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    Audacity +Best settings for recording speech

    I'm currently working on doing a couple of short demos of Windows 8 using Camtasia studio. The problem I have is that the voice track is awful. Lots of noise, echoey voice etc. So I decided to record the voice track using Audacity, which has improved things...slightly. What can I do to improve the capture quality, or clean it up afterwards within Audacity? I've had a look at their forums and advice bounces around the place with nothing really being the answer I was looking for.
    I'm capturing my voice using a Speedlink Medusa MX 5.1 headset mic which in normal operation works wonderfully, just not for this
    Any help will be much appreciated as I've spent a day doing this now with no real joy and it's beginning to irk me.

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    I have to add that I have a Realtek HD audio chipset on my PC, not a seperate sound card. Could this be causing issues I wonder?

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    are you boosting the mic signal in the sound driver software as well and Audacity as it might be you are "overdriving" the signal and creating the hiss.

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    No. There are no boosting options set.

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    echoey voice might also be a sound effect which the realtek software can put on inputs had something like this before on realtek audio pc's but if everything is standard i doubt it is this

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    Well, I've just used Audacity on the office Mac, and it records wonderfully. I suspect it's the PC's Realtek Chipset. I'll do the voice track on here I think.

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