voice narration parts have different tone and volume

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Hello
since i am not experienced and talented in recording guide clips while speaking, i record the video in silence and then add the audio, also in parts, my problem is the parts volume and tone sometimes different, my noob question is if there a way to match all the parts to be same tone and volume?
Thank you in advance
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Could you be more specific please ? Which version of Camtasia are you using and when you say you add the audio parts later how are you recording those audio sections. Are you using the voice narration in Camtasia or another audio software ? What settings are you using for the audio for example are you using 44,100 HZ or the 48,000 HZ ?

If you are using the Camtasia Voice Narration and saving those independent audio recordings to a .wav format then you could try using the using the Audio Effects>Volume Leveling on each of those selections for the different audio parts you import into your video.

These are just a few suggestions until we can get more information and if possible can you upload a video to allow us to see and hear what you are hearing ? Thanks for posting and hope to hear back. Have a great day/night.
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Thank you sir, i am using Camtasia 2018.07 and recording my audio using Camtasia only
with a blue snowball microphone set by the computer , and i guess it happens for the reason i change position and tone, so i wanted to know if there is an artificial way to correct it.
i dont see a way to add the Camtasia file so here is the YouTube link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ZeBr3bEwQ&t=3s
hope it's ok
Thank you very much for the fast response )
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In addition to volume leveling, which is probably the best way to do it, you can also try dragging the audio volume handles up/down to match other clips.  The volume level is that horizontal line that you see in the green audio part of your movie.  
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Thank you  very much doug, i tried and used it, but i guess my voice change is too difficult to be corrected ))
here is the link to the clip i made, will be great to get comments from you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ZeBr3bEwQ&t=3s
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Camtasia can help with volume, but for the tone you will need to try to "eq" it.  EQ helps change the bass and treble parts of you recording.  I use Adobe Audition, but I know that people like Audacity which is free.  
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Thank you doug, i downloaded Audacity (Adobe is to pro for me now), i will take a look at Audacity, but i guess it will be much better to organize  my recording area so the audio parts won't be so different and it will be easier to handle this.
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You are so right about that.  If you start with good consistent recordings, you don't need to do much to "fix" them later.  We all learn this way!  Good luck!
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Hello there Amir Leibovitz

I think you’ll find this YouTube video by Mike Russell I’m going to post quite helpful. I myself, am an Adobe audition user. I’ve been utilizing Mike’s Adobe Audition techniques for years.

This tutorial covers how to make your voice sound better. However, through the process of improving the sound of your voice. Subtle tone shifts in your voice disappear.

Doing this requires a number of steps. With one click of a button, I apply all of those steps in Adobe audition.

You can do the same thing using Audacity. I am also going to post a video of how you create chains in Audacity. This will give you the ability to import your audio into Audacity. Then with one click, you can process your audio 100 percent.

Audacity is a decent audio program; it’s capable of a lot of things. Its controls are a little clunky and it’s no Adobe Audition. But it can satisfy the needs of most Camtasia users.

As long as the tonal changes in your voice are subtle. This technique should be all you need to correct it. Plus, volume levels will match and I think you’re like the overall sound much better.






If your curious what it looks like in Audition



Regards,Joe



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Thank you Joe, i will definitely check it
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There is a very simple and effective tool for volume leveling called "The Levelator". It's also free! I've been using it for a while and I'm very pleased with the results.

While it does a great job of volume leveling, it won't correct tonal changes, which is something I struggle with because my voice changes a lot. I haven't tried using the equalizer capability in Audacity yet, but I may do that today.

UPDATE: I just took a look in Audacity and while it appears that you can equalize individual clips, there doesn't appear to be a function that will equalize an entire track and even out the tonal variations. Perhaps someone here with more Audacity experience can comment on this.
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Ah!, forgot about the Levelator.  I know a lot of podcasters use it.  I recall that it is especially good if you have a lot of audio files to change all at one time.  Thanks!
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What I typically do is export the audio so it's all one track, then run that through the Levelator. After re-importing it, I can fine-tune any sections by splitting the track and making adjustments. However, I rarely need to do this.