Audio Maker Space Recording Guide
Before You Arrive
- Check out this article on how to record narration like a pro.
- Get familiar with the Audio Maker Space recording process.
- Bring presentation materials on a USB drive or be prepared to download them from OneDrive. (OneDrive is available via web browser at http://onedrive.cmich.edu)
- PRO TIP: Format your PowerPoint slides in the Widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio
- Also, consider bringing water or some sort of (non-carbonated) beverage to keep your voice in top condition. Warm drinks can also help keep the vocal cords pliable during recording.
- Position the microphone so that it's approximately 8-10” away from your mouth and slightly off to one side.
- Smile! This simple hack makes vocal tones sound warmer and more pleasing.
- If you make a mistake, DON’T STOP THE RECORDING. Give yourself a few seconds of silence, and then go back to the nearest natural break before the error and begin that section again. Afterward, use Panopto’s web-based editor to remove/edit the mistake. (For shorter lessons, you may find it easier just to do another take.)
- Try to keep your recording between 6-9 minutes. If you cannot cover your topic within this recommended range, consider breaking the content up into multiple, shorter recordings.
- Recorded presentations can only be viewed after they have been processed and uploaded on the Chipcast/Panopto server. As a result, users are prompted to upload their content immediately after recording; however, no one can see this upload except you. After processing on the server, you will receive and email with links to view, edit, and share the recording.