Best Voiceover software

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Whats the best software for recording voiceovers?

Ideally I want something that I can easily record multiple version of a sentence then easily discard the ones I don't want.

I tried using camtasia but I found it wasn't good for this as you can hear where the sound files join for some reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimCastleman
    Why not just outsource it?

    I can get people do it for me for pennies on the dollar. Why would you want to do the work others would want to do for so cheap.

    Tim
  • Profile picture of the author HollyStar
    I use sound forge to record. You can do multiple reads and edit the one you like best. It's quick and easy to edit. You can just save the .wav file and then import it into camtasia. It's very simple. I have also used adobe audition, which works well too!
  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    This is going to sound crazy, but a lot depends on the input, sound is all about what goes in and what goes out, I have a semi pro rig setup, and I also have a decent USB condenser, recording using Garage band, Audicity, and Sound Track Pro, you would think that the 900 dollar software would produce superior results, but the funny thing is that I usually have to record with Garage Band, then edit with Audicity, add effects using Sound track pro and finalize using audacity, crazy right but that is the work flow that works best for me,

    One thing I have learned, in recording is that using a sound card, usually generates some noise and USB does not have the over head of a sound card, so you have that plus, If you want to drop some bucks you can use an interface, and a Phantom powered studio condenser, I found my rig on sale at Musicians Friend, I think the total was around 250, but I have compression and lots of toys plus USB directly into the computer, still its not the best, but its a good second,
  • Profile picture of the author newmovies
    if you have money ,just go with timcastleman otherwise if you want to gain knowledge or experience or experiment try with others searching at google.
  • Profile picture of the author charlesburke
    Depending on the quality you need, you might have to go with a pro setup, including expensive condenser mike.

    On the other hand, if you're recording for streaming audio or simple video things, a good headset mike will give you quite acceptable results.

    I've been recording with GoldWave software for more than 10 years now, but Audacity is also excellent (and free). With both of these programs you can easily edit the sound file (as well as filter out the hiss and hum you often get with straight-to-computer recording).

    If you get especially bad hum or line noise with your particular setup, then you may need to use a separate microphone that uses a shielded (coaxial) cable. A good karaoke mike will do the job. Or go to BSWUSA.com ( Professional Studio Equipment for Audio Broadcast, Audio Recording | BSWUSA.com ) and check out their dynamic "field" microphones. They usually run between $20 and $50. I keep a couple of these around when I need better sound for a CD product.

    Cheers from warm and smiling Thailand,
    Charles
  • Profile picture of the author Shazia Mirza
    I use Audacity, it is Open source and amazing at what it does!
  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    Wow, thanks everyone, never knew so many clued up sound engineer here

    I do usually just get someone from voices.com to do my voiceover but I am putting together a series of videos that I want to use to build up a level of familiarity with prospects before I speak to them on the phone.

    I think having my own voice on there will be a big bonus as I hope it will build rapport.

    Going to go now and checkout the free one mentioned and see how well I get on with it.
  • Profile picture of the author markstive
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