eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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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.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

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A good place to start is choosing the right microphone for video. How do you know which microphone is going to serve your needs best? There are hundreds of different microphones to choose from and multiple microphone types. Don’t want to buy any of these microphones?

My Favorite Microphones for Recording Audio Narration

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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. Sometimes if I can’t get rid of the noise, I will play some music softly in the background–not Eminem, but something a little softer.

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By 1977, punk music had emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with. It was a form of music that was furiously loud, aggressively energetic and full of discordant anger. To release a record you didn't have to bow and scrape to the multi-national music publishers and labels.

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

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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. So we leave the music out.

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13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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Turn off in-app music. If you’re recording a game or app that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Because the music will compete with your narration. Looking for the best microphone? Use music.

The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective


A digital story is a short (typically 3-5 minutes long) audio-visual presentation, created with images (real or computer-generated), photographs, background music, some text and a distinctive narrative. Stories are a powerful way of communication.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course


Let’s move on to microphones. Nasality can’t be easily fixed, but feedback, background noise, and fuzziness when recording your voice can be reduced with decent microphones. Desktop microphones are those, believe or not, that sit on your desktop.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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If there was a need to add background music to the presentation in addition to narration, you would be in a bit of a pickle.   Note:  You can use the microphone built in to your computer for narration. by AJ George.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher


The microphone setup will hook to most computers. Microphone. My microphone setup as the host. I use the ATR2100- USB Microphone. NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom – I attach this to the bookcase beside my desk. Royalty Free Music.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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Turn off in-game music. If you’re recording a game that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Because if you edit the video later, the music will sound like it’s jumping. Use music.

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

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Once you have voice talent chosen, use a recording studio or very quiet space, a high-quality microphone and recording software to record the script. Step 6: Add music. Animated explainer videos almost always have music. It’s also easy to add and edit a music track in Camtasia.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

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Windows: Mac: The system audio and microphone are recorded by default. To record the audio, click the audio dropdown to select your microphone or audio device. Narrate your screencast or add some background music.

How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

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Have you ever watched a video where the music was so loud you couldn’t hear the voice over? Selecting The Right Music. Selecting the right music is often the toughest part of editing a video. Some people have soft voices that will not do well with overbearing musical scores.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Instructional Designers and E-Learning Developers

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Whether they work from home, from a cubicle farm, or just like zoning out to music/podcasts while they work, these are an amazing gift! A Good Microphone – this is necessary for anyone who records video or audio narration.

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8 Small Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference To Your eLearning Videos


Background music. But you do need to invest in a good microphone. Use background music. Ah, music. What’s more, it’s scientifically proven that music enhances learning. Remember that signature Tetris music? You don’t want to use licensed music.

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Ocarina is an app that turns the phone into a musical instrument. You blow into the microphone and play the touchscreen with your fingers. Books, music, learning, movies.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

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The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the right microphone. So you’ve picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio. You’ll also want to use a professional microphone to pick up the best audio possible. Selecting The Right Music.

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Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Loudpixel, Week 4

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Do you see yourself looking into screencasting tutorials, or maybe more advanced equipment like a nice microphone? She enjoys singing and playing the ukulele, a cappella music, running, and a good game of Euchre.

How to Make a Screencast in 5 Easy Steps

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Windows: Mac: The system audio and microphone are recorded by default. To record the audio, click the audio dropdown to select your microphone or audio device. Narrate your screencast or add some background music.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content


To drastically improve the quality of the final video, you can choose any of the following techniques (starting with the most important): Use a lavalier microphone - Adding a simple lavalier microphone is the single most important thing you can do to drastically improve your video production.

What You Need to Know About eLearning Audio

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The use of music, narrative, and even the occasional sound effect adds a critical component to the experience. In addition, background music helps set tone and attitude. Use music. In the movies, the musical score is often hailed as the most impactful part of the movie.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

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The two best things you can do are: Invest in a good microphone. I’m surprised that organizations will invest hundreds of dollars in software, pay someone thousands of dollars to build courses, and then only let them buy a cheap microphone for $20. Free Music Archive.

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Thank You ScreencastCamp Supporters.

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Blue Microphones - Blue Microphones is sending several different microphones for Campers to try out over the weekend. I love the option to hook up an external microphone for high quality audio. We're just a few days away from the first ever ScreencastCamp.

Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

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You will want a good microphone. Since you are recording directly to your computer, a USB type microphone is the best choice. Most podcasting microphones fall into this category. In addition to the microphone, here’s a few other items you must have to ensure good audio.

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The budget didn’t fail your low-budget eLearning. What else did? Your enthusiasm to use all of it.

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Free Background Music? The reason behind this is that maybe a professional microphone is not used for recording (which can be understood since it’s a small startup) and above. this, a background music has been added, which kept taking me away from hearing the voices.

Quick Take: Six Reasons to Record Your iPhone Screen

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For more advanced editing, such as adding callouts, text, or music, you can import your video into a video editor like Camtasia. For even more polish, use a microphone. If you’re going to narrate your video, your device’s built in microphone will capture your voice (and everything else going on in the room). A microphone can be a great way to better isolate your voice so you’re more clearly understood.

Create a Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 1

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You might share them via text or social media, however, have you ever considered using Camtasia Studio to create holiday video cards to make your images come alive with music and your voice? Microphone. Add Music Track To Timeline. This post is the first in a 3-part series.

A Guide to Creating a Captivating Video CV – Part I


If you record using a little built-in microphone on your PC, it may pick up the echoes in the room. Invest in a small wireless clip-on microphone. Even if you play captivating music, mere reading will still not make you stand out from the crowd!

Screencasting: From Script to Screen

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Ideally, you should use an external microphone to record your audio, but if you’re using an external webcam , they might already have a great microphone built-in, test it out. Also, check your microphone settings under the recorder’s audio output setting. Music Licensing.

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. Speakers should take care not to be too far away from the microphone when speaking.

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5 Golden Rules of Creating Course Content


Oh don’t worry, the built-in microphone should be good enough” and “We can just use our phones to record the voice and sync it to the video later.”. So you’ve got your fancy new LMS or web training portal up and running. You’ve got your course outlines in place, documents and handouts set up.

Camtasia Small Business Drive: Netvantage, Week 4

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For longer videos I've noticed that even if someone's mic'd up properly (we used a wired lavaliere microphone) that they become fatigued and their volume fades towards the end of a presentation. She enjoys singing and playing the ukulele, a cappella music, running, and a good game of Euchre.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

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For audio, you can use music, voice narration, or a combination of the two. For the blog videos we create, we use background music exclusively. Most video editing programs, like Camtasia , have music tracks available for you to use within the software.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Gravity Works, Week 4

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So moving forward, I do not personally expect to invest time (in tutorials) or money (for a more-advanced microphone) until the software can run in my preferred environment, which includes USB-connected monitors.