How Can I make my voice sound better and more clear when recording youtube video

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  1. Entourage_007 profile image85
    Entourage_007posted 6 years ago

    How Can I make my voice sound better and more clear when recording youtube videos?

    How Can I make my voice sound better and more clear when recording youtube videos, I have a mac and I am using an internal mic that is within the laptop.

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I would say get an add on microphone that is top quality.  The mics built in never seem to work well. My Mac is the same way, it sounds almost muffled and I know I don't walk "muffled."

    1. duffsmom profile image60
      duffsmomposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nor do I "talk" muffled!

  3. brianc2k profile image60
    brianc2kposted 6 years ago

    There are two areas I would concentrate on first.  The first is projection an annunciation.  I have hearing aids which compounds the problem.  Begin by making sure you are projecting your voice in the direction of the microphone.  Mind you I said project and not yell.  Second I suggest you slow the pace of your speaking down just enough to be sure you pronounce each word.  Too many speakers rely on people piecing the conversation together from context and not taking time to speak clearly.

    The second area is amplification.  For my training DVDs I learned my microphone set up was not adequate.  I had to borrow, and eventually invested in, a P/A system.  The system was just enough to allow the speakers setting closer for the microphones to pick up.  The added advantage was that the increased volume came from the P/A system and it allowed me to relax my voice.  The P/A also allowed me to add more base with a little reverb (tech terms for adjustments) which actually made my voice sound better. 

    Of course the long term solution, which I also use when I am contracted to lecture, was to invest in a better microphone and port the sound directly into the computer. I hope this helps.  And, I hope others share their opinion so you get a wide range of answers to consider.

  4. grumpiornot profile image84
    grumpiornotposted 6 years ago

    This may sound daft but singers are often advised not to eat dairy products before a concert because the dairy lubricates the throat with phlegm and takes away a certain amount of crispness from your voice. A stuffy nose from milk allergies etc will make you wound nasal and terrible in voice recordings.
    Additionally, as Brian correctly suggests below, enunciation is critical. If you watch video broadcasts of television or radio hosts you will see that their enunciation seems exaggerated - their mouths seem to move more than in everyday people's conversation. It may feel awkward at first, but we are all a bit lazy in how we move our mouths to make words crisp and clear. After a while, enunciating clearly will become habit but you can practise using the record function on your mobile phone and record snippets trying different techniques to make your speech more clear.
    Learning to speak more crisply in particularly helpful in an audio clip because you do not have the benefit of seeing your mouth move and as such, the lip-reading element which is a natural part of comprehending human speech, is removed and your speech needs to be particularly clear.
    Hope this helps a bit...

  5. taazakhabar profile image58
    taazakhabarposted 6 years ago

    Gargle with hot saline water and drink a glass of water before the recording. And use a good quality mike, maintain proper distance from the mike. Apart from that read the text you have to record atleast 2-3 times so that you are not distracted trying to make out what is written and are able to give the right pauses and punches. You cannot change the pitch or tone or your voice much but you can make a big difference by voice modulation, pauses and verbal stress points.

 
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