eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers. In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51.

Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate.   In the Slide Audio dialog box, click the blue text link for your microphone

Choose the Best Microphone

ATD Learning Technologies

You just need a microphone, something to record on, something to listen back to it with, and a space to do the recording. Microphones. Choosing a microphone can be quite daunting when you see all the options. Not all microphones are alike. USB Microphones.

Best Microphones for Recording Video

Visual Lounge

Choosing the best microphone for recording video is crucial. Having the right microphone for recording video is good place to start. But how do you know which microphone is going to serve your needs best with so many options to choose from? with the sound input level set to 67%.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

Visual Lounge

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. and set the sound input level to 67%.

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. Microphone Recommendations. Desktop Microphones.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

What is the Best Microphone?

Visual Lounge

Kathy Sierra has a great blog post on the effect of sound on users that you can read here. 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. What microphones have you tried that you like?

Choose the Best Microphone

ATD Learning Technologies

You just need a microphone, something to record on, something to listen back to it with, and a space to do the recording. Microphones. Choosing a microphone can be quite daunting when you see all the options. But the microphone is the heart of audio recording, so you need to make a good decision. Not all microphones are alike. If you buy a microphone in a shop, rather than from an online retailer, take some time to try out different models.

TechSmith Tips – Microphones, Recording Audio & How to Sync Audio with Video

Visual Lounge

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.

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. Best of all, if you’re on a budget you can build a vocal sound booth for under $60.

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Microphone Round-up!

Visual Lounge

Kathy Sierra has a great blog post on the effect of sound on users that you can read here. 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. What microphones have you tried that you like?

Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

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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. The air causes the microphone to create the "popping" sound, which can be distracting to learners. Fortunately, preventing plosives is fairly easy and can be accomplished in one of two ways: You can learn good microphone and breathing techniques. (I'll

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Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better

eLearning Brothers

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. Once you have your audio recorded, there are still many things you can do to help it sound more professional.

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Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

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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. Get intimate with your microphone. 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 Best Practices

Visual Lounge

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. The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the right microphone.

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Microlearning Video on the Go – Tip 2

Tom Spiglanin

Sound is a big deal in video, and recording good sound is especially challenging for live action shots in busy places, whether indoors or outside.

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. You don’t want the sound of turning pages in the middle of a sentence on your recording. Choosing a Microphone.

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eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

Examples : Audio levels are too high or too low, the sound quality is bad, the narrator is monotoned, or the narration itself is dull or unnatural sounding. It can be impossible to understand or annoying sounding if there were problems with the microphone.

Accessories for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

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.

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6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

Before you grab a microphone, it’s important to know the proper techniques to use, and the rookie mistakes to avoid. #1. Don’t worry, you won’t sound overly cheerful. My favorite thing to do is crack a few jokes with a coworker before I start at the microphone. #2.

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Manual audio calibration in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate used to calibrate your audio input automatically — you would not know how the audio sounds until completing the recording and listening to it. Sound Calibration. Click ‘ Auto Calibrate ’ and start speaking into the microphone.

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Affordable Audio Equipment For A High Quality Recording

DigitalChalk eLearning

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.

4 Priorities For Your Voice Over Recording

eLearning Brothers

Whenever the camera is on our actress, we used a boom microphone to record her voice. If the voice over audio sounds different from the camera-recorded audio, you may be in trouble. Click here to view the previous blog in the series ( Slate, microphone, and lights ).

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How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. 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.

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Here are some tips that will help: Use a good quality microphone. In LearnUpon, we use blue yeti microphones. And if you’re recording in a noisy environment use dynamic microphones. here’s usually a dial on the microphone itself.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

Visual Lounge

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. 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.

How to Sync Audio and Video Sources

Visual Lounge

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. Choose the right microphone. The first thing you’re going to want to do is select the best microphone.

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Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

For voice over tips there are several things you can do before , during, and after recording to make your voice overs sound more professional in your courses. This vital step will allow you to adjust the input level of your microphone to avoid clipping.

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How To Make A DIY Recording Studio

Visual Lounge

You may not be with happy how it’s sounding as it bounces off the walls. You can adjust this by diffusing the sound. This will reduce the amount of echo in the room, making the sound more easily absorbed. The foam helps control the sound, giving you the clear sound that you need.

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

ATD Learning Technologies

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.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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Simply put, many people don’t like the sound of their own voice. However, when you hear others speak, there’s a direct sound wave straight from the speaker to your ear. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. I don't recommend that you use your headset microphone!

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The power of Digital Storytelling: A corporate learning perspective

G-Cube

Normal computer hardware like a microphone/headset and a sound card can suitably create an audio recording. Sound editing software can be utilized to further enhance the audio element and insert elements like background music and other sound effects that create a greater impact.

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand. Even though.wav files are much higher sound quality (which is not necessary for most eLearning courses), they can potentially slow down the bandwidth.

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

TalentLMS

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. It makes for great sound.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

There are a myriad of ways to put together a great training video, but I wanted to take you through how we do this at Mindflash to give you some insight on how to get great sounding audio for your voice overs and compelling screen captures and video. Audio: Microphones. Sound Shield.

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

eLearning Brothers

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. The answer is in having a secondary audio track with either sound effects, or music.

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6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

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.

Technology for E-Learning: What You Need

LearnDash

Video and sound editing. If you plan to appear in your course videos, invest in some good lighting, and use a lavalier microphone to make sure you get good audio for your video. You will still need a good microphone and some basic sound editing skills, but the results are easier to control. To be a successful e-learning instructor, you need to know your way around technology.

How to turn heads: The essential need for positional audio in immersive learning

Sponge UK

But if the sound doesn’t align with the visuals, our brains will not be properly convinced. Combined with the visuals, it is the sound that creates that ultimate feeling of presence. Sound is able to help direct a narrative and guide the learner.

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