Music Licensing

TechSmith Camtasia

While licensing helps protect people’s property (such as music), it can also be a nuisance to try and navigate. Most music is protected under a license of some sort, especially the good stuff, which makes it difficult to find cheap, quality music that you can use in your videos. Music is an integral part to screencasting, so it’s necessary to identify and understand the different music licensing options that can be used. Camtasia Music Library.

Royalty Free Music for eLearning


Recently a fellow member of the Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' Group (14K+ of members) asked " If anyone know of where to find royalty free background music for training? " As you can understand this question was the inspiration for the following list that contains Royalty Free Music websites for eLearning. Royalty Free Music Library is proud to offer one of the largest offerings of online broadcast-quality royalty free music anywhere on the web.

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How to Add Music to a Video

TechSmith Camtasia

A truly engaging video often includes music, as well. But where do you find music? When you find it, how do you add music to a video? Read more to learn how to add music to a video. There’s a difference between adding music and adding the right music. Before you choose your music, think about what type of video you’re creating. The right music enhances the experience for your viewers, while the wrong music can send the wrong message entirely.

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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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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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Turning tracks on and off makes asset comparisons easy!

TechSmith Camtasia

Believe it or not, the ability to turn tracks on and off — a feature of Camtasia for Mac 2.5 — can make the decision process easier and more efficient, at least when it comes to video editing. Let’s take background music , for example. Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that I actually have to get the audio clip on my timeline and play it back with the video for context before I can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.

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Camtasia Studio 8: New Audio Tutorials

TechSmith Camtasia

Having good, quality audio is one of the keys to a successful Camtasia project. In fact, audio quality can directly affect how viewers respond to your video. Poor audio recordings — like those with a lot of white noise, or varying volume levels — can distract viewers and detract from the content. On the other hand, crisp, clear narration, or well-blended music can draw them in and keep their attention.

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Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). I need to record simple voice-only audio.

How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Before starting your mix, you need to start by recording good audio! We’ve put together a top to bottom audio best practices that will help you capture high quality audio before you start to edit.

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Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

One of the important aspects of e-learning development is music. Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. Music is the language of emotions. Most of us love music, as it eases tension and anxiety. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses ? Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.

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


Take care not to disrupt the call with pressing wrong buttons or letting the annoying background music interrupt the call. While it’s easy for conference calls to lose focus and fail to create an impactful learning opportunity, it is also easy to keep them on track for successful results. Presenters or another designated person can interject from time to time and keep matters on track.

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

eLearning Brothers

Tutorial makers have a fear of background music. How many tutorials have you watched online that have had background music playing? Generally, the ones with music are the ones where the instruction is all given in text on screen. It’s because music will compete with the vocal track. The music can be distracting, or overpower the vocal track making your video unwatchable. So we leave the music out.

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Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Do you use music in your courses? I’ve found time and time again that a little bit of well-placed music can add a surprising amount of polish and – more importantly – set the tone of the overall experience. Music can take a shortcut through people’s brains and tap into their emotions in a way that’s uncommon with spoken or written words. The impact came from timing the verbal and visual elements to a music track that perfectly captured the mood I wanted to create.

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ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Background Music & Copyright

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Over the past few months, I've received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia).   First and foremost, it's a simple process to add background music using your tool of choice. For instance, in Captivate, choose Audio > Import to > Background. First, is it a best eLearning practice to include background audio?

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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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. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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Should You Add Background Audio to Your E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about whether or not to add background music to elearning courses. The same is true for background audio. In that sense you need to ask if the audio you are using will add to or detract from the learning objectives. When does Audio Detract from the Learning? Some people like to add background audio to their courses because they know that by itself the course content is somewhat boring. Background audio might impact your working memory.

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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. I dont have the specifics and Ill try to track him down to find out more because the results were fascinating. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. So heres to more guerilla audio recording!

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Learn eLearning Audio Production from an Expert

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Are you an eLearning developer struggling with audio? You're getting stuff done, but you wish your audio was better. Like most things technical, once you know the little tricks and gain a better understanding of the technology it becomes an easy leap from amateur audio to "wow, that's sounds great" audio. I know many of you just farm out the dirty work of audio scripting, producing, recording, publishing. Audio is a big part of developing eLearning.

Soundscapes for elearning

Sponge UK

Voiceovers and audio recordings often make up part of the content, however, it’s equally important to be aware of the whole soundscape that your elearning will exist in and create. Sound is critical in many visual mediums; modern cinema uses sound effects to create a sense of reality and music to illicit an emotional response. However, if learners are wearing headphones you have complete control of their audio experience.

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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. I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate. The interview/audio file was over 16 mins long (9M so i immediately had a red flag raised for the project size. Added to this complication was my grand idea to use guided audio narration instead of text captions in this project. ELSE>Stop Triggered Audio.

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. I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate. The interview/audio file was over 16 mins long (9M so i immediately had a red flag raised for the project size. Added to this complication was my grand idea to use guided audio narration instead of text captions in this project. Background.

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.

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. Luckily there is a free method to make your track easier on the ears. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool. Cleaning Up Audio in Video Editing….

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. Similarly, uncheck the "Play other tracks while recording new one” option (unless you’re Les Paul or Mary Ford ).

Without Les Paul I wouldn’t be an E-Learning Professional

The E-Learning Curve

While most of the tributes to this most rounded of individuals rightly focus on his contribution to music, both through his virtuosity on the guitar and his invention of his eponymous Gibson instrument. Today, this is the most common method of recording popular music, radio documentaries, and podcasts. Today, I use multitracked audio to create podcasts for distribution on the web and via iTunes , demos, simulations, training videos, and a host of other learning applications.

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PowerPoint 2007: Converting Presentations to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you would like to add music or other audio, continue to the next step.   To add music to the movie, select Import audio or music from the Capture Video category.   Navigate to where your audio is saved, select it and click Import.   Drag your imported audio from the Collections area to the Audio/Music portion of the timeline. by AJ George.

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WebTools For Teachers 02/12/2009

Web Tools for Learners

Articles - Capturing audio for video | Audio for video projects. tags : WRI330 , audio_recording , audio. Royalty Free Music & Audio: Search Stock Samples, Loops & Tracks | tags : WRI330 , audio_recording , audio. Via Donna Papacosta on Twitter. Resources for student projects. via Donna Papacosta on Twitter. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Avoid These 5 Common Video Editing Mistakes

TechSmith Camtasia

Poor Audio/ Inconsistent Audio. On your timeline, there will usually be two to three audio components. Music, voice and your clips audio. If you do not need audio from the original clip, the first thing you can do is turn that off. In Camtasia, you can turn that off by right clicking and selecting “separate audio and video” then just delete or hide the audio track. How To Fix: Most video editors have audio control right on the track.

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13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

Don’t lose track of time (and storage). If your device is muted via the silence switch, the audio coming from your device will not be included in your recording. If the content you’re recording has its own audio—like the sound effects in a game—you will want to unmute your device so it is captured. Turn off in-app music. Because the music will compete with your narration. Use music. Most videos are helped along by a suitable music soundtrack.

How to create training videos with Camtasia


After clicking ok the video is inserted in the timeline as Track 1. You will have to cut some parts out of the track to avoid “idle time” or to hide some things that you don’t want to show. You can use a headset to achieve better audio quality. Don’t forget to use the audio setup wizard to choose your audio settings. Save your audio file. The audio file is now added to the timeline as Track 2.

5 Simple Tips to Create an Explainer Video


Good quality audio Good quality audio is paramount for a good explainer video! And when it comes to the audio, three issues need attention: the voice-over , the delivery speed, and background sounds: 1) The voice must be clear and not overpowered by background music. 3) Also consider effective sound effects and suitable background music. With the right choice of music, one can set the tone of the video and evoke the desired emotion to engage the target audience.

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Part 1: Say What?! A Guide to Camtasia Sound

eLearning Brothers

If you spend any amount of time exploring what Camtasia has to offer you’ll stumble across the Audio Effects option in the left side menu ribbon. Here live five extremely useful tools to enhance your video’s audio. The first option (if you read from top left to bottom right) in the Audio Effects menu is represented by a small amount of waveform that then becomes an even smaller amount of waveform. When to use it – This is best used on music.

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TechSmith Camtasia: Major Upgrade Released

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One common complaint from my students as I  teach Camtasia  is that the options such as Transitions, Audio Effects, etc.       Beyond a new interface, Camtasia comes with an enhanced collection of Library assets that include a collection of high-quality, royalty-free backgrounds, music tracks, icons, and animations. by Kevin Siegel        It's been years in the making but TechSmith has finally updated Camtasia.

How to Make an Animated Explainer Video (Step-By-Step Guide)

TechSmith Camtasia

Step 3: Record and edit the audio narration. One option for recording audio is Adobe Audition. Then, edit your audio to remove bad takes, mistakes, and anything you won’t use. Step 6: Add music. Animated explainer videos almost always have music. Music conveys emotion and gives energy that narration alone lacks. It’s also easy to add and edit a music track in Camtasia. There are lots of resources, paid and free, for acquiring music.

What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

When you engage in publishing eLearning on any level, you are engaging in the audio visual experience (AVE). But one thing we know from the movie business is that audio is more important than video. Enhance your animations and slides with music that supports the content. Don’t settle for bad music. There are plenty of quality tracks in the eLB stock asset library which is a great place to start. use your audio software and increase the frequency.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. Audio (F6) formats include MP3 and WAV. This format compresses the audio file but quality is lost.

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