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.

6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. Using your voice properly is a skill in itself. Before you grab a microphone, it’s important to know the proper techniques to use, and the rookie mistakes to avoid. #1.

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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? Microphones using an ?

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. Lars Grosspietsch (German Voice Over).

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

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. Voice Principle – People learn better when the narration in multimedia lessons is in a friendly human voice, rather than a machine voice.

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The Art Of Voice Overs – Part 2

Edmego Learning

The Art Of Voice Overs – Part 2. Producing voice overs is an acquired skill. Just because you talk all day does not mean that you are fully qualified for voice overs. You can quickly isolate the imperfections in your voice quality.

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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.

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. Different ones respond differently to different voices, so micro¬phone choice can be very personal. USB Microphones.

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. In the video below you’ll get a peek into our voice over recording session.

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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. If you want to clean up your audio and make better voice overs for your eLearning projects than keep reading.

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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. This is probably the most important aspect to having a professional sounding voice over. Choosing a Microphone.

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How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

Visual Lounge

Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. But for anything with a voice over, on-screen dialog, or interview, you’ll want to make sure the sound quality is as good as possible. Direct sound comes from sound waves going directly to your ears (or voice recorder).

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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. Here are some simple voice over tips to think about as you begin and while you are recording your next project. .

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How to do Voice Overs for eLearning – Post Editing (Part 3)

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. Now that you’ve finished your voice over recording, you have an unedited audio clip that needs to be touched up.

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Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes

eLearning Cyclops

September's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. I have found these lend themselves well to voice overs. Here are my tips if you are using voice-over. If budget allows voice-over talent and a studio, great.

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Voice Over Training Tips that will make Training Stick

Mindflash

Use a Quality Mic & Eliminate Background Noise – Test your gear in the environment in which you will be recording to see if the microphone you are using is professional sounding and that there are no noises in the background.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

Visual Lounge

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. How to Prepare a Room for Quality Voice Overs. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice.

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How to (and Why) Produce High Quality Audio for E-Learning

Mindflash

You could do it yourself or you could hire a voice over professional. 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.

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Microlearning Video on the Go – Tip 2

Tom Spiglanin

One tip, shown here, is to use an external microphone, which makes sound recording more consistent, regardless which direction you’re pointing the camera.

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.

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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eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

It can be impossible to understand or annoying sounding if there were problems with the microphone. What I’d Rather See : Narration scripts that sound like natural speech, being read and recorded by experienced voice over artists.

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. Tutorial makers have a fear of background music. I know, that’s a big claim.

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Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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 It's a nylon-like mesh device that is placed inches away from your microphone. by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke?

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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. Eliminating breaths is another key component of having professional sounding voice overs.

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Localization & eLearning: The Translation Process

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Overall project assessment including identification of Professional Voice Talents comparable to project goals. Research and provision of Voice Talent demo recordings from voice bank. Casting of Voice Talents based on client approval. Voice Over Recording. Approved voice talent will record in a studio and will be directed by a studio director who is also a native in the language. Voice Over Recording of requested changes. by Jen Weaver.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

Let’s move on to microphones. When a student enrolls in your course, they’re dedicating the next few hours to listening to your voice. Nasality can’t be easily fixed, but feedback, background noise, and fuzziness when recording your voice can be reduced with decent microphones.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Simply put, many people don’t like the sound of their own voice. There are many reasons for that, but mainly when you hear your own voice, you are hearing it from your vocal chords through the bones in your skull and then to your eardrums. by Kelly Barett, COTP.

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How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Voice Overs and Screen Captures. 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.

Using A Webcam

Visual Lounge

Visuals are a necessary aspect of screencasting; however, it might help to put a face to your voice. Use an external microphone for the clearest audio. Then, test your external microphone before you start recording. This post is part of a series.

Top 10 Tips for Using Videos in eLearning

LearnUpon

Background noise or an unclear voice will reduce the impact of the video. Record audio with a decent microphone and take simple steps to fix any audio issues. Record your voice to compliment the visuals by talking them through the actions or steps you’re completing.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. The faster you talk the higher your voice gets. 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. 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?"

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Using A Webcam

Visual Lounge

Visuals are a necessary aspect of screencasting; however, it might help to put a face to your voice. Use an external microphone for the clearest audio. Then, test your external microphone before you start recording. This post is part of a series.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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).   When I create video demos with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio, I tend to record my voice at the same time that I'm recording the screen. Is there a particular microphone you use? (I've

Create your avatar using Voki

Take an e-Learning Break

Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Check it out: [link

Adobe Character Animator and eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Do you have a voice and a face? Using your camera and microphone, you can control the animation. Adobe’s Character Animator software has us excited for the future of eLearning.

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Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Voice Overs. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Make sure you are in a well insulted room when recording your voice overs and let your team know that you are in “production” so to avoid any interruptions.

How to Record a Presentation with Webcam, Narration, and More

Visual Lounge

I’d recommend using Camtasia since it lets you record your voice over your slide show all directly inside PowerPoint. If you’re planning to record audio, here’s where you select your microphone.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Voice Overs and Screen Captures. 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.