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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. They do a great job of picking up only the audio that is close by. Selecting an Audio Recorder. So you’ve picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio. Most audio recorders use XLR or ?”

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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative. Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I’ll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Choose Background Music That Complements Your Content. I imagine their age, lifestyle and musical taste.

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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. Make a cup of your favorite hot beverage Open the audio package in your software media player. Start thinking about a topic for your next podcast, which will be even better than this one! Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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Audio for Podcasting: Hard Disk Recording

The E-Learning Curve

When digital audio first appeared, tape-based digital recorders using Digital Audio Tape (DAT) were the only viable system for recording the relatively large amount of data required by a digital audio recording system. However, storage limitations and exorbitant costs meant that a 10MB drive could cost over $2000, and could hold only about a minute of audio. Start of an audio revolution: Cubase 1.0 Processing the 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. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio ?. How to Reduce Audio Noise in Audacity. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool.

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. Look at the recent incredible growth of podcasting. Without the audio narrative of great storytellers, much of what we know would likely have never been learned. Benefits of eLearning 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. Particularly, the voice over narration is a critical part of the instruction. Good audio can create a great course. Bad audio can distract and disengage. Go Professional Audio for eLearning When You Can.

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The Power Of Online Training Podcasts: 9 Ways Online Training Podcasts Can Engage Remote Employees

TalentLMS

Are you ready to launch your own online training podcast series? In this article, I’ll explore 9 ways to use these powerful audio tools to engage remote employees. Online training podcasts give your organization the ability to impart online training tidbits and helpful tips. However, producing award-winning online training podcasts takes careful planning, organization, and most importantly employee involvement. Online training podcasts are interactive.

Podcasts in eLearning

TalentLMS

Have you ever used radio programs or audio CDs for learning? There is truly something mesmerizing about hearing a human voice, miles away, yet so clearly through the speakers or headphones. Audio podcasts are like radio programs, and can be used for learning. In this article, we will discover the best scenarios that call for podcasts and best practices for producing them. The TEDx podcasts have a million-count audience.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

Checking the Audacity preferences is very important step and should be done before you begin editing any audio. Set Audio Input & Outputs. Select the Audio I/O tab from the choices across the top of the Preferences Dialog box. If you’re recording music, select the Record in Stereo check box. If you’re just recording voice-over narration, leave it unchecked. The Quality tab is where you’ll set the quality of your audio.

Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

There are also a range of audio-specific functions including the facility to analyze the audio signal, generate white noise, a pure note tone, or a click track, as well as a range of audio effects including: Noise reduction (NR) to remove background noise Normalization (increasing or decreasing the amplitude of an entire audio signal so that the peak amplitude matches a desired target. Most important is the audio waveform itself.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. In the UK, Mark tells me that audio is used sparingly. In the US, Mark sees (or rather, hears) a heavy use of audio. Whats up with audio up there?

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Do you know how to get the most out of audio on your e-learning courses?

isEazy

But did you know that the combination of visual and audio will engage students and reinforce their learning? Audio, for example, is an excellent resource to complement text and image on the screen. If you combine the information on the screen with audio, you can draw attention to important items and reinforce key concepts on each screen. Tip: Remember that audio shouldn’t be a repetition of the text that appears on the screen. As always, analyze when to include audio.

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Exploring Podcasting for E-Learning (and new podcast episode released)

The E-Learning Curve

I'm exploring the medium of podcasting at the moment. I've previously discussed podcasting in general here , but in my view there can (and should) be more to the medium than the well-trodden 'single voice-over discusses topic' - what I call the 'fireside chat' - podcast format. In this context, a podcast presents a learning stimulus, guides knowledge acquisition or learning through example, and elicits understanding.

Podcasting for E-Learning – Storytelling and Teaching

The E-Learning Curve

Sound – especially the human voice - has been a fundamental part of the transmission of information and knowledge since pre-history. We can say then, that audio has be a core component of teaching for at least 3000 years. These devices enabled the mechanical recording and reproduction of audio, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects for the first time in history. Click here to view the transcript of this podcast (PDF, 24K).

mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

mLearning Trends

Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. Level 3 extends the mobile learning experience by providing users with anytime/anywhere access to audio-based content without needing a smartphone device or standard MP3/iPod-style media player. To help measure understanding and knowledge retention, voice-based CellCasts Sessions can include spoken word assessments (e.g.,

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Why is podcasting so successful if 93 percent of communication is nonverbal?

The E-Learning Curve

This post on podcasting for e-learning professionals will consider some aspects of narrative, and debunk an urban myth. The term pace has already entered this series of E-Learning Curve Blog articles about creating podcasts. Famously, there are three major elements in human face-to-face communication: body language, voice tonality, and words. In the design of almost any good podcast, there should be a series of basic units of information, each occupying a few minutes.

eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications. Without an amplifier, dynamic microphones produce recordings with low audio levels.      The PR-40 is well suited to recording voice-over because it has a full, warm sound that enhances the speaker's delivery. For example, you can press a button to change from voice-over to music mode.   Do you want to learn more about eLearning audio?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Voice Coming to Second Life

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) | Main | Google and MSFT to Clash Over Copyrights » March 08, 2007 Voice Coming to Second Life Geez.finally right? According to this press release , Voice will be coming to Second Life in Q2 of 2007. Up to 100 userscan be present in the same audio channel at once Scenario 2 - Group conference calls for two or more Residents.

Online Course Marketing That Works with Tom Libelt from the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast

LifterLMS

We discuss online course marketing that works with Tom Libelt from the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Tom is a serial entrepreneur who has a background in the music industry as a Polish rap star and a documentary filmmaker. He is the founder of the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast where he and his guests share their knowledge and expertise on how you can grow your business online. So you know audio really well.

Reflective Practitioner – A Learning Curve – Experiment #7

Adobe Captivate

Initially she wished to splice the audio file into several podcasts but was grappling with the idea of making her learners do more than just listen. Once completed, they would then move on to listening to the podcast. I was later able to tweak the appropriate messaging for the potential learning object, and asked another team member to provide us with a voice narration. I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate. Disable Podcast_Launch_Button.

Reflective Practitioner – A Learning Curve – Experiment #7

Adobe Captivate

Initially she wished to splice the audio file into several podcasts but was grappling with the idea of making her learners do more than just listen. Once completed, they would then move on to listening to the podcast. I was later able to tweak the appropriate messaging for the potential learning object, and asked another team member to provide us with a voice narration. I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate. Background.

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. 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. Cleaning Up Audio in Video Editing….

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over. Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Text to Voice, 20+ Languages, 100+ Voices. Audioteaser is the fastest way to make audio creatives.

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How to write an award-winning submission

Good To Great

Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← Lessons from Jamie’s Dream School A panel podcast on compliance training → How to write an award-winning submission Posted on March 8, 2011 by Stephanie Dedhar | Leave a comment Last week’s Oscars may have marked the end of the film and music awards season, but in the world of e-learning there’s a definite buzz in the air.

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? While we couldn’t test every microphone, we brought together 18 different microphones from brands like Blue , Rode , Shure , Sennheiser , and Audio Technica to see what microphone is best for recording video. For our tests, we wanted to capture the difference between male and female voices. Audio-Technica AT875R.

Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

TechSmith Camtasia

The audio quality is great on this screencast which is important as viewers are generally intolerant of poor audio. The background audio music was a great touch and added polish to the screencast. 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. And, this series formed the basis of a 40 minute podcast interview in Joel Spolsky's Business of Software forums.

5 Must-Have Gifts for Trainers

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

You’re bound to get professional audio quality with this mic! It’s one of the highest-rated USB microphones on Amazon for both beginners and professional voice over stars. As you know, having the right audio can make or break a training video or podcast, so starting off on the right foot is essential. So, What’s on Your List? Still shopping for that last minute Christmas or birthday gift for an office pal? Not sure where to start?

Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

This will will start off with a guest post form Jenni Birch who writes about apps, computer art, music and the latest developments in technology. Audio Recording. If the professor permits the use of a mobile device (and if the campus itself is implementing the BYOD policy), the procrastinating student can record the lectures instead and listen to it afterwards, like a podcast.

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How to Create and Deliver Cost Effective Remote Training

Kitaboo

You must at some point have sat through a conference or a video call where you struggled with getting the screen connected, or the audio wasn’t clear, with frequent interruptions from your or the other end like “your voice is breaking off”, or “the screen went black, we can’t see you”. These audio/video and connectivity issues are a part of online conferencing. This could be achieved through a video conference, webinar, live chat, podcast, eLearning courses etc.

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Beyond iPoding

Kapp Notes

Click on the link if you'd rather listen to the podcast of this post, Beyond iPoding , you can find it here. Moving Beyond Music or Voice As with any new technology, at first there is unbridled enthusiasm or irrational exuberance quickly followed by fear and loathing and then the technology settles down into an every day tool. One example is podcasting for learning. The answer is that podcasting needs to be thought of differently than just recorded training.

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4 Must Have Features of Best Corporate Training Videos and 5 Examples

CommLab India

Visuals and audio prove to be more powerful. Audio, Visual, and Animation Elements. Movement of visuals with fine background music or clear audio narration gets the attention of learners. Developing short explainer videos and podcasts. Clear audio narration, relevant animations, and background office visuals made the video more appealing. They are presented with appropriate visual animations and audio narration.

DevLearn ‘09 Friday Keynote: Leo Laporte #dl09

Learning Visions

RCA made music boxes for the living room. We can now turn analog content (audio, video) into bits. Anyone can now create a podcast. April 2005 starting doing weekly podcast “This week in Tech”. Got to the point he was doing 12 podcasts. But it was still limited…not a mass media tool (too many steps to get to your podcasts). The more voices we hear – for good or for bad – the more likely that we’ll do the right thing.

How To Make Modern Video Courses Online with WordPress

LifterLMS

LMScast is the number one podcast for course creators just like you. Those programs can also capture your face and your voice at the same time, too. The easy way to do it is just do your thing and then come back later and add the audio track. The first thing is it lays out a video track and an audio track, and then all you need to do to begin is start cutting things out. Chris Badgett: This is music that just kind of loops, like elevator music, but make it cool.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

More specifically, it allows you to share photos and videos that are accompanied with cool special movement effects and music accompaniment. Animoto’s photo presentation tool is synced with the rhythm of the music you have chosen while at the same time it informs you about the steps of the video editing process all the way to its completion. The only thing you have to do is to choose the best part of your video and your most beautiful images and add your favorite music.

What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

Adobe Captivate

You can club it with background music or a voice over and the impact will be there for you to see. Webcast/Podcasts. These are short episodes of audio or video that learners can download on their device and watch/listen to when traveling, waiting for an appointment, or any other occasion to kill time. The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development clearly establishes the need for L&D teams to focus on informal learning.

Best of the Guild's Learning Solutions

Clive on Learning

Marc's take is that web conferencing right now is primarily an audio-led medium - sure you can add slides and interactions, but the dominant channel is auditory. I like them at conferences, I like them in podcasts and now I'm going to try them in webinars. I've been browsing the recent publication from the eLearning Guild - a compilation of the best articles from the Learning Solutions e-magazine from the past five years (Pfeiffer, 2008).