The Benefits of Using Professional Voice Talent

InSync Training

Your company has just spent thousands of dollars creating the perfect visuals , countless hours perfecting the story , and you’ve even decided on some cool background music. Now, all you need to do is have somebody voice these modules. How about Mary or Joe in Accounting – (such a nice voice)? You’ve put the finishing touches on the script for your client.

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

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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 Tips to Create Voice Search Friendly Content

Hurix Digital

Some upbeat music might help she thought. “Ok Music was a great way to get her system running; perhaps, an antidote to her harrowed mind. . With the “best route to reach Lower Parel” voice command, she found the fastest route to work and reached her office in record time despite the perennial traffic jams. . Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon are all perfecting voice recognition technology. Voice recognition from Google already has an accuracy of 95%.

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Imagined futures 3: Music

Learning with 'e's

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. The percussive sounds of the DX7 were particularly impressive, and the grand piano, pipe organ and bell voices were very realistic.

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Six Advantages to Using Interactive Voice Response (IVR) in Contact Centers

Learning Pool

These changes can often result in quickly recorded messages (usually from a member of staff with a few spare minutes!) – which can impact the brand ‘tone of voice’. . The post Six Advantages to Using Interactive Voice Response (IVR) in Contact Centers appeared first on Learning Pool.

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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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Teacher Voices: Stewart Matthews

Learning with 'e's

Here's another post in my continuing series on teacher voices. I can be a sports coach during a PE lesson and an hour later I become a conductor of a class of 30 children playing musical instruments. Photo courtesy of Stewart Matthews Teacher Voices: Stewart Matthews by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 I'm interviewing some of my former students who have gone on to become teachers.

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Can Music Make for Better Learners?

CLO Magazine

Many people enjoy listening to music as they work. Will Henshall has touched just about every nook and cranny of the music business. ” From there, Henshall went on to create Rocket Network, a technology that networks audio recording studios (he sold it to music software company Avid in 2003). He has also developed other music-related technology, including a software add-on to Pro Tools, the industry standard platform for digital audio recording.

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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. Then After you add your Apple Music songs, you possibly can ask Alexa to play the music and management playback with easy voice instructions without utilizing your telephones or tablets by way of Bluetooth any extra.

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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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Discovering Communication Mastery Our Voice Is Not Simply Our Mind Out Loud

Training Industry

We all have a tendency to speak too quickly, we don’t breathe tactically, we tend to pitch our voices too high – especially when rushing or in stressful situations – and much more. With your lips gently together, hum a pitch, not loudly but somewhat nasally (this enhances resonance in our speaking voice.) Descend on this pitch to the bottom range of your voice. A song without a rest is not the same piece of music – thus the importance of tactical breathing.

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mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

mLearning Trends

Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. This makes it possible to deliver just-in-time information, training materials, data collection tools and performance support mechanisms to mobile workers using the tool virtually everyone already has in their pocket or purse – a voice-enabled mobile phone.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

How to Prepare a Room for Quality Voice Overs. 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. Once we understand what makes a voice recording echo-y or scratchy, we can start fixing the problem. Direct sound comes from sound waves going directly to your ears (or voice recorder). Selecting The Right Music.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Voice Coming to Second Life

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) | Main | Google and MSFT to Clash Over Copyrights » March 08, 2007 Voice Coming to Second Life Geez.finally right? According to this press release , Voice will be coming to Second Life in Q2 of 2007. Residents dont have to be on voice-enabled land to do this.

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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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? Selecting The Right Music. Selecting the right music is often the toughest part of editing a video. If your music choice significantly over-powers your narration or voice over, you may need to select a different track. Some people have soft voices that will not do well with overbearing musical scores.

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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. Intonation, changing speed and varying pitch all play a role in making the voice-over more interesting. Music and other sound effects also play an important part in a good explainer video.

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Keeping Video Learners Engaged

ATD Learning Technologies

Now, let’s explore three elements of your instructional video—music, voices, and movement—that the Change Principle can help make more engaging. Music. Adding music is one of the most simple ways to make your videos seem more professional. In fact, I review a lot of two-minute videos with a piece of music playing in the background. But music is not just for window dressing. So how should you use music? ” Voices.

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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Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over. Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Text to Voice, 20+ Languages, 100+ Voices. App of the Week.

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Workplace Wellness: Supporting Your Employees During COVID-19

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Audience: 4+ The Calm App provides a mix of sleep stories, guided meditation, stretching exercises, and relaxing music in lengths of 3,5,10,15,20, or 25 minutes depending on your schedule. You can also find special guest-voice overs by Leona Lewis and Matthew McConaughey.

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Video-based Learning: Create Effective Learning Videos By Avoiding Five Common Mistakes


The learning video needs to reflect company’s voice and tone and relevant teams can guide developers in that direction. Using poor audio: Most videos have background music and it is a determining factor whether the video makes necessary impact on the audiences. The chosen music must reflect the values associated with of your brand. Wrong music can easily become a distraction and take learners’ mind away from information that the video is sharing.

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"Ukulele Learning" Devlearn Session Recap


“Ukulele Learning” session recap Devlearn 2015 Session Recap: 304 (will be repeated Thursday Oct 1 as session 518) Jane Bozarth, Shawn Rosler, Ellen Wagner Ukulele Learning: Music and the Brain Since so many colleagues of mine have taken up the ukulele recently I wanted to have a uke jam at Devlearn. So I recruited helpers Ellen Wagner and Shawn Rosler, and together we developed “Ukulele Learning: Music and the Brain”. Notice how you listen for the shifts in voice and speed?

Create a Holiday Greeting Card Video with Camtasia Studio 8.4 – Part 1

TechSmith Camtasia

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? Additionally, the dimensions are set within the project, and there is a caption file ready to be used for voice narration. Additionally, the Clip Bin is filled with images and music clips to use in your video. Add Voice Narration. Open Voice Narration Tab.

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. Subtitles should be automatically created from the input text, formatted and coordinated with the speaking voice. Easy to update and change the voice content and subtitles to keep presentations up-to-date.

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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Learning & Development Resolutions for 2020

Dashe & Thomson

For me, this might be reading blogs, listening to music, and watching videos outside of my interests. I have a choice to listen to the voice of inspiration and create and improve—or to listen to the voice of The Resistance and quit. Henry Kingman Learning Experience Designer/PM. 2019 was a transformational year in so many ways: technology changed, procedures changed, even teams changed.

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. In my experience, most people love tech tips and tools.

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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. 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. Like above, the human voice with it’s emotional content, expressiveness, and phrasing helps influence much more readily than mere text. Use music. Professional voice.

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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. Adjust the audio until the voice and music harmoniously blend together without one sounding more powerful than the other. Music Doesn’t Fit. Have you ever seen a video that has slow music but fast paced footage, or the opposite?

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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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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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How to Make an Animated Explainer Video (Step-By-Step Guide)

TechSmith Camtasia

A voice-over drives the story and explains to viewers what they’re seeing. For this step, you first need to choose who will be the ‘voice’ of your company. The truth is almost any voice can work. Once you have voice talent chosen, use a recording studio or very quiet space, a high-quality microphone and recording software to record the script. Step 6: Add music. Animated explainer videos almost always have music. Atomica Music Library (Paid).