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Top Tips on How to Record Voice Audio

Between all the viral TikTok videos out there, the countless YouTube tutorials, and other video content populating our digital worlds, it’s safe to say that everyone has seen videos featuring a voice-over. As important as subtitles are, there’s definitely something to be said about recording your voice to help explain a concept to your audience, demonstrate a new digital tool, or any other message you can think of. But for those or you who are relatively new to video making or simply don’t consider yourself tech-savvy, you might be wondering how to record audio and how to change your voice in a recording. 

 

That’s where we come in. In this article, we’re going to show you how to record your voice so that the next time you go to create content, you’ll feel like a seasoned pro. Take a look:

How to Record Voice Audio on a PC 

 

Recording a video with audio on a PC is super easy. In fact, Windows 10 has a feature explicitly crafted for it! As a bonus, your final recording will automatically be saved as an MP4 file, which will let you easily upload it wherever you want in just a few minutes. Just follow these two steps to get started: 

 

  • Under Settings, head to the “Game Bar” section underneath “Gaming.”
  • Find the switch that says: “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game Bar.” Turn it on.

 

To start recording, press the “Win” and “G” buttons to open the Game Bar and click “Start Recording.” Now you can make a video with voice audio using your audio recorder!

How to Record Voice Audio on a Mac

 

Don’t worry Mac users, we see you! If you’re using a Mac, these steps to record voice audio couldn’t be more straightforward. Simply follow these easy instructions to get started making videos using your Mac’s built-in voice recorder

 

 

  1. Open the Quicktime app and select the option to start a new screen recording.
  2. Click the screen once to begin recording its entirety, or click-and-drag to select the area you want to be recorded.
  3. Make sure your voice is being recorded by double-checking your Sound Output settings in Quicktime. If the proper source is selected, you’re all set to hit “record.”

 How to Record Discord Audio 

Next, let’s move on to one of the most popular uses for voice recorders: Discord. Whether you’re using the application to chat with friends or easily communicate during a gaming session, Discord is pretty much the ultimate go-to when it comes to connecting with others online. Not to mention, its comprehensive video-sharing abilities make it a major draw for anyone who has a passion for sharing audio clips, screenshots, gameplay, and more.

 

 That being said, it’s only natural that you may be wondering how to record sounds and voice audio on Discord. From planning a live stream on YouTube with a voice changer to having a few clips saved for future reference, learning this trick will allow you to experiment with any kind of video you can think of.

 

Now, here’s the good news: With Voicemod, recording audio from Discord couldn’t be easier. Transform your voice in real-time with our AI voices or any of our other 110+ voice filters for an unforgettable sound experience. Sounds awesome, right? If you want to learn how to record audio on Discord, here’s the only guide you’ll ever need.

 

 

First, to use Voicemod’s real-time voice changer in Discord, follow these steps:

 

  • Make sure that Voicemod is set up correctly on your device and configured to your microphone source.
  • Open the Discord app and head over to “User Settings.” Next, look for the “Voice & Video” section and click on it.
  • Confirm that Voicemod’s microphone (Voicemod Virtual Audio Device, or WDM) is set as your input device. Your headphone or speakers should be set as the output device.

And to record your voice using our voice changer on Discord, all you’ll need is a tool like Audacity or OBS.

Top 3 Free Audio Recorders 

Now, it wouldn’t be fair for us to ignore some other excellent options that you can use to make videos. If you don’t think you’ll be in need of an audio recorder that often, check out some of these free options below: 

 

GarageBand

Created by Apple, GarageBand does much more than just look pretty: It’s also one of the most functional voice recorders out there. Keep in mind that you’ll be restructured to just a few basic features when using the free version. But it’s worth using if you only need to record a small snippet of audio. 

 

Audacity
Crafted primarily for beginners, Audacity is another solid choice if you need a simple audio recorder–and you don’t mind using something that still looks like it was made in the early 2000s.

Hya-Wave
Learning how to record audio doesn’t get much simpler than Hya-Wave. Simply type the name into your favorite browser, click on the website, and get started with your audio recordings.

 

Top Tips for Recording Voice Audio 

So, you’ve installed the Voicemod desktop app, you understand how to record audio on your device, and you’re eager to start recording. But, before you get started, take some time to look over the following tips to make sure you get the best quality recording possible: 

 

  1. Control Your Microphone Distance
    If you’re speaking loudly, keep your microphone at a further distance. For quieter parts, bring it closer to keep your voice at a consistent volume.
  2. Manage Pops
    Microphones are sensitive to the “pops” our mouths make when pronouncing Ps and Bs. Manage these volume bursts by adjusting your distance and angle to decrease their intensity.
  3. Avoid Breathing into the Mic
    Breaths sound extra clear when picked up by a microphone. Try turning away each time you take a breath to avoid distracting from your voice.

💡Read more on some of our favorite microphones on a budget for tips on how to buy the best microphone for your needs. 

Now that you know how to record a voice like a pro, you can start creating audio and video content while taking advantage of all the features Voicemod has to offer. If you’re an established content creator, be sure to check out our Partnership Program to see how you can take your career to the next level! Otherwise, if you’re just in the content creation business for fun, have a blast recording and getting creative with your sound.

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