Best software equalizer

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I'm using Camtasia for voice narration (YouTube videos) with a USB mic. I'd like to find a software equalizer to improve the sound quality of my voice.  Any suggestions?

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LARTHURL

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Fred Grover, Champion

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I am not sure what your recording area is when you record. For example your background noises, computer noises, dogs barking etc. But, if you want to look at a software that has some better options for EQ, Compression, Etc. then I would look into Audacity which is free or if you want a paid software then Adobe Audition or any DAW Software would work. I personally use PreSonus Studio One as my DAW and it does some great things. But, if free is what you want Audacity is more than stable and a great option. There are plenty of tutorials online for using Audacity and the other software that I mentioned to take a look at the feautre and how they work.

Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.
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When I use Audacity for Camtasia audio, my routine under the Filter menu is a) Reduce noise, b) EQ to boost bass, and c) Compression to normalize levels. To my tin ear, it produces near-professional results.
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I do reduce noise and compression now within Camtasia. Really helps get rid of breath noises e.g.   I would like to boost the base to give my voice more bottom end. Wouldn't it be great if Camtasia had EQ built in as another Audio Effect?  Are you listening TechSmith? 
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LARTHURL - I have a small boom mic and keeping it under my chin elliminates all breathing sounds. Also, if you have Windows 10, there are 8 or 10 free "equalizer" apps.
Some do cost $$, but also do instrument and voice synthesizing. That might be fun?

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Hello LARTHURL  Here's a post I did on this topic:
 https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/suggestion-to-increase-the-quality-of-narration-tracks-in-camtasia-videos

I still feel that the best audio speaking quality is going to come from a feature where one can redo the audio track. Especially if you're making YouTube videos, unless you are creating and uploading them in real time, and I'm not sure YouTube even allows this. pg