The Power of Sound: Simple Tips for Audio Editing

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DevLearn 2016 Conference & Expo - November 18, 2016

Ben Davenport

Training Specialist
GAAP Dynamics

Vicky Hale

Chief Learning Officer
GAAP Dynamics

Audio can be one of the most powerful tools in your toolbox when it comes to creating effective and impactful eLearning. Bad audio, however, can be one of the most destructive tools—distracting the learner and making your course feel unprofessional or unfinished. Don’t let your courses fall prey to bad audio. There are easy steps you can take to create high-quality audio without big-budget voice talent!

This session will explore some easy ways to create high-quality and professional-sounding audio files for your eLearning modules. You will go through the entire audio-recording journey, starting with some tips and best practices for choosing your microphone, setting up your “sound studio,” and recording your own audio. Next, you’ll learn about different software (free and paid) to help you edit that awesome audio you just recorded, and finally, you’ll bring it home by learning some quick and easy—but highly effective—audio editing techniques to clean up that audio and make it shine!

In this session, you will learn:

  • Which type of microphone is most suited for your recording needs
  • Tips and tricks for recording your own audio, including how to set up your own basic studio
  • About different audio editing software available to developers
  • How to quickly and effectively edit your audio files

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Audition, Audacity (and other free audio editing software), and studio microphones and accessories.


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