One of the challenges of recording any kind of content (video or audio) to be distributed on the internet or a intranet is getting a good natural sounding “take”.
I came across this nice Camtasia audio article by Lon Naylor on capturing multiple attempts of the same audio to get a really natural “take” to be mixed or added to a longer audio sequence later. The included youtube video is a great example of this (I’ve also included this video below). The video also shows great microphone and pop filter placement.
This makes a lot of sense, once a person reads a script and gets comfortable with the content or phrase, repeating it will sound more natural the next time (also any nuances or word emphasis would be worked out by hearing yourself). By the 3rd attempt it should sound good.
Thanks for the article and pointer to the youtube video Lon.
Direct link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t926G1FFzL4