How to Make a Voice-Over

If you’re working on a how-to video, need to voice a screencast, make a video podcast, or record an audiobook, a voice-over is a common technique that helps with it all. The problem is that voice-overs often sound unprofessional and not clear enough, which might ruin even the best idea. Voice-overs are vital if you want to deliver visual information effectively and engage your listener in your story.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps of making a voice-over right in your bedroom studio with Waveroom, an easy-to-use recording platform designed specifically for podcasting, interviewing, and voice-over recording. Waveroom captures audio in high quality at 48 kHz in uncompressed WAV, even if the Internet connection is unstable or lost during the session.

Follow these steps to record a high-quality voice-over for a video, podcast, or audiobook:

  1. Find a quiet place before the recording to avoid any background noise and ambient sounds.
  2. Log in or sign up to your Waveroom account.
  3. Click the Create a Room button (+ in the top left corner). The room will be your virtual recording studio.
  4. Connect a microphone to your computer. It will help you get top-notch quality results. We recommend you use a USB or XLR microphone; an in-built mic might not be enough to provide optimal sound quality.
  5. If you previously recorded with Waveroom, click + at the top left corner to create a new recording room. If you’re a new user, skip this step.
  6. Head over to the Record tab and disable video recording by toggling it off.
  7. (Optional) Enable additional features in the AI tab. Toggle on Remove Noise to cancel out extraneous sounds, Transcribe Speech to convert speech to text, and/or Create Summary to summarize what’s been said during the recording.
  8. Click the Start Test Record button to check how you’re going to sound, or go right to Start Meeting to start recording.
  9. When you’re done, click the Stop button to end the recording session.

Wait a few seconds until the recording is saved. Once you see the Upload Completed notification at the bottom right corner, click the X sign to leave the room.

After that, you will be taken to a page with a list of all recordings. Here, you can play and download them.

💡Tip: You can apply AI features to your recordings if you skipped this step before recording. At the bottom of the page, click Denoise to remove background noise from the audio, click Transcription to transcribe the audio to text, and/or click Summary to create an overview of the key points of your recording.

That’s it! Your audio recordings are saved in the highest possible quality. Now you can edit the voice-over if needed, add it to your video, or promote it as an audiobook.

Voice-Over Recording

How to Make a Voice-Over

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