When I screen record directly from the desktop camtasia 9 is doing something strange to the audio, highly amplified, echoing (almost like a cheap "room" effect) and unusable. This doesn't make any sense.
Hello Dan. Can you give more information on what mic you are using and if possible a link to the video so we can hear the audio ? If you are using the built in mic you will have all kinds of abnormalities in the sound as it can pick up the noises from the computer.
Also, if you are using a USB Headset Mic which I would recomend an external mic over a built-in then it could be the environement and picking up background noises in your recording from the room.space that you are recording in. And if the level(s) are not setup correctly you can find distortion/amplified sound(s) in some cases. If it has an echo to it that can sometimes be coming from the walls so are you in a room that has an echo when you speak without recording ? That can also be caused sometimes from what is known as a doubled voice effect that makes it sound like you were recording from two mics or it could also come from possible feedback. Let us know and these are just some ideas for you. Like I stated if possible try to upload the video with the sound you are having trouble with and provide more information on your recording setup as far as the room and mic you are using. There is also the possibility of room ambience which can cause problems in some situations.
Hope this helps you a little bit and look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks for posting and have a great day/night.