Tips for Working with E-Learning Voice-Over Talent

E-learning Uncovered

Working with professional voice-over talent can help your courses be more polished and professional, but this comes at an expense. Over the years, I’ve discovered several tips for working with voice-over talent to help make the process easier and more efficient, which can help keep your costs down. Here are my top three tips for working with voice-over talent. Remember, your voice-over talent likely works with many different clients with many different expectations.

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Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Using VTML tags to change speed, pitch, and volume of the NeoSpeech voices. In this blog post, let us learn how to tweak the speech generated using Loquendo voices. Prosodic aspects of the voice (speaking rate, volume, voice pitch and timbre).

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ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  I have a PowerPoint (presentation) I created with voice recording. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP. We received the following distress email a few days ago:   I am using your workbook ( Adobe Captivate 2017: The Essentials ) and I'm in Module 11: Working with PowerPoint. The PowerPoint imports just like the books says and the hyperlinks work. However, the audio is not coming working.

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  I have a PowerPoint (presentation) I created with voice recording. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP. We received the following distress email a few days ago:   I am using your workbook ( Adobe Captivate 2017: The Essentials ) and I'm in Module 11: Working with PowerPoint. The PowerPoint imports just like the books says and the hyperlinks work. However, the audio is not coming working.

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. Cut, copy, record and export to mp3 or wav files.

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Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

In the first two posts, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality and Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , we introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its components: the natural language processor (NLP) and the digital signal processor (DSP). In this post we will begin to address the practical side of the subject: How can e-learning developers use Text-to-Speech (TTS) voices to narrate their courses?

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). Of course computer-generated voices do not have the warmth and richness of a human voice, nor can they display the range of talents found in a skilled narrator. TTS can also be effective as the voice of an avatar or guide, like the Ben character from MediaSemantics above. mp3 formats and comes with two or four voices. VOICE PUBLISHERS.

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

I have a PowerPoint (presentation) I created with voice recording. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP. We received the following distress email a few days ago: I am using your workbook ( Adobe Captivate 2017: The Essentials ) and I’m in Module 11: Working with PowerPoint. The PowerPoint imports just like the books says and the hyperlinks work. However, the audio is not coming working.

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Fixing the Sound in Adobe Captivate

Big Dog, Little Dog

WAV file, but Captivate would not load it into the slide. WAV file was 687 MB, while the *.MP3 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. I have been trying out Adobe's eLearning Suite and soon came across a slight bug -- Captivate would not record an audio narration.

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PowerPoint to Captivate Process Overview

Adobe Captivate

This 3rd draft serves multiple purposes – 1) a SME review to the slides (masters still in PPT) and draft audio (from TTS); 2) an Editorial review for style, grammar and diction; and, once those key revisions are included, a working version for the voice talent to use for familiarization and rehearsal. After the voice talent is ready for recording, a recording session is scheduled, preferably in a quiet room, when the surrounding area is quiet, with minimal traffic.

Audio-Video Sync in Captivate published movie

Adobe Captivate

You can add audio to your Adobe Captivate project either by recording yours or somebody else’s voice directly or by inserting a previously recorded audio file (.AVI,WAV). AVI,WAV). Audio makes your elearning content more engaging and useful to learners. When you add audio to a slide, it appears as a separate ‘element’ in the timeline. You can synchronize the audio with the slide by adjusting its timeline.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

The Audio Production Process [Click to Enlarge, 145k] Production Step Component Process Description Audio Source Voice–over narrator Reads script based on objectives of learning initiative Recording Device Microphone Captures analog sound waves and coverts to electronic signal Conversion PC soundcard Turns electronic signal into a series of digital bits Encoding Audio Editing Software Software saves the audio as a sound file (i.e.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Digital Audio Basics

The E-Learning Curve

When recording voice-over narration, capture all of your audio at 16 bit, 44.1KHz, in mono using the WAV format in Windows, Au format for Unix-based systems (like Linux), and AIFF for Apple Mac. Really exceptional podcasts transmit a sense of "being there."

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Adobe eLearning Suite CS4

Big Dog, Little Dog

So I saved it to a WAV file, which was quite large, and then saved that as an MP3 file which worked quite well -- a small compact file plus it kept both tracks. It brings up a dialog box asking if I want Kate or Paul's voice. I created two samples to preview (note that I did not use short, easy words but rather tried to put it to a real test): Paul's voice or Kate's Voice ).

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ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  I have a PowerPoint (presentation) I created with voice recording. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP. We received the following distress email a few days ago:   I am using your workbook ( Adobe Captivate 2017: The Essentials ) and I'm in Module 11: Working with PowerPoint. The PowerPoint imports just like the books says and the hyperlinks work. However, the audio is not coming working.