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Camtasia Studio 8 – Advanced Editing and Publishing Techniques by Mathew Dixon, Claire Broadley

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Preparing to record a voice-over

Various factors affect the quality and consistency of voice-over recordings. In Camtasia Studio, we can add effects but it's best to get the source audio right in the first instance. The factors are given as follows:

  • We often don't pay attention to the qualities and tones in our own voices, but they can and do change. From day to day, your tone of voice can subtly change. Air temperature, illness, or mood can affect the way your voice sounds in a recording.
  • In addition, the environment we use to record a voice-over can have a dramatic effect on the end result. Some rooms will give your voice natural reverb; others will sound very dead.
  • The equipment we use will affect the recording. For example, different microphones ...

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