Voiceover Audio Secrets - Your Way to Top Audio Quality

Create Great Sound - Know How to Troubleshoot Your Sound Recording and Processing
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description


Are you struggling with your sound recording? This is the course for you... it’s actually two courses in one – why?

Because this course offers a two way approach.


If you need great results fast you can follow the Fast Path. This Fast Path is like painting by numbers. You get all the figures and settings and you are ready to go. If you can follow all the mentioned steps and equipment recommendations exactly then you are ready and start working on your courses while you sound is polished already.

Knowledge Path

The second path – the Knowledge Path – is intended for those of you who cannot follow the fast path settings exactly, may it be because of different equipment or due to other restrictions.

The Knowledge Path enables you to troubleshoot your audio equipment, adapt software settings to your needs and suggests changes to your recording environment to achieve the intended result.

You will get:

  • Fast-Path: Exact Settings, Hardware recommendations, Tips & Tricks
  • Learn how to record and process great sound
  • Troubleshoot and know exactly where to look when things go wrong
  • Get confidence in sound recording and processing
  • Master Loudness! Learn how to exactly measure your audio for correct loudness and eliminate guesswork!

This course will also enable you to make informed decisions about your equipment like software, plugins, microphones, amplifiers or audio interfaces and not to forget your recording room settings.

See you in the course.

Cheers Rene

What are the requirements?

  • open mind, willingness to learn, fun & your audio equipment or the equipment suggested in the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand The Sound Workflow and Apply it to Your Own Projects

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for instructors who may struggle to create great audio for their courses

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro
Why Audio Quality is so important
My Story - 3 Month of Struggle
Section 2: What is Sound
Basics of Sound Explained
Audacity Scales Explained
Section 3: Sound Input / Recording
Stereo vs. Mono
Microphone Pickup Patterns
Blue Yeti Pickup Pattern
What is Phantom Power?
XLR Type Connectors vs. USB
Understanding Loudness | Part I
Understanding Loudness | Part II
Windows Microphone Settings
Section 4: Audio Workflow - Follow these Steps to Great Sound Fast
Audio Workflow 1: Saving Your Backup Data
Workflow 2: Noise Reduction
Workflow 3: EQ (Equalizer)
Workflow 4: „Noise“ Gate
Workflow 5: Compressor/Leveler
Workflow 6: Limiter
Workflow 6.1: Normalization
Workflow 7: Save compressed mp3 File
Section 5: New: Detailed Sample Worflow with Audacity
New: Download of Audacity and LAMPE MP3 Encoder
New: Audacity Important Preferences

Peak Recording Level is -12 dB

This will give us some headroom (safety space) - just in case you talk louder or get closer to the microphone (which results in louder recording). 

12 dB Headroom from a perceptual point of view represents a bit more than a doubling in Loudness. 

What does 12 dB Headroom mean for you?
You can speak twice as loud (either intentional or unintentional) an the recording is still ok (at least from a technical perspective) ...

Section 6: Multiplying Audacity's Power with Plugins

This is important: In order to use Audio Plugins you need to understand and select the right audio driver model in Audacity. Audio Plugins improve the capabilities and bring Audacity to the next level. There are hundreds of great free plugins available - I help you to find the best ones and to optimize Audacity to use them properly!


This video will cover the best websites with great free plugins. The video shows where and which bundles to download. After this we go into the download and installation optimization details which are important to let Audacity recognize the new plugins.


This video will show you the best places for free and highly discounted plugins. We will download, install and optimize the structure so that it all works with Audacity.

Section 7: Proper Microphone Technique
How to Position and Speak Into Your Mic for Best Quality
Section 8: Intended Audio Loudness Level
Intended Target Loudness

Almost all devices have loudness knobs - so why do you need to care about a certain loudness level? 

Well, your correct recording loudness level determines if your listeners can actually hear what you say. 

If you record too low, then your listeners will have a hard time even with the maximum loudness settings on their devices. Especially if they are traveling or are in noisy environments like busses or trains...

So the question comes up,
a.) how do you determine the right level
b.) what is the right level
c.) how can you tell you reached the right level.

This video will give you an introduction into what correct Audio files look like and we start a short dive into the subject of Peak Levels and Loudness Levels. 

Section 9: One Klick Audio Solution

Levelator is a one click batch processor that does actually all the heavy work for you.

In this video will learn were to download the Leveleator programm and how to use it.

Section 10: Tipps and Tricks
01: Little Tipps for Consistent Audio Input Levels - Remembering Settings
Section 11: Course Ressources
Audio Loundess File for Reference
Loudness Examples by Frequency | 50/60 Hz Files for Reference & Troubleshooting
Trouble Shooting Chart I - Noise Types
Trouble Shooting Chart II - Source of Error

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Instructor Biography

René Steiner, Dipl. Betriebswirt, MA Digital Pioneering

English:- Instructor at the Adult Education Center in Germany, Stuttgart & Ludwigsburg- Trainer and Coach for individual software solutions.

Deutsch:- Erfahrung als Dozent an den Volkshochschulen in Stuttgart und Ludwigsburg.- Trainer und Coach für individuelle Software Lösungen.

Seit mehr als 15 Jahren nutze ich Mindmapping in Verbindung mit anderen Programmen um Meetings zu strukturieren, Brainstorming und Ideenfindungsprozessen zu unterstützen. In meinen Kursen gebe ich diese Erfahrungen gern weiter.

Durch mein Zusatzstudium als Master in Digital Pioneering konnte ich mein Interesse für das Thema Geschäftsmodelle und deren Implementierung (Business Model Generation & Implementation), Szenario Technik, TRIZ, Balanced Scorecard und andere Strategische Werkzeuge vertiefen. Bei Gelegenheit wird es auch dazu Kurse geben.

Ich wünsche Ihnen viel Spass bei meinen Kursen und stehe für Fragen gern zur Verfügung.

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