After the course has been recorded, one of the key issues that the instructor faces is audio. As a result, the instructor should set aside some time at the start of the recording to ensure that the learners can clearly hear your voice during the session.
Here are the most common voice challenges that instructors confront and how to overcome them.
Before we begin, please remember the following:
- It’s best to utilize an external microphone rather than the camera’s, computer’s, or phone’s built-in microphone for recording audio.
- To avoid having to re-record content, check audio quality early and often. You may ensure that you have the desired sound quality throughout your training duration by using this strategy.
Avoiding Echo and Background Noise
You will get horrible sounds if you record in an empty room with no wall coverings or even flooring. This is due to the echoes, which make your voice sound incredibly far, as if you were recording in an open space.
Add soundproofing components to assist absorb some of the echoes to avoid the issue. You can, for example, install acoustic panels to the walls of your recording studio. To assist absorb sound, add blankets, pillows, and sofas. We recommend that you read Setting up your recording space for more information.
One of the most important steps that the instructor should take when recording is to stop and listen to the recordings repeatedly to ensure the sound quality and to hear other sounds such as traffic, air conditioning, phones ringing, people talking in the background, and so on because it is difficult to notice the surrounding noise while recording.
Explore solutions to common audio problems and ways to solve them
- Distraction: A constant electric sound may be heard in your recording. Typically, this is caused by raising the ‘gain’ to an extremely high level, which makes the sound overly distracting.
- Hissing in the background: In addition to the noise, you may hear a hissing sound in the background. This could be heard as noise in your audio track. This happens when you use a low-quality microphone, such as the one built into your camera or computer.
- Low Volume: If the recording’s volume is low, the issue could be that the microphone is too far away from you while speaking. Make sure you talk into the microphone loudly, clearly, and directly.
- Muffled Voice: If you talk close to the microphone, you may experience muffled sounds. We recommend moving 6-12 inches away from the microphone (about 15-30 cm).
- Pops Noises: Pops are another typical issue that instructors face. You may encounter this issue, particularly with words including the letters “p” and “t.” If you have this issue, the volume will reach unnaturally high levels, which might be distracting for students. Before speaking, try to take a step away from the microphone or drink some water (this can actually help with clarity). You can also buy a pop filter for your microphone to eliminate the popping sound.