Three Audio Sections, Seperation help?

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So I am recording games with a friend, we call on skype and talk with both of our mics, and I record the games we play and then edit them for my youtube channel. My problem so far is that when he is talking sometimes it's too quiet for the video and sometimes it is normal and I can't tell the difference until I'm editing. Is there a way I can record with camtasia 9 (instead of bandicam now) and split up the Game audio, My mic audio, and My friend's mic audio up to edit them all accordingly? I understand enough on recording the .trec files and splitting them up into game audio and mic audio, but the game audio is mixed with my friend's mic. Is there any way around this or should I just turn up skype volume before we play and hope for the best?

Thanks to anyone who helps, or tries to, Thor knows I've tried.
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ExpertNovice

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I don't know about C9 but look for Enable Volume Leveling.

In CS8.

  • Select audio tracks
  • Audio tab
  • open Media properties
  • Enable volume leveling


This method worked when I was talking to my Granddaughter in Skype.

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Damn sadly I dont have CS8. I couldn't find anything called Volume Leveling everywhere I looked. But thanks for trying to help I appreciate it!
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Dean,

It's located under the "Audio" tab. You can drag and drop it to the track you want to apply it to. If the properties panel is open, you will see the controls for adjusting that effect there.

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Regards,Joe

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Let us know if it works for you.
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Sorry I tried that too but it wasn't what I was trying to change, what I'm trying to do is keep my mic and game sound the same, and changing my friend's voice sound. But all of those audio parts are in one file and I can't islolate one audio part to do that. By the way I really like the help so far, I've discovered a few more cool tools in camtasia thanks to you guys. thanks
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Doesn't select the track with your friend's voice and raising the volume work?

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Camtasia will not be able to do what you want, at least all of it.

You can record your mic and it will be on a separate track but your game sound and your friends mic will be combined because it is being captured through your speaker/system sound and can not be separated.

NOTE: You will also have to record your game in window mode as Camtasia will not record games in full screen.

Something you may be able to do (don't know if it will work) is to try recording Skype (audio only) with a Skype call recording software. Google it, there are many choices and record just the game and its sound with Camtasia or a program of your choice. XSplit (non-affiliate) is a good game play recorder.

Here's the thing... The Skype recorder would have to just capture the Skype conversation. May take some research and testing. Also depending on your system, performance may lag running so much :-(

Anyway Good luck and let us know if you find a solution

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thanks, that makes more sense now, I will have to record his mic separately for it to work. Thought there was a way around it in the editor, sadly no.
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How about this?  Have your friend record the game sounds and you record both microphones.  Theirs will be lower but that is easily corrected, as mentioned earlier.  Get their recording and put it all together?

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These suggestions are great from everyone. Camtasia will not directly do what you would like to unfortunately. There are other devices and equipment that would work but not necessarily cheap in my experience. There are digital mixers and audio interfaces etc. that could be hooked up and do the recordings but the cost of all that is not worth it in my opinion and I use some of the equipment like an Analog Mackie Mixer and Roldan R-05 Digital Recorder, Noisegate, Compressor, Limiter, etc. but that is because I record my own guitar and friends instruments and vocals too. I do no kind of gaming so it is not setup for that. If you do some searching on Google you can find more information on these sorts of things. Just wanted to share my input and suggestions. Keep us updated on what you come up with for what you do as this a great subject.

Cheers ~ Fred.
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Thanks, yeah the way I have managed to fix this so far is by going to volume mixer in the sound settings and turning skype way up to make my friends voice louder. Sadly I can't change this after the recording but before is good enough for me. Hope this helps somebody and thanks a lot for all the advice.