Month: September 2015

My audio setup for e-learning lectures

My audio setup for e-learning lectures

This is my first blog. I am so late, but here it is.

1. TELL US ABOUT YOUR RECORDING SETUP.

The Mic

I use a Zoom H6 Field recorder for my voice over. I think this is a great investment and i am not pitching the Zoom here but I recommend it for 3 reasons:

  • It has a great built-in microphone.
  • Has a USB connector to record directly into the computer (Audacity, Articulate, Ispring).
  • You can connect any mic to it with its 4 inputs making it a mini portable studio.
  • Fairly easy-to-use

I also got a pop-filter and a desk stand for the mic. That’s it.

The Recording Environment 

This is the tricky one. I try to minimize any outside noise by choosing the best time of the day to record when it’s nice and quiet ( Usually early morning). I close my windows,AC,…. to avoid any further noise.

2. SHOW US YOUR AUDIO SETUP.

Shown in the picture, the Zoom is plugged directly into the computer.

3. SHARE YOUR THREE FAVORITE AUDIO RECORDING TIPS.

  • Make sure you drink water before starting.
  • When you start recording, wait around 5 seconds then start talking as this will help with noise reduction should you need it.
  • Breathe and pause Before/After each paragraph
  • SCRIPT, SCRIPT, SCRIPT. You need to be prepared, have read your material, know the lingo used, and make it engaging.
  • LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN. Was it good?. too fast, too formal, boring,…
  • It’s okay to make mistakes,not a whole lot though, but it just shows that we are human and in the case of online lectures, this is acceptable to a limit.
  • You are the voice of knowledge to the learner on the other side and understanding your audience will assist the learner in creating this personal learning experience with the content through your voice.