Software for Voice Overs?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by 22Tango, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I want to narrate some videos I'll be putting on YouTube. I've found a good USB mic on Ebay but does anybody offer software for the Mac that allows for adjusting the tone, bass for voice over work?

    Thanks,
    22Tango
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Garageband can do that for you. but if you want it to really sound like a pro did it, you may have to use Logic for that.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    USB mic incompatibility w/OS X 10.5.5 ?

    My new Audio-Technica AT2020 USB microphone arrived, I like it a lot, but I am having Hell with it on my iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, running iMovie HD with OS X 10.5.5

    For some strange reason, it works fine on my old 12 inch Powerbook running
    OS X 10.4.11. But, I need to use the iMac for making my movies and doing my voice-overs. (And I need to use iMovie HD, because of my propensity to hate iMovie 08 !)

    When I connect the USB mic to the iMac, I see that the iMac recognizes the AT2020 USB in Preferences in the audio section and I tell it to use this for my audio-in. When in iMovie, after getting the AT2020 up and running, when I click on the record button, I get that blasted colored spinning ball. It runs for several minutes, then without warning, I am able to record a voice-over, but it is hell, having to wait 5 minutes or so, and then be giving no warning that you are about to record audio.

    I could in theory use GarageBand to do my voice-over BUT, it is helpful for me to simply watch my iMovie footage and lay down the narrative "hot" as I am watching my footage. (FYI, I am uploading my old home movie footage I shot in Vietnam when I was a machine gunner at age 19... yep, I'm an old fart these days, but I love my Macs and making movies... :)

    Does anybody have any idea why my iMac and or OS X 10.505 and iMovieHD is giving me fits? If so, be gentle on me with the tech-talk. To me, Kernel Panic is when the Colonel yells at the troops, and all the soldiers get in a panic...
     

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