Voiceover Audio Secrets - Your Way to Top Audio Quality
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Create Great Sound - Know How to Troubleshoot Your Sound Recording and Processing
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Created by René Steiner
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand The Sound Workflow and Apply it to Your Own Projects
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  • open mind, willingness to learn, fun & your audio equipment or the equipment suggested in the course


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 part also includes a ONE CLICK SOLTUION to batch process all your files by drag and drop. 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 want to finetune und understand the settings exactly. You can even tailor it exactly to your specific equipment or or special needs.

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 results.

You will get:

  • Fast-Path: OneClick Solution, Batch Processing, 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!
  • Tipps & Tricks e.g. for Noise Reduction, great Audio Programs and how to save money when you buy plugins

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

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for instructors who may struggle to create great audio for their courses
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
3 Lectures 14:43

My Story - 3 Month of Struggle
What is Sound
2 Lectures 12:18
Basics of Sound Explained

Audacity Scales Explained
Sound Input / Recording
4 Lectures 12:52
Stereo vs. Mono

Blue Yeti Pickup Pattern

In this video I would like to introduce you to the Microphone I recommend for the course. There is no need to by an expensive Audio Interface and it can be used directly with your Smartphone (e.g. for Interviews) or plugs directly into your computer.

Recommended Microphone for the Course
NEW: One Click Audio Solution and Batch Process
1 Lecture 04:21

In this video we will take a look at the One Click Solution and how to batch process even hundreds of files as simply as drag and drop. It's really that simple. You will see how this program and the simple workflow I show does actually all the heavy work for you.

One Click Audio Processing - Everything The Easy Way
Audio Workflow - Follow these Steps to Great Sound Fast
10 Lectures 48:49

Audio Workflow 1: Saving Your Backup Data

Workflow 2: Noise Reduction

The Best De-Noise Plugin on the Market

In my Opinion this is the best De-Noising Plugin currently available. So please Check out the Video and take advantage of the introductory Pricing for 39$. And the best thing, with my link you can get even 10% discount (up to 30% if you share it with your friends who register at the page).

Just keep in mind, introductory pricing lasts only til April 24th.

The Best De-Noise Plugin I Found

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
New: Detailed Sample Worflow with Audacity
3 Lectures 16:02

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) ...

Audacity Recording Preparation
Multiplying Audacity's Power with Plugins
4 Lectures 20:26

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!

First Step: Troubleshooting Audacity's Driver Model / Loudness

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.

How to Find Free|Load|Install|Optimize High-Quality Plugins & Boost Productivity

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.

How to Enable the Plugins in Audacity

Proper Microphone Technique
1 Lecture 00:01
How to Position and Speak Into Your Mic for Best Quality
Intended Audio Loudness Level
4 Lectures 18:46
Understanding Loudness | Part I

Understanding Loudness | Part II

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. 

Intended Audio Loudness

Intended Target Loudness
Tipps and Tricks
5 Lectures 25:01

Here is a extensive Test and Review of almost all common Noise Reduction plugins on the market and how they are suited for your purpose. I will not only present the 3 Winners of this shootout but I will give you detailed information about plugin itself and the retail price ranges.

Please also watch the Noise Reduction Video in the Workflow Part (#12 Noise Reduction and is titled: The Best De-Noise Plugin I found) they compliment each other very well.

Noise Reduction Secret Weapons

01: Little Tipps for Consistent Audio Input Levels - Remembering Settings

Windows Microphone Settings

XLR Type Connectors vs. USB

What is Phantom Power?
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About the Instructor
René Steiner
4.9 Average rating
34 Reviews
1,358 Students
5 Courses
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.