Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke? The popping sounds are called plosives , as in "explosives," or P-pops. 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.

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Press Play: 5 Tips for Writing Audio Scripts

SweetRush

Do you want to write blockbuster audio scripts that will make stars of your on-screen characters and have your audience reaching for popcorn and hoping for a sequel? If you’re already visualizing your acceptance speech, keep reading for our top five tips for writing audio scripts.

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Communicating with sound

Clive on Learning

Sound is a medium that matters. You can add narration and sound effects to your animations and videos or leave it to music to set the mood. Sound is a medium the learning professional can master without the need for in-depth technical skills and professional tools. audio podcasting soundYour audience can listen to a podcast or a radio programme while they’re busy doing other things like walking, driving or keeping fit.

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Will the ‘Sound of Silence’ create new paths in learning?

Origin Learning

Think of Simon Garfunkel and the enchanting music of ‘Sound of Silence’ compel you to break into a song. How would you classify the use of audio, video, and social media in the context of learning? v=wKsdMenonLw (Compliance, Sound of Silence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Silence. The availability of digital bandwidth makes a historical dive possible as it throws light on the ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically important’ song album.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. provide processing on video and audio content. sound complex and potentially costly but. Think that sounds unlikely when there are massive. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

Audio can be a useful tool to add life to and explain your content. However, too much audio in the wrong place could make your content sink, not sing. In this article, we’ll show you some great ways to use audio and share inspiring demos of where audio rocks. Audio can be cheap to produce and quick to make. In fact, badly done audio can damage the learning potential of your content. Why audio in elearning is important. Use audio with animation.

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Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Over 500,000 stock images, graphics, videos, motion graphics, sound effects, and music loops. Stock Audio. Bring your courses to life with audio clips. Music, sound effects, and loops. The post Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Here’s a huge announcement from eLearning Brothers! We are offering a new stock asset library for eLearning.

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Keyboard and mouse sounds during recording

Adobe Captivate

Option 2: My supervisor is inquiring about recording the visual part and the audio part independently and put them together after. The post Keyboard and mouse sounds during recording appeared first on eLearning. Adobe Captivate Q&As Question adobe captvate keyboard sound mouse click sound q&as questionWhat is the recommended suggestion to remove any background noises created by keyboard and/or mouse during a recording?

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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. Make your own sound booth. If you want to clean up your audio and make better voice overs for your eLearning projects than keep reading. Best of all, if you’re on a budget you can build a vocal sound booth for under $60. eLearning Our Favorites Resources sounds eLearning Voice Overs Voice Overs

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Background audio

Adobe Captivate

I know about Audio->import to->object/slide/background, but does anyone know of a way to add audio to a slide which is independent of the timeline. The background audio is playing cafe sounds e.g. the murmur of people in the background and coffee being made. Each character’s speech audio is attached to their respective speech bubbles. The post Background audio appeared first on eLearning.

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When to Use Background Audio in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Background audio is not as common as it once was in e-learning. Also, with mobile technology (and some limitations playing multiple audio tracks) it may create some problems playing the way you intend it. However, there are times where background audio makes sense.

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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?" " The most sure-fire way to sound like a DJ is to have been born with great pipes (i.e. Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. Getting closer will engage what's called the "proximity effect," lower the sound of your voice, and make it sound fuller.

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Audio Basics for eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Are you an eLearning developer planning to include voiceover audio in your eLearning lessons? audio will enhance the learner experience. Good audio will enhance the learner experience. But what about bad audio? bad audio might still work, but it could also diminish the effectiveness of your lesson. Looking to get a jump start on the road to creating quality audio for your eLearning lessons?

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Training Video Tips & Tricks: Gear Prep - Audio

Reflection Software

Then, it occurred to us that there was something important missing from this classic slogan…Sound! Unless you’re producing a silent film (in which case, you’d still have some audio considerations), you need to think about your audio needs before the day of your shoot.

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Adobe Captivate: Export Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    You can import or record audio to just about anything in Adobe Captivate. Right-click a slide object and you'll find you can select Audio > Import to  (or  Record to ). And if you want to import or record background audio, you'll find that you can do so by choosing  Audio > Import to  (or  Record to )  Background. You'll be happy to learn that you can easily export audio clips.

Can’t save sound changes in Captivate 2019

Adobe Captivate

But when I try to make changes on the audio, by captivate of Audition and save it, it does’t save so I loose all the changes and can’t make any. The post Can’t save sound changes in Captivate 2019 appeared first on eLearning. Edit Video Demo Question Video Demo edit video demo question sound video demoI recorded a demonstration video.

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Audio Best Practices

TechSmith Camtasia

Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. 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.

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Video Demo Audio Distorting

Adobe Captivate

I’m recording screen captures using system audio, and I am getting distorted sound – any ideas? The post Video Demo Audio Distorting appeared first on eLearning. Discussion Screen Capture Video Demo discussion screen capture system audio video demo

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Accessories for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we explored some inexpensive microphones for recording audio narration. 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. It helps control placement of the audio.

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Freebie Friday: The Sweet Sound of Free Stock Assets 

eLearning Brothers

Anyone who has ever edited audio knows that quality sound effects are an essential part of the process. Lucky for them, we have an expansive library full of sounds that will add a little something to your eLearning course. This week, we’re adding four handy stock sounds to our Free Library for a limited time only, so snap them up quick. One suggestion for using this sound is to combine it with others to create a really chaotic, post-apocalyptic soundscape.

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Designing Elearning without Audio

The Learning Dispatch

Of course elearning needs sound! Here are some ways to construct elearning without audio. Who doesn’t love audio narration in elearning? Yet audio can be difficult, for both the learner and the training program. Learners need to have an environment where they can play the audio through speakers; or find headphones to plug in. In addition, audio can significantly increase production time and cost. Rely on Text for Your Non-Audio Courses, but Use It Well.

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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. So today, I’ll show you the different mics I use and demo how they sound. 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.

Audio playing in wrong slide

Adobe Captivate

I have linked sound files throughout the demo to play when the relevant text is displayed. Now for the bad bit when I viewed the file live from my website through Safari the sound files are playing at totally the wrong time as if I have linked the files to other texts. The post Audio playing in wrong slide appeared first on eLearning. Audio Media Question "Elearning authoring tools" audio media questionHi All.

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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.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles.

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Can I Import Audio in Bulk?

Yukon Learning

Now I get to work with a professional voice talent (and it sounds much better, believe me). Once you have the audio files for an entire e-Learning on hand, however, you may wonder if there’s a way to streamline the process of incorporating it. We’ll toggle to Audio.

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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. A Guide to Camtasia Sound appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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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. The two biggest less-than-desirable audio recording device culprits are laptop mics and cell phones. The key is to get the best audio you can to begin with.

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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. Sound Shield.

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PowerPoint 2010: Working with Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Adding audio to a PowerPoint 2010 slide is simple. All you need to do is choose Insert > Audio and then open the audio clip. However,  However, when it comes to adjusting the audio, the option you might be looking for can be difficult to find.      In a perfect world, you would be able to make adjustments to an audio clip by either right-clicking a slide's sound icon, or by using the Audio Tools.

What is a good site to get Adobe Captivate Sounds clips?

Adobe Captivate

I want to add some more sound effects to my e-learning module? The post What is a good site to get Adobe Captivate Sounds clips? Audio Discussion Media audio blog mediaAny ideas to where I can get some? Thanks. appeared first on eLearning.

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PowerPoint: Playing Multiple Audio Files

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  A couple of weeks ago I discussed some points for working with Audio in PowerPoint ; today, a bit of elaboration. What if you want to play two audio files automatically at the same time (say, for example, you want a song to play but you also want a recorded narration to play simultaneously)? Insert both audio clips onto the desired slide ( Insert > Audio ).    Hold down [ Ctrl ] and select both sound icons.  by AJ George.

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. If you are recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. Selecting an Audio Recorder. Recording Audio.

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. If you’re recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. 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.

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Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. You can insert audio using any of the following methods: Object-Level Audio   Right-click any slide object and choose  Audio > Import to  or  Audio > Record to. If you choose  Import to , you will be presented with an  Import Audio  dialog box.

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. Sound Learning. Therefore, audio is an essential part of our eLearning content.

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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. How to screen record on mac with sound.

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