Voice Recording 101 🚀

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This short course is a comprehensive introduction to recording and editing voice dialogue, including how to select a microphone for purchase and basic microphone techniques. Each lesson is no more than 8 minutes of video or reading. There are no assignments, but the videos are designed to allow you to copy the processes in them step by step in order to create your own professional sounding recording.

On this course you will learn how to create a professional sounding recording using a low cost microphone and free software tools. You will discover how to edit your recording and create a professional looking mp3 with built–in copyright and artist notes and cover-art.

Welcome to the course!

This course will take around 90 minutes to complete. For a more in-depth understanding of the material you will need to treat this course as a jumping-off point for further learning at your own pace, or you may continue to Voice Recording and Production to discover some more advance techniques. Links are provided throughout the course. Course videos can be accessed on YouTube.

By the end of this course you will…

  • be able to record audio onto your computer
  • be able to choose the right microphone to buy
  • be confident to set-up a recording environment
  • have edited a recording and created an mp3 from it
  • be able to create tags in your mp3 and appropriate cover art

In this program

  • Introduction

    Surely if your client can hear you, that’s all that matters –right? I mean you studied to be come a coach or therapist, not a musician! But wait! Why is it that the celebrity therapists sound so good?

  • Microphones

    Video #01

  • Introducing Audacity

    Video #02

  • Making a good recording

    Finding the right place to record Video #03

  • Recording with Android

    In this unit we will need to install Easy Voice Recorder for Android. It is worth paying the extra for the “pro” version to support the developer as the app is updated regularly and frequently gets 5 star reviews.

  • Editing your recording

    01-Removing noise Video #05 02-Manual edits with Audacity Video #06

  • Introducing mp3s

    An mp3 is a kind of computer file that contains audio. It is a standard format that can be played back on all modern devices. mp3s allow for a smaller size of file (a process called compression) than a perfect copy of a CD - which means you can hold more recordings in a given size of file store.

  • Publishing your content

    Privacy and care; getting content to clients Creating customised media for a client introduces some privacy and security issues, especially if you are using their name in the recording. Creating content for general consumption via download from the internet or public access via a cloud service such as YouTube also brings special issues to consider.

Meet your instructor

Joel Marks


Are there prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for the first course.

How often do the courses run?

Online, at your own pace.