Information Technology

Audio and Voiceover Basics

Course Code: 2347

In this course you will learn the basics of recording audio. We will start with a discussion on creating an optimal space for recording, a review of recording equipment, and an introduction to various software options for processing and editing your audio. From there, we will discuss best practices for recording with an emphasis on voiceover. We will use Adobe Audition to record, edit, and cleanup your recording by removing unwanted sounds and background noise, as well as adjust your audio for the best sound quality. We will finish with a brief introduction to sound design that will allow you to make your videos more engaging by adding simple sound effects.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand basic recording techniques.
  • Optimize your recording space.
  • Understand how to capture the best audio (gain, noise floor, etc.).
  • Perform basic edits to audio files including cutting, fading in and out, and adjusting volume.
  • Reduce background noise for cleaner voiceover files.
  • Add basic sound design, effects and music.
  • Export your audio files to .wav and .mp3 which can be used in various other programs such as Adobe Premiere and Articulate Storyline.
  • Pre-requisites: None.

    Requirements: Adobe Audition (7 day free trial available for new users from