eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Let's start with the  Heil PR-40 , a dynamic microphone (meaning that it doesn't need power from a battery, USB connection, or mixer (sometimes referred to as "phantom" power).   Do you want to learn more about eLearning audio?

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

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Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.   In the Slide Audio dialog box, click the blue text link for your microphone.      In the  Audio Input Devices  drop-down menu, select the microphone you want to use.

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. I’ll have to admit, I’m no audio pro and I’m also a bit less dogmatic about audio quality than some elearning developers. My main goal is to get decent sounding audio without a lot of post-production. Simple Audio Recording Tips. You want to record the best audio quality you can initially.

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. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

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. 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. The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the right microphone.

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. The keywords on the left are highly related to audio as well, so I'll drill down to pages on Audio Voiceover or Audio Microphone. On the Audio Microphone page I scroll down to the Best of Posts and see a bunch of great posts: Microphone Round-up!

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

Best Microphones for Recording Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Choosing the best microphone for recording video is crucial. If the audio in your video is poor quality, viewers will drop off. Having the right microphone for recording video is good place to start. But how do you know which microphone is going to serve your needs best with so many options to choose from? With this in mind, we wanted to know how different microphones stack up against each other. We wanted to test our microphones is a fair and consistent way.

Here’s a Simple Fix When the Microphone Audio is Too Low

Rapid eLearning

If you find that you’re microphone audio levels are too low, here are some tips that may help. With that comes the quest to find decent quality audio. On it I have a Blue Yeti microphone. I also like that the microphone has its own gain controls which resolves the issue I have below. However, the audio is a bit thin and sounds like I’m Lionel Richie on a phone, checking to see who’s home. Where’s the Microphone Boost?

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

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. How do you know which microphone is going to serve your needs best? There are hundreds of different microphones to choose from and multiple microphone types. We tested all of our microphones in our sound studio.

How to Record Your Own Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

In e-learning software like Storyline 360 and Rise 360 you can record (or import) audio narration into your courses. Since many e-learning developers tend to produce all media that belongs in the course, recording audio narration usually is one of those responsibilities.

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Neumann BCM 705 microphone for your e-learning

Adobe Captivate

Check out the Neumann BCM 705 Dynamic Microphone for your E-Learning Projects. The post Neumann BCM 705 microphone for your e-learning appeared first on eLearning. Audio Media Videos add_audio Adobe Audition audio Audio Recording media quality work Recording Process videosHi guys. Very easy to work with, especially with Adobe Captivate and Adobe Audition. It is every penny worth it.

Audio Best Practices

TechSmith Camtasia

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. The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the right microphone. They do a great job of picking up only the audio that is close by. Selecting an Audio Recorder. So you picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio.

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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.

Audio Production Mastery Tips from a Grammy Winner | Justin Proctor

TechSmith Camtasia

What does it take to record great audio? Justin David Proctor, audio recording master and two-time Grammy Award winner, joined this episode of The Visual Lounge to share his expertise in creating great audio. Why audio recording is easier than ever.

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Microphone Round-up!

TechSmith Camtasia

Ever heard the saying, 'Audio is King'? One of the most difficult parts of a screencast 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. We used Audacity to record the audio at 44,100Hz.

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.

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. There are other accessories that help put the microphone in the correct position and offer other assistance for recording the best quality audio. In this post we’ll look at a few accessories to help get better audio quality when recording narration. Use a Microphone Stand when Recording Audio Narration.

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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. Before looking at how to use Adobe Presenter for audio, let’s focus on a few ways that using audio can enhance the learning: It is great for those auditory learners in your audience that prefer narration to other styles of learning. By Dean Hawkinson.

Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

" 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.

Guide to Selecting the Best Voice Over Microphone

iSpring Solutions

Recording a voiceover is a field of knowledge that includes many disciplines from learning how to speak into a microphone to selecting the right software for recording your audio narrations by reading a script. In this article, you will learn how to select the right microphone that will help you record great audio narrations. Shared.

How to Screen Record on Your Mac (With Audio)

TechSmith Camtasia

You can’t record video and audio at the same time. How to record your screen on Mac with audio. Step 2: Choose audio to record. With Snagit, you can easily record your Mac screen with audio included. To record your voice, select the Record Microphone option.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. If you agree that combining voiceover audio, text, and images leads to the most effective eLearning, why is it that people don’t include voiceover audio? These days, all the eLearning tools allow you to record and edit your own audio. by Kelly Barett, COTP.

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Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Don’t use the microphone built into your computer.

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. The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the right microphone. They do a great job of picking up only the audio that is close by. Selecting an Audio Recorder. Most audio recorders use XLR or ?” Recording Audio.

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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. Let’s take a look at what you can do to make sure you can record good audio for your videos. . See, rooms are dynamic and some parts of your room might be better for recording audio than others. Choose the right microphone.

How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

TechSmith Camtasia

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. This means that you’ll need to learn how to sync audio files and video clips in your video editing process. Free Video Course: Learn everything you need to know with our free TechSmith Academy course, Basics: Syncing Audio and Video. Choose the right microphone.

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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?

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.

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How to Get the Perfect Audio Recording for Captioning

3Play Media

With the following tips, you’ll be able to choose the perfect microphone, create the perfect recording space, and capture the perfect audio. Let’s start with the microphone. Depending on what you are recording, you may require a different type of microphone for different situations. For example, if you are recording a podcast, webinar, or lecture, you’ll want a high-quality microphone that is either a headset microphone or a mounted directional microphone.

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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. In this post, we’ll show you how you can use a free audio program to create high-quality audio for your eLearning courses. Here are some tips that will help: Use a good quality microphone. In LearnUpon, we use blue yeti microphones.

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. Without the audio narrative of great storytellers, much of what we know would likely have never been learned. Therefore, audio is an essential part of our eLearning content. Make it the audio.

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How to Easily Get Perfect Audio for Your Videos | Jake Pechtel

TechSmith Camtasia

Research shows that bad audio is the single most important factor in people stopping watching videos. Simply put, bad audio means no viewers. So how can you improve the quality of your audio recording to get perfect audio for your videos? Some audio is just plain bad.

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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. Environment – Choose the best possible environment for recording the audio and be sure to do a sample test ahead of time.

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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. Good audio can create a great course. Bad audio can distract and disengage. Go Professional Audio for eLearning When You Can. There is recording equipment and a computer for processing the audio.

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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. Finding the right audio equipment that gives the best quality recording can seem a daunting task (especially when you are trying to save a few dollars), but we are here to help! Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone (Cardiod) - Amazon , $69.99.

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Improved Learner Experience with the New Audio Player [New Feature]

learnWorlds

Some prefer visual material, others written and others prefer audio or a combination of those. Today, we are so excited to announce our new and revamped Audio Player , that will take your audio upload and management to the next level! We have done a complete make-over in the way an audio learning activity is presented. The new audio player comes with enhanced capabilities and modern design. Soundwave View of the Audio Player. Embedding an Audio File.

How to Screen Record on Windows 10 (With Audio)

TechSmith Camtasia

Step 2: Choose audio to record. With your region selected, it’s time to choose your audio record settings. To record your voice, select the Record Microphone option. This is essentially the control center for your screen and audio recordings. Step 3: Record your audio.