Recording your voice over a song is the desire of many professional or amateur singers. What you need is a Karaoke Recorder software.
Kanto Karaoke is the best Karaoke Recorder software (for PC and Mac OS X) to combine voice and music. It has a user-friendly interface and allows you to easily import a song (audio file), record your voice and export your recording to mp3 format.
First of all download and install Kanto Karaoke on your PC or Mac OS X:
This is the screenshot of the main window:
To start recording your voice over a song (audio file), follow these 3 simple steps:
Step 1. At the bottom left of the software, there is a drop-down menu. From it select your “Microphone” as input device.
Step 2. Open the song and start playing it. Then click on the RED circular button in the player to start the voice over song recording. You’ll see the following icon at the top left of the screen
(in some circumstances may not appear this icon, but the registration will be done)
Step 3. At the end of the song, click on the RED button to stop recording. On the left side of the program, you’ll see a new entry in the ” Recordings” module. Make double click on it to open the destination folder where you will find the mp3 file of your recording.
During the recording (so only after you click on the recording button) you can change the input volume of your microphone or add effects (e.g Echo, Reverb, etc…) or adjust music volume or mic delay (latency).
Mic delay occurs when you have a noticeable lag between the recorded audio and your computer’s processing of the input. With Kanto Karaoke you can anticipate the microphone voice (default value is -120 ms) with the music in order to obtain a perfect synchronization between voice and music in the output file.
Note for microphone level in Windows: please go in the microphone properties in the windows control panel and check the mic level (it should be the same of the input volume of the program) and the microphone boost (low value recommended).
Notes for Recording Settings on MAC OS X
In the MAC version you have to pay attention to the microphone volume. In fact, first of all, make sure that the microphone volume is turned up in the sound system settings: go to SYSTEM PREFERENCES> SOUND> select the INPUT tab and increase the volume of your microphone:
Then open Kanto player and follow these steps:
- Select you microphone in the Device dropdown menu at the bottom left
- Play a song and click on the red button in the player, you will see a mic icon in the karaoke top screen
- During recording you can adjust the input (mic) and music volumes. Make multiple tests to find the right settings.
NOTE: The Free Version of Kanto Karaoke allows you to record max for 1 minute.
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