This article applies to Articulate Presenter 4. See what’s new in Articulate Presenter 5!
Articulate Presenter includes a built-in feature to record your own narration (Articulate -> Record Narration). This is our recommended approach for most users, which will result in high-quality audio that’s optimized for speech.
Articulate Presenter also has the ability to import existing .WAV and .MP3 files, though we suggest the former for best results. If you’re importing .MP3 files, don’t forget to keep these guidelines in mind, since Flash has certain limitations about settings. Also, not all .MP3 files are created equally, so in rare cases, even though you may be using one of the Flash-supported settings, you may still experience difficulty with your .MP3s.
Enter third-party editing software, which comes in handy not only for decoding your .MP3 files to .WAV, but also for creating more advanced audio files that you can import via Articulate Presenter into your e-learning course or presentation. Perhaps you want to clean up your speech track or mix some background music in with your speech (one track per slide). Or perhaps you just want to adjust the levels of audio you or your contractor have recorded.
For basic/beginner audio editing, we recommend Audacity, which is a free editor.
For more advanced/professional-level audio editing, we recommend SoundForge.
Whatever tool you choose, you’ll have the best results by exporting a .WAV file then importing via Articulate Presenter to the corresponding slide.