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

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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 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. Don’t want to buy any of these microphones?

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eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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 found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective. Is there a particular microphone you use? (I've

Guide to Selecting the Best Voice Over Microphone

iSpring Solutions

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.

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. My favorite thing to do is crack a few jokes with a coworker before I start at the microphone. #2. eLearning Featured tips tips and tricks voice over voiceove

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Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Do you think your eLearning is going to change behavior if it is boring, and contains lackluster voiceover that's delivered in a monotone? The first rule of an effective voiceover is "sell it." Voiceover is like acting or singing. It's a long way from your microphone to the end user's ears and eyes. Voiceover audio that has a monotone delivery is not going to keep your audience engaged through all those distractions. by Jeff Hanley.

Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

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!

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

eLearning Brothers

Always perform a soundcheck before you actually start recording your voiceovers. This vital step will allow you to adjust the input level of your microphone to avoid clipping. Using headphones is more or less a preference when it comes to voiceover recording.

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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.

eLearning Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Edition


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!

Join Us Tomorrow On. The Forge!

Visual Lounge

One of our instructional designers, Chris McQueen, is also going to be reviewing the Blue Yeti microphone. He put together this video with his tips for getting great audio for voiceovers. Blue Microphone was kind enough to loan us a Yeti for the review.

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.

Extending Mobile Models

Clark Quinn

To be clear here, capture is where you use the text insertion, microphone, or camera to catch unique contextual data (or user input). Here I’m thinking alternate reality games or augmented reality (whether it’s voiceover, visual overlays, what have you).

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video


Microphone: Another little thing you might be tempted to skip. Unless you’re hiring a professional for the voiceover, you’ll want an external microphone, preferably the kind you can clip to your collar. Do you ever wish you could include video in your online training?

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


Anyone with a microphone and a computer can create a podcast. Or you can channel your inner voiceover star and record yourself. Are you an auditory learner? Do you remember things better when you hear them?

How to Make Video: Before Starting Your First Video, Part 2

Visual Lounge

If you are recording voice overs, you will want to make sure you have your microphone, microphone stand, and other audio gear ready to go, and everything is working.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? Especially when you have the right tools, which includes the following: USB Condenser Microphone.

The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

2) Find training courses that are currently being delivered in the classroom and ask the trainer if you can record them All you need is a decent quality camcorder, a wireless microphone and the permission of the trainer.

Adobe Captivate: Recording Narration to Multiple Slides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby    The best practice when recording a voiceover script to narrate a series of slides is to create a separate audio recording for each slide. Before you start, make sure you have typed or pasted the voiceover script for each slide into the Slide Notes pane.     To display your slide notes, which contain your voiceover script, click the  Captions & Slide Notes  button at the bottom left of the Slides Audio dialog box.

MAC Screen recording program

Take an e-Learning Break

It captures full motion video of anything on your screen, complete with digital audio, and an optional microphone voiceover. Snapz Pro X allows you to record anything on your screen, saving it as a QuickTime ® movie or screenshot. Check it out: [link

When It Makes Sense to Pay for Professional Narration

Rapid eLearning

Your recording equipment consists of a headset microphone and a less-than-state-of-the-art laptop. It’s just you and your voiceover talent. Your rapid elearning software makes it easy to record your narration. Most of the time that works for you.

My first podcast interview

Adobe Captivate

Rick has an impressive set-up consisting of shot-gun microphones, condenser microphones, large diaphragm microphones and tubes condensers and on and on. I was impressed with the effort that goes into recording good audio for eLearning (I always thought that people plugged in a USB mic to their laptop and recorded the voiceover audio :)). Well here’s something I did for the first time. My very first podcast interview!

Voice Over Training Tips that will make Training Stick


Learning to do voiceovers doesn’t have to be terrifying or daunting; it can actually be fun and exciting. Think of yourself as delivering valuable and interesting information to the masses in a performance-like way.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

In this case, I’m selecting the SigmaTel sound card, which takes input from the microphone that I’m going to use to record some voiceover narration.

Meet Camtasia Studio 7 plus Camtasia for Mac 1.1!

Visual Lounge

You can do a voice-only recording and capture the microphone audio only (skip recording the screen video). It allows you to record a voiceover. The day is finally here! And, I'm excited to report two good pieces of news!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

The biggest thing I would like to see is that we add some voiceover on just about all of the slides. Photo credit: Microphone by hiddedevries Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:00 PM Labels: audio , instructional design 11comments: Beth Griese said.

Planning A Video Production

The eLearning Coach

This sound engineer can help to choose the best microphones for the scene, they are responsible for recording the audio and they monitor the levels closely with headphones. This includes editing, voiceovers, special effects and conversion to various formats.

#EDCMOOC: being human – reasserting the human

Good To Great

When I started out in instructional design five years ago, we tried to achieve it through using photographs of people, good quality voiceovers rather than computer-generated audio, and a natural and conversational tone of voice in the copywriting.

Free eLearning Webinar: Creating Quality Voiceover Audio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When it comes to eLearning, voiceover audio almost always enhances the learner experience. The good news is that you don't have to be a professional voiceover talent or use expensive hardware and software to create effective voiceover audio. In except when the audio is of poor quality.

eLearning Audio: Sound Absorbers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        During a recent online meeting (we use  GoToMeeting ), I decided to use my fancy  Blue Yeti microphone. It's probably my favorite microphone ever. When I record my voiceover audio, I make everything as quiet as possible.