Voice Recording Advice
by flingwing - 11/17/11 8:46 PM
I am trying to record voice narration for a PowerPoint presentation training program.
Currently, I am working with Audacity 1.3 (free) recording program and a relatively inexpensive Genius microphone all on a Lenovo laptop running Windows XP.
Try as I might, I cannot record a rich, clear, baritone sound on the software/hardware setup. My voice always seems to playback with a somewhat "tinny" sound as if I were speaking into a tin can. My natural speaking voice is not high and squeaky, so I assume it could be the gear I'm using.
Does anyone have any advice about good recording settings to use or how to use a *combination* of Audacity's sound-editing effects to get a better result? Using those post-recording effects in Audacity, I have tried to adjust the recorded clips but nothing seems to improve the sound of the narration.
Otherwise, perhaps someone knows of a better mic to use? For example, in a 5-year-old post in a CNET Forum, someone suggested switching to a USB mic from (I guess) a regular "jack-style" mic. Is that right: are USB mics better? Unfortunately, I can't spend a lot of money for a new mic right now.
Any ideas will be appreciated.