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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Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts. Jill Goldman of Goldivox is a voice over professional who graciously agreed to share with me the issues she sometimes sees in scripts. This is part 3 of my series on writing voice over scripts.

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Vary Sentence Structure in Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

When you use voice over for elearning, do you want it to sound natural and flowing, or do you want it to sound stiff and didactic? A great voice over person can make a good script more engaging, and a great script sound fantastic. I sound like a robot.

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Rise Against Robotic Voice-Overs

eLearning Brothers

If you obsessively try to / prəˈnouns/ /ˈevrē/ /wərd/ /iɡˈzak(t)lē/ /kəˈrekt/ , it sounds like you care more about the formality of your speech than what you’re actually talking about. This is also big reason why a human voice is usually a wiser choice than a machine voice.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. sound complex and potentially costly but. Think that sounds unlikely when there are massive. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

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. Don’t worry, you won’t sound overly cheerful. This will prevent unintended mouth sounds and keep your voice consistent though out your session. #4.

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Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

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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Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

If we as instructional designers write scripts that are easy for voice over talent to understand, the voice over professionals we work with can record and edit those scripts faster. This is part 2 in my series of posts on tips for creating voice over scripts.

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eLearning Voice Over Tip: How to Eliminate Background Noise

eLearning Brothers

Annoying background sounds in your eLearning voice over courses can be frustrating. Not everyone in eLearning is an audio engineer, that’s why I wanted to make a quick video on how to take out noise reductions in your voice over projects.

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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 DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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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 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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Serious Comic – Voice Over, Music, and Sound Effects

NuggetHead

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

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Student voices

Learning with e's

After a while, because it comes from me, it tends to sound like hyperbole, and I''m sure some of my audience leave with a ''so what?'' Photo by Pedro Ribiero Simoes on Wikimedia Commons Student voices by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Captions vs. Sound – How to Get Heard?

TechSmith Camtasia

However, there’s a huge difference between doing video, and doing video well, and one of them is knowing when to use captions vs. sound. One of the most annoying things you can find in your Facebook feed is a video that autoplays with the sound on. It’s TV ads with the sound turned off.”

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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. You don’t want the sound of turning pages in the middle of a sentence on your recording.

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

If you had to choose an eLearning provider solely on the basis of samples, and one gave you a module with just text, and the other gave you a module with text and a voice-over provided by professional talent, you’d be likely to think the latter represented the better product.

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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). Making adjustments to these will adjust your audio speed (and if on PC it’s sound).

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

eLearning Brothers

Once you have your audio recorded, there are still many things you can do to help it sound more professional. Eliminating breaths is another key component of having professional sounding voice overs. It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Chances are, if you make videos — especially how-to and explainer videos – you will need to record voice overs. In fact, depending on how many videos you create, you may have to do a lot of voice over work. Essentials of good voice over. Does it sound like I hoped?

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6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

Think about interviewing experts and peers and have their voice be part of the learning experience, or using audio to immerse learners in a realistic simulated scenario. By using a real voice alongside relevant content, you can tell a story in an authentic way. Does it sound natural?

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How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

TechSmith Camtasia

No amount of set design, camera effects, or lighting tricks will help your finished video if your audio sounds like an old cassette tape. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. The Science Behind Sound. Sound moves in waves.

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Adding Recorded Voice to a Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

Should I add voice over to my Captivate Project? Learning theory strongly supports the addition of audio such as voice-over to eLearning. In this post, I cover Recording a voice-over , directly to Captivate. How can Voice-over be Added to a Captivate Project?

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Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. I'm betting that you're nodding your head right about now.

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ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The voice of one of the screen characters becomes the voice who is guiding my learner through the spreadsheet lesson.   But how did I get the same TTS voice from GoAnimate to Captivate?     Knowing that I would want the same voice both in GoAnimate and in Captivate, I created some fake slides in Captivate, with the dialog script for the screen characters I was creating in GoAnimate typed into the Slide Notes. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.

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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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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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eLearning Voiceover: Best ways to select the apt voice over for your course

CHRP-INDIA

After creating the content for your eLearning, the next step is to choose a voice that will bring your course to life. Voice selection has the power to diminish or elevate the quality of the training. It is imperative to know that just any voice over will not work.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. The faster you talk the higher your voice gets.

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Day 4: Tone of voice, style and character

Good To Great

A friendly, conversational tone of voice is something that was suggested by a few webinar participants and this is definitely one of my top tips for improving an e-learning course. So how do you make your course’s voice more conversational?

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Sound Advice Bad Leaders Don’t Listen To

Learnloft

John was named one of LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Voices in Management & Workplace and was awarded the 2017 Readership Award by Training Industry.com. The day before I started my new job, my soon to be old boss called me into his office. Without knowing exactly how he felt about me leaving his team to take my own leadership role, I was a little hesitant, to say the least.

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A Conversation with Eric Lee about Voice Talent, Storytelling and the Industry

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to ask Eric Lee a few questions about being a voice artist , storytelling, how he got started and why high quality audio is so important for effective eLearning. Kapp: You are in a rather unique area of online learning development, you are a voice artist.

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The One Sound Bad Leaders Don’t Mind Hearing (But Great Leaders Hate)

Learnloft

You may think the sound of silence means heads are down and work is getting done, but it’s time to reconsider. Sure, at times, when you’re trying to concentrate, these sounds can be distracting– but they are part of a team’s journey towards success. Bottom line: silence is a dangerous sound for leaders. ” It’s impossible to work together without sound.

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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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