If you develop eLearning, or work in corporate communications and marketing, you have likely been handed a script that a stakeholder wants to have recorded to synchronize with their presentation. If that sounds like you, and you have a copy of the freeware Audacity, then you are in luck. Audacity has a feature that allows you to tag your single audio file and export it into multiple files, all labeled and ready to insert and match to your visuals!
Not every type of microphone is right for your eLearning application, based upon where you will be recording. For noisy offices or conference rooms, you will want a dynamic podcasting style. For the most natural sound, or voice acting, if you have a quiet office or at home environment then a cardioid condenser is a great choice. Here is a quick video to help you sort that out.