eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? I would prefer the versatility of a standalone microphone on a stand that could sit on my desk rather than a microphone built into a headset. I've had wonderful luck using the microphone built into my MacBook Pro.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

Visual Lounge

And the other 50% is the audio. Audio is critical to making a good video. But how do you get audio that is going to work for your video production? A good place to start is choosing the right microphone for video. We tested all of our microphones in our sound studio.

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TechSmith Tips – Microphones, Recording Audio & How to Sync Audio with Video

Visual Lounge

I am Mike, a video producer for TechSmith and in this episode I am going to give some advice on types of microphones, audio recorders and methods to easily sync your audio with video. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. Recording Audio.

What is the Best Microphone?

Visual Lounge

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. I struggle with audio especially when I’m out of a controlled environment.

Accessories for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we explored some inexpensive microphones for recording audio narration. However, sometimes having a microphone is not enough. In this post we’ll look at a few accessories to help get better audio quality when recording narration.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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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?

Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training

Rapid eLearning

Audio narration is part of multimedia and adds a lot of value to your elearning courses. However, there are times when it makes sense to NOT use audio. Do Not Use Audio Narration When They Can’t Hear It. support audio and if they need headsets.

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eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications.   Do you want to learn more about eLearning audio?

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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How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. Whether it’s unwanted static, an echo, or ambient room noise, bad audio can distract your learners from the content in your e-learning course and prevent them from clearly receiving your message.

How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

Visual Lounge

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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Microphone Questions Answered Here

The eLearning Coach

Thinking of doing some in-house or on-site audio recording? Post from: The eLearning Coach Microphone Questions Answered Here. Tags: AUDIO audio for elearning audio recordings microphones mics Then take some lessons from this pro.

7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. Audacity is probably the most popular of the free audio editors.

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Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

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by Jennie Ruby  Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate. After selecting the slide to record the narration to, choose  Audio > Record to > Slide.

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

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Speakers should take care not to be too far away from the microphone when speaking.

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Recording Audio with Adobe Presenter

Integrated Learnings

Using audio narration in eLearning courses has been debated from both sides – some people feel that it is an enhancement that assists the learner in completing the course, while others argue that it can be distracting. Why use Adobe Presenter for Audio Narration? By Dean Hawkinson.

How to (and Why) Produce High Quality Audio for E-Learning

Mindflash

Let’s get one thing out of the way right from the start and answer the question, “Should you use audio narration in your e-learning courses?” There are two ways to go when recording audio narration. Look for the microphone icon at the bottom of each tab.

12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video. Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload, and share your voice or audio files easily. The post 12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools appeared first on.

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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Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

I start by going to eLearning Learning and then I search for something like audio which gets me quickly to a page that's a bunch of great posts and other items all about Audio in eLearning. I just saw a couple of comments on my post Recommended End of Year eLearning Tools Spending?

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.

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand. Oftentimes, the subject matter experts record audio themselves. ” Two hundred words typically equals 1 minute of produced audio, so if you are trying to keep the multimedia clip short, you may need to trim the script.

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Affordable Audio Equipment For A High Quality Recording

DigitalChalk eLearning

Want to record quality audio without breaking the bank? Don’t worry – there are affordable microphones out there that can give you a high quality recording that won’t leave a massive dent in your wallet. Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone (Cardiod) - Amazon , $69.99.

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.

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

E-learning Uncovered

The 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. 1 clean audio script (See below).

Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

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" 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. Voiceover audio that has a monotone delivery is not going to keep your audience engaged through all those distractions.

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

Visual Lounge

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.

How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

Visual Lounge

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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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.

Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial

Visual Lounge

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.

4 Priorities For Your Voice Over Recording

eLearning Brothers

When making a clean and crisp eLearning video, you have several choices for audio styles and recording setups. For our live-action video, we have two types of visual situations with audio that runs throughout. We had to make a choice about how we were going to record that audio.

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How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

Background noise and humming can cause voice overs to sound like they were recorded with a laptop microphone or worse. The highest quality microphone still won’t sound good if you’ve got a ton of background noise. Choosing a Microphone.

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Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you've recorded your own audio for an eLearning project, I'm betting you're guilty of creating your own plosives at least a few times. The air causes the microphone to create the "popping" sound, which can be distracting to learners. Fortunately, preventing plosives is fairly easy and can be accomplished in one of two ways: You can learn good microphone and breathing techniques. (I'll Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class.