I’m a new user to Audacity who recently downloaded it in hopes of practicing “voice over” work. I’m a total noob when it comes to things like this… electronics and computers. I know something’s… not a lot, so let me begin with what I do know.
I am using a laptop.
ACER ASPIRE 7736
I don’t know if it has a soundcard which I’ve read you’d need one in order to record sounds on any computer.
As for a mic, well here’s where I guess I fail. I have a cruddy usb mic from a video game that I can use and it does record, but the quality is just awful. So I decided to try using my GOLD PS4 HEADSET which is the best quality mic I have. It sounds way better than the usb mic… but I’m not sure if I should go an alternative route.
When I try messing with Audacity, I have to talk very loud for it to pick up my voice. Even with this being done, I sound muffled. So I started messing with the “effects” drop down menu and started tweaking different things. I can see a slight difference with eliminating background noise, but I just want decent clarity. Is there something in specific I have to toggle in order to achieve this?
I’m sorry if people have asked similar questions already. I tried researching this on “GOOGLE,” but I came up shorthanded. Anything advice would help and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read this post. If you need additional information, please let me know.