barely hear the narrator, you can use audio editing software like Adobe Audition or Soundbooth to fix it. You can find effects that will remove background noise, balance out the volume and much more. Audio Video Captivate Adobe

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Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes

eLearning Cyclops

The question addresses numerous topics regarding the use of audio. Some courses just don't need audio to be effective and it is better to spend the time (often limited time) and effort on improving the course design than adding audio. Audio ISD e-Learning

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio. Even if you can’t hear anything, a sensitive microphone will pick up ventilation noise, computer fans, and more. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool.

The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective

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A digital story is a short (typically 3-5 minutes long) audio-visual presentation, created with images (real or computer-generated), photographs, background music, some text and a distinctive narrative. Transition effects can be utilized to increase the visual impact.