OS: Windows 10 home 10.0.18363 Build 18363
Audacity version: 2.3.3
Hello, I am completely new to this, so apologies in advance. I am new to Audacity and doing anything with audio. I have recently started voice recording to put over gameplay on online videos. I have the following USB condenser microphone:
SUDOTACK professional 192KHZ/24Bit Studio Cardioid Condenser Mic (link to the page where I bought it: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Streaming-Microphone-SUDOTACK-professional-Condenser/dp/B07QXKMGHJ/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=microphone+gaming&qid=1588801077&sr=8-4)
It is currently setup with the arm and the pop filter that fits over the mic, with the cardiod mic pointing toward my face. It is at mouth level and sits slightly off angle, at about 40cm or so away from me.
I recently started producing audio recording and following some audacity guides online. I’ve been using the background noise tool to effective remove background noise quite well, as well as a few plugins (You Wa Shock) to change how it sounds, as well as using the normalisation tool to help produce a more consistent voice over so that my otherwise loud noises don’t deafen the listener.
My concern is the sound of the “sh”, “ch” and to a lesser degree “s” sounds in my voice over.Here is the unedited voice sample including these types of sounds: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17m0wHyIBJ6W7UKsEH5OD1BWjDmD9-UrQ/view?usp=sharing,
and the sample sample post-processing: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MCRqO66u7YkbdBF8drOXlDcVrCDwW1AT/view?usp=sharing.
I honestly can’t tell if the “ch” and “sh” sounds are just the way I naturally speak? Either way, in my edited version, they seem to really stand out and it makes the voice over sound off. I don’t hear these types of effects on other people’s voice over. I was wondering if there is any way to mitigate these “sh” and “ch” sounds that seem over pronounced, and just any general improvements to the audio.
I appreciate any guidance you folks may have : )