eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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

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. 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.

Punk learning

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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

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. 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.

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.

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.

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 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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Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

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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What You Need to Know About eLearning Audio

JCA Solutions

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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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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Opening Keynote with David Pogue #DevLearn

Learning Visions

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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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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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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.

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.

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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8 Tips to Incorporate Screencasts Into Your Online Training Course

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Look for a feature-rich eLearning authoring tool that gives you the power to add effects and integrate elements from the built-in library, such as graphics or background music to create a more polished presentation.

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.

How to record your computer screen – Quick start guide


1A: Grab an external microphone. You need to use an external microphone for screen recording, not your computer’s built in mic. Turn off music, fans, etc and find a quiet room. 3C: Microphone settings-> Confirm external mic. If it’s a big mistake that will distract from the learning, I do a quick “triple-tap” on the microphone. Don’t add music or fancy graphics. I’ve recorded hundreds of videos tutorials on my computer.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018


Examples of masterclass training themes: Music. While choosing the right camera and microphone we suggest you start small and grow as your audience grows. We looked for the best affordable cameras and microphones we suggest to create quality videos for online courses.

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How Can I Utilize a Picture-in-Picture Video to Create a Dynamic Walkthrough of My Course Material?

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Once you have set up the software you want to record, make the screen recording using Replay, being sure to utilize your webcam, microphone, and screen. Recently, one of my students asked me about using a picture-in-picture video to create a narrated walk-through of a particular topic.

Five things to remember before you press record

Clive on Learning

Never, ever use the microphone in your phone and camera - you need an external mic that gets as close to your speaker as possible. Easy to use hardware and software has made it possible for everyone to have a go at graphic design, music production, video and much more.

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Five things to remember before you press record

Clive on Learning

Never, ever use the microphone in your phone and camera - you need an external mic that gets as close to your speaker as possible. Easy to use hardware and software has made it possible for everyone to have a go at graphic design, music production, video and much more.

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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.

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.

iPad for eLearning


iPad was not created for supporting eLearning and (or) mLearning instead it was created as a media device that supports books, magazines, newspapers, games, music, video and web access. As you can understand it has a microphone and speakers that can be used with Skype and Google Voice.

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50 Tips for Better Video

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Are there visuals or music that you’ll definitely need? Whether you’re using narration, music, or dialogue, it’s by far one of the most important video production aspects of better video. About microphones. Invest in a good microphone. Hide microphone wires under clothes.

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Listen Up! It’s Time to Add Podcasts to Your e-Learning


Do you need to be listening to music, or a book on tape, no matter what you’re doing? Anyone with a microphone and a computer can create a podcast. Are you an auditory learner? Do you remember things better when you hear them?

Podcasts in eLearning


Podcasts are truly excellent when music and language are involved, but they may be difficult to produce if the subject is visual. Select music according to your audiences. Make voices clear and pleasant by investing in a good microphone.