What is the Best Microphone?
AUGUST 9, 2016
So, I thought I’d round up a bunch of different microphones at work and compare them for you. Matt Pierce, the Training Manager, and I headed to our soundbooth and tested 6 different microphones. We tried to have as much consistency as possible, but we had to adjust the audio levels on each microphone. Also, I made the links a hotspot in the video, so you can click them if you’d like more info about the microphone. The post What is the Best Microphone?
Guide to Selecting the Best Voice Over Microphone
AUGUST 31, 2016
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. Shared.
eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 11, 2013
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.
TechSmith Tips – Microphones, Recording Audio & How to Sync Audio with Video
AUGUST 13, 2015
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. The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the right microphone.
Microphone Questions Answered Here
The eLearning Coach
JUNE 22, 2010
Post from: The eLearning Coach Microphone Questions Answered Here. Tags: AUDIO audio for elearning audio recordings microphones mics Thinking of doing some in-house or on-site audio recording? Then take some lessons from this pro.
Audio Best Practices
JULY 19, 2016
The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the right microphone. So you picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio. Tips & How To's Audio best camera lav microphone practices recording Screencast tips
Microphones and Audio Information
NOVEMBER 4, 2009
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!
How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)
JANUARY 3, 2014
Background noise and humming can cause voice overs to sound like they were recorded with a laptop microphone or worse. The highest quality microphone still won’t sound good if you’ve got a ton of background noise. Choosing a Microphone.
How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning
JULY 13, 2016
Choose a high-quality microphone. Microphones are like cars. The same is true for microphones. A cheap microphone will record audio just like an expensive one, but the quality won’t be the same. I use this as my everyday audio recording microphone, and it serves me well.
4 Priorities For Your Voice Over Recording
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Whenever the camera is on our actress, we used a boom microphone to record her voice. My reasoning behind this is that I am going to be getting an immensely more clear sound in a booth with a table microphone than in a wide open break room on a boom microphone.
Accessories for Recording Audio Narration
DECEMBER 13, 2016
In a previous post, we explored some inexpensive microphones for recording audio narration. However, sometimes having a microphone is not enough. Use a Microphone Stand when Recording Audio Narration. It’s a good idea to invest in a microphone stand.
APRIL 17, 2009
So, I thought I'd round up a bunch of different microphones at work and compare them for you. Matt Pierce, the Training Manager, and I headed to our soundbooth and tested 6 different microphones. We tried to have as much consistency as possible, but we had to adjust the audio levels on each microphone. Also, I made the links a hotspot in the video, so you can click them if you'd like more info about the microphone. What microphones have you tried that you like?
6 Quick Voice-Over Tips
JUNE 18, 2015
Before you grab a microphone, it’s important to know the proper techniques to use, and the rookie mistakes to avoid. #1. My favorite thing to do is crack a few jokes with a coworker before I start at the microphone. #2.
Two Ways to Edit Your Background Audio that You Didn’t Know About
AUGUST 2, 2016
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. Tutorial makers have a fear of background music. I know, that’s a big claim. But think about it.
Best Practices for Voice-Over
MAY 19, 2016
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.
Affordable Audio Equipment For A High Quality Recording
MAY 2, 2013
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. One important thing to be aware of when searching for a microphone is to see if it is an omnidirectional or unidirectional microphone.
Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better
JULY 31, 2015
Even if you happen to have a microphone, it should be noted that there are tremendous differences in audio quality between the plethora of mics available. However, when you record a voice, the microphone picks up those breaths much louder than we’re used to hearing.
Adobe Character Animator and eLearning
JANUARY 12, 2016
Using your camera and microphone, you can control the animation. Adobe’s Character Animator software has us excited for the future of eLearning. Many a time we have showcased our world-famous cutout characters and a host of illustrated characters that can put a human face on your course.
Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
You might recommend a microphone for them to use but at the very least don’t let them use the microphone built into their laptop. If they have a external webcam, it probably has a microphone built in that will probably be good enough.
The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective
JANUARY 23, 2015
Normal computer hardware like a microphone/headset and a sound card can suitably create an audio recording. Stories are a powerful way of communication. They can relate deeply personal experiences and share them with audiences of varying profiles – with equal impact.
eLearning Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Edition
DECEMBER 9, 2016
Desktop microphone for voiceovers and more ($99). This microphone rings in under $100 and works with Macs or PCs. Stumped on what to get the eLearning developer in your life? Holiday gift buying doesn’t need to be stressful!
How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone
ATD Learning Technologies
APRIL 11, 2017
Use an External Microphone. Phone microphones have improved in quality but an external microphone will still make your video sound more professional. For learning professionals, filming poor-quality shots is one of the biggest wastes of time.
Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
This vital step will allow you to adjust the input level of your microphone to avoid clipping. It is a good idea to test out the microphone input by saying some words with “plosives” and speak as loud as you think you will get when reading the script.
4 Important Keys to Video Pre-Production Planning
OCTOBER 18, 2016
I guess if you’re doing a screencast with your computer and your microphone, you don’t need to schedule those, unless it’s a shared microphone and computer. There are a lot of meetings to have when building a corporate video.
How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course
APRIL 6, 2015
Audio: Microphones. The AKG 820 is the microphone used in most Mindflash voice overs. Beyond having a great microphone, it’s important to make sure you are considering the factors that will affect your recording negatively.
Learning videos - anyone can do them, but that doesn't make them easy
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
I'd say there were three main areas in which people underestimate the need for care and attention with a learning video: Sound : The microphones built-in to cameras are omni-directional (they record sound coming from every direction) and very poor quality. If your camera does not allow you to hook up an external microphone, ideally a shotgun (directional) mic or a lavalier (lapel) mic, then your viewers will have to put up with awful sound.
4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio
JUNE 2, 2009
Today we’ll look at the microphone and recording environment. Invest in a good quality microphone. When it comes to microphones, you typically get what you pay for. This isn’t to say that you can’t make do with an inexpensive microphone.
PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 4, 2011
Note: You can use the microphone built in to your computer for narration. However, if you are looking for better sound quality it is usually better to use an external microphone. by AJ George.
How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs
OCTOBER 17, 2014
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.
eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Is there a particular microphone you use? (I've 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 been creating eLearning for years (and years and years).
Do You Know About This Video Tool?
JANUARY 11, 2016
Take it one step further by purchasing a recording microphone from Amazon. If you are creating an online course then you know the importance of video. Text can be cold and impersonal. Videos on the other hand allow you to form a human connection.
Video Best Practices
APRIL 20, 2015
Sound is crucial to the success of your video, so invest in a good microphone. Even an inexpensive external microphone is a better option than the one built into your computer. Video is enhancing almost everything in our lives.
User Generated Learning Content – Making it Happen
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Can we use Employees to share knowledge and expertise through User Generated Learning Content in form of videos, blogs, podcasts using the now ubiquitous smartphones and tablets with high quality cameras and microphones ? Wed, Sept 30, 2015 12 – 1 PM AEST , Register. Remember the time we got all our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts.
How to (and Why) Produce High Quality Audio for E-Learning
MAY 29, 2013
For example, there are free audio recording software application out there and most computers come with built in microphones. Look for the microphone icon at the bottom of each tab. Therefore, I recommend buying a high quality microphone.