How to Teach Music Online & Monetize Your Skills (Guide)


Has your music school got shuttered due to COVID-19? Then you have to stop depending on your physical location and start teaching music online. Here’s what we’re covering: How teaching music online works. Examples of online music schools. 1 Do Online Music Lessons Work?

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Serious Comic – Voice Over, Music, and Sound Effects


First, let’s all agree that all serious comics don’t necessarily have to have or even need voice-over audio, nor does it need music Posted in Uncategorized I could probably bore you with a few more posts just on character development, instead I want to share some important lessons learned in designing the audio assets for a serious comic.

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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 there is going to be background music, consider ways to make your audio stand out. If the voice over audio sounds different from the camera-recorded audio, you may be in trouble. Many times you can tell when a voice over was done in a recording booth as opposed to being recorded on site with the camera.

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Imagined futures 3: Music

Learning with 'e's

Photo from Wikimedia Commons I recently visited the Science Gallery in Dublin where they had several exhibits dedicated to sonic science - the science (and art) of making sounds. The DX7 was one of the first digital commercially available (affordable) polyphonic synthesisers to be equipped with MIDI - or Musical Instrument Digital Interface. However, it did come complete with a couple of cartridges that housed several dozen preprogrammed voices.

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Part 1: Say What?! A Guide to Camtasia Sound

eLearning Brothers

What it does – This effect will analyze your audio and find spots that it thinks should not have noise (for example lulls in conversation or other more punchy sounds). It will then memorize what those spots sound like – sometimes the hum of an air conditioner or the whirring of computer fans – and make each instance of that sound silent. I would highly suggest against using this effect on music as music is often much more dynamic than this effect allows.

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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative. Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I’ll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Choose Background Music That Complements Your Content. I imagine their age, lifestyle and musical taste.

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How to play Apple Music on Echo Dot?


Swap the listing by typing in cd shairport and run the make command Contact Take away Observe their calendar appointments You possibly can solely take heed to your music on one Echo gadget at a time Launch the Microsoft Retailer and verify for any enhancements.

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Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Do you use music in your courses? I’ve found time and time again that a little bit of well-placed music can add a surprising amount of polish and – more importantly – set the tone of the overall experience. Music can take a shortcut through people’s brains and tap into their emotions in a way that’s uncommon with spoken or written words. The impact came from timing the verbal and visual elements to a music track that perfectly captured the mood I wanted to create.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

We watch what we want, when we want, on whatever size screen we want, with the highest quality of sound we want. Sound Quality. Hollywood Rule: Sound is more important than visuals. It sounds strange coming from eLB, a company known for “visually explosive eLearning”. Beginning filmmakers learn quickly that if your sound sucks, no one will watch your movie no matter how great your visuals may be. Make sure your Voice Overs are mixed properly.

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Fixing the Sound in Adobe Captivate

Big Dog, Little Dog

I did not notice any quality difference between the two files; however, this was only a simple voice narration; a music or a more complex audio file will probably have a more noticeable loss of quality. In the meantime, I sent a bug report to Adobe, which they followed-up the next morning saying that some sound cards have trouble with the audio dll file and provided this fix: Close Captivate 4 if it is open.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’re 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. For capturing location sounds, or dialog between 2 or more people, we recommend a shotgun mic. Caution though, shotgun mics are very directional, so you need to make sure you’re pointing the mic directly at the sound you want to pick up. How to Prepare a Room for Quality Voice Overs. Sound moves in waves.

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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. It’s because music will compete with the vocal track. The music can be distracting, or overpower the vocal track making your video unwatchable. So we leave the music out. I know, that’s a big claim. But think about it.

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Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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How To Update Explainer Videos In No Time


Maybe you feel that the voiceover or background music needs to be replaced with something more up to date or current. You can choose one of the explainer engine’s automated voices, upload an audio file, or record your own voice.

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5 essential features of a good explainer video


In addition, the voice / voices used must be a good match. A monotonous dull voice that sounds like a machine-voice will draw attention to the poor audio and deflect attention away from the actual information shared in the video.

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How To Update Explainer Videos In No Time


Maybe you feel that the voiceover or background music needs to be replaced with something more up to date or current. You can choose one of the explainer engine’s automated voices, upload an audio file, or record your own voice.

How to write an award-winning submission

Good To Great

Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← Lessons from Jamie’s Dream School A panel podcast on compliance training → How to write an award-winning submission Posted on March 8, 2011 by Stephanie Dedhar | Leave a comment Last week’s Oscars may have marked the end of the film and music awards season, but in the world of e-learning there’s a definite buzz in the air.

How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever watched a video where the music was so loud you couldn’t hear the voice over? In fact, big time Hollywood productions have teams dedicated to all different facets of sound. Many people take sound production for granted as it’s not as noticeable as moving images on a screen. Yet, sound carries you through the video experience. How To Get The Right Sound. Selecting The Right Music.

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What You Need to Know About eLearning Audio

JCA Solutions

Sound Learning. The use of music, narrative, and even the occasional sound effect adds a critical component to the experience. With the right voice and the right wording, they feel more like they are in a conversation than in a lesson. In addition, background music helps set tone and attitude. Sound effects can make it a little more fun. Use music. In the movies, the musical score is often hailed as the most impactful part of the movie.

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5 Simple Tips to Create an Explainer Video


And when it comes to the audio, three issues need attention: the voice-over , the delivery speed, and background sounds: 1) The voice must be clear and not overpowered by background music. If you intend to record a voice-over, make sure that this takes place in a quiet room. 2) Keep the voice-over at a reasonable pace! 3) Also consider effective sound effects and suitable background music. Choose the voice-over and background music.

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Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

If this topic is of interest, then also check out the Big Question this month: Voice Over in eLearning. The first requirement is obvious: TTS voices with audio distribution license, which are of acceptable quality for eLearning applications, should be provided. Sound file operations should be transparent to the user. Subtitles should be automatically created from the input text, formatted and coordinated with the speaking voice. Easy to modulate the voice.

This is Your Brain on eLearning/Online Learning


According to research, students who used ebooks that contained sound effects, music, audio narration, and images were able to retain and recite more information than those who were simply given traditional textbooks.” Also, don’t hesitate to let employees hear your voice via recording. Making a voice recording can be easier than taking the time to type out a lengthy message, so consider attaching audio to more of your work-related emails.

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Introducing Tech Tuesday toolbox

Mike Taylor

Otter Voice Meeting Notes – Generate rich notes for meetings, interviews, lectures, and other important voice conversations with Otter, your AI-powered assistant. Many of these sites provide sound effects. In my experience, most people love tech tips and tools.

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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. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications.      The PR-40 is well suited to recording voice-over because it has a full, warm sound that enhances the speaker's delivery.  You can adjust the sound for different recording applications.

Avoid These 5 Common Video Editing Mistakes

TechSmith Camtasia

Music, voice and your clips audio. Newbie editors often have their music track overpowering their other tracks. Make sure the music blends in with your voice talent, or sits just below the voice. Pay special attention to your final edit by focusing on the sound. If it sounds off, it needs to be adjusted regardless of how amazing your footage is! Music Doesn’t Fit. Pro Tip: Focus on your edit first, then find music that fits your edit.

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Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). I need to record simple voice-only audio. The louder the sound, the larger the squiggle.

Graphic Novel: Cool eBooks for Learning about HIV Prevention

Kapp Notes

Serious Comic – Voice Over, Music, and Sound Effects. I have been a long time fan of comic books and thought they would be great for creating a learning curriculum especially one that was transmedia. Here is an interesting TEDx video that makes a powerful argument for comics for learning (although not the central message of the talk.).

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Our Many Hats

eLearning Cyclops

Sound Engineer and Voice Talent - Oh how I wish I had a budget for voice talent and a professional studio. With few exceptions, I am the voice talent and my basement is my studio. Copyright Expert - For that yahoo who grabs whatever images, music and videos they find on the web and use them in their presentations, web pages, docs, etc. eLearning Designers wear many hats – some by choice, some placed upon us.

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


Sound quality. Background music. Sound-check. Your video sound is as important as the images. In the editing stage, you realize that the sound is terrible. And you should absolutely check your sound before you start shooting. Make sure your voice sounds clear, bass and treble levels are set right, and that you are not shooting in an empty space. Use background music. Ah, music. Remember that signature Tetris music?

Can ‘Movie Based e-Learning’ be the Future of Video Based e-Learning?


So, while the learning industry is sold on the idea of utilizing videos for learning, most of them are animations or slide-based presentations with a voice-over. Effective narrative: A movie is a multimedia narrative form, based on a physical record of motion pictures as well as sounds. The narrative and music within the movie play an equally important role in delivering the message.

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How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Will they listen with sound or rely on the visual aspects? Having a script also helps you sound more professional and helps preserve your video’s focus. Record your voice over. With your script in hand, it’s time to record your voice over.

Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

The sounds we use make a difference. Particularly, the voice over narration is a critical part of the instruction. For this reason, when budget and time allow, your best choice is to opt for having your audio professionally recorded by a voice actor. The professional voice actor, either male or female, has trained their voice to provide the right kind of sound. They know how to use their voice for emphasis and to command attention.

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How VoiceFirst Technology can be used for Learning and Development


VoiceFirst describes the action of using your voice to complete an activity – first. Voice-enabled devices such as Alexa or Google Home run programmable applications called skills, which allow voice-controlled interactions. An end user then speaks to a voice-enabled device to get a response – avoiding a keyboard. These are available as apps on your device, with which you can communicate with your peers using only your voice. Choice.

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What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

Our objective was not to try to get all of the settings perfect for a singular recording, but we wanted to compare the microphones against each other so you could hear how they sound. We tested all of our microphones in our sound studio. and set the sound input level to 67%. We used this consistently across the USB microphones, despite the best practice of adjusting the level to your voice and needs. Lars Grosspietsch (German Voice Over).

Do you know how to get the most out of audio on your e-learning courses?


Think of a movie where, with a trivial picture, you have become emotional due to the background music. 3 · Voice-over, a powerful resource. Voice-over can also enhance and attract attention if you use it correctly. Far from repeating what is being read on the screen, voice-over (always enthusiastic) should be to highlight key concepts, translate or clarify difficult and tedious concepts, and, why not, amaze students with the unexpected: a joke or fun comment.

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Whiteboard Animations in e-Learning: It’s short and sweet!


In the absence of on-screen text, voice -over describes the ideas and concept in detail. The voice over is developed as per the nature of the animation video and is successful in ‘humanizing’ the e-content. Background music: Music and sound effects are powerful tools to jazz up the video and create greater impact. With advancement in technology, e-learning developers are on a constant mission to make e-content suitable for the tech-savvy learners of today.

Introduction to Microvideo

TechSmith Camtasia

Dr. Richard Mayer outlined the process our brains process images and sounds with his theory of multimedia learning. We receive pictures and sound in sensory memory as we consume video. Images and sounds hold in working memory for roughly twenty seconds. To reduce cognitive load, images and sound consumed through the eyes and ears contain no incidental media. Adding sound effects to support on-screen animation. Using a voice‐over instead of text.