802 The Power of Sound: Simple Tips for Audio Editing

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, November 18

Video & Media


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.

Vicky Hale

Chief Learning Officer

GAAP Dynamics

Vicky Hale is a director of eLearning at GAAP Dynamics. With a degree in accounting (and a minor in visual arts) from the University of Richmond, her path to the learning community has been nontraditional. Vicky began her career as an auditor at PwC and still holds an active CPA license. A desire for teaching and the need for a more creative outlet led her to GAAP Dynamics, where she spearheaded the company's eLearning initiative. She is passionate about instructing, accounting, eLearning, and marketing, and looking for ways to combine them all!

Ben Davenport

Training Specialist

GAAP Dynamics

Ben Davenport is a training specialist at GAAP Dynamics, a company that creates fun and interactive accounting and auditing training for accounting firms and companies worldwide. Ben holds bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Virginia and began his career with Ernst & Young. At GAAP Dynamics, Ben facilitates accounting training for companies and accounting firms in the United States and around the world.

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