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.   Do you want to learn more about eLearning audio?

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand. 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.

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Best Microphones for Recording Video

Visual Lounge

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. We wanted to test our microphones is a fair and consistent way.

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.

6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. Using your voice properly is a skill in itself. Before you grab a microphone, it’s important to know the proper techniques to use, and the rookie mistakes to avoid. #1.

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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.

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

Visual Lounge

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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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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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.

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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. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. Basically, it makes audio sound bad.

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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. These days, all the eLearning tools allow you to record and edit your own audio.

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How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs

eLearning Brothers

When recording voice overs in a non-professional studio, you’re bound to run into unwanted background noises, and other pesky sounds that your microphone picks up. If you want to clean up your audio and make better voice overs for your eLearning projects than keep reading.

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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. This is probably the most important aspect to having a professional sounding voice over. Choosing a Microphone.

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Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes

eLearning Cyclops

September's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. The question addresses numerous topics regarding the use of audio. I have found these lend themselves well to voice overs. Here are my tips if you are using voice-over.

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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?

Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

For voice over tips there are several things you can do before , during, and after recording to make your voice overs sound more professional in your courses. Here are some simple voice over tips to think about as you begin and while you are recording your next project. .

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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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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 (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. You could do it yourself or you could hire a voice over professional.

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How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

Visual Lounge

Have you ever watched a video where the music was so loud you couldn’t hear the voice over? 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.

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

G-Cube

Voice creates a huge impact. So in a conference call, your voice has to do all the work. Speakers should take care not to be too far away from the microphone when speaking.

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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.

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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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How To Record Audio Like The Pros

DigitalChalk eLearning

Do you want to record audio like the pros for your online class? Microphone positioning is key for the quality of your audio. Positioning the microphone too close to the speaker, or too far away, creates unwanted noise. Tips and Tricks Build Your Course Recording Audio

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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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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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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.

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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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).

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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?" Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. The faster you talk the higher your voice gets. 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. Tags: Audio eLearning

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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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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. The voice was credible.

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Audio quality does matter

Clive on Learning

Among these are the following: Audio fidelity will attract attention to media. Audio fidelity will affect people's memory for audio information. People will evaluate better audio fidelity differently than poorer audio fidelity. So, audio fidelity does matter.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

Today, I'm going to talk about digital audio, and the basic hardware and software you'll need to begin creating your own podcasts. In the last five years however, the price of recording audio has gone down, while the quality of consumer recording devices has increased exponentially.

eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

Poor Audio. Examples : Audio levels are too high or too low, the sound quality is bad, the narrator is monotoned, or the narration itself is dull or unnatural sounding. Why I Can’t Stand It : Poor audio can lead to lots of problems depending on the type of issue.

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. And who says the video has to match the voice? 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. Ideally you will want to do a better job recording and use a better microphone.

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Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better

eLearning Brothers

Quality audio is more important than you realize. There are several things you can do on your own to secure better quality audio without having to spend loads of money. Just because you can record audio with a device doesn’t mean that audio is sufficient.

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