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  • Voice-Over recording issues (not an echo problem)

  • Deacon O’Connor

    June 6, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Hello I’m new here, but careful not to waste people’s time so I did a voice-over search prior to posting and I was unable to find anything under 10yrs old within the first 15 pages of searches that had anything to do with what I’m facing.


    I’m running a Mac min with Monterey 12.2.1 and using Adobe Premier Pro


    When I try to do voice over within APP I do what multiple youtube tutorials have laid out.

    1. Day one of trouble shooting: I open the Audio Track mixer, and I set my cursor where I want to VO to begin in my sequence. I click the “R” to enable recording on the Audio 3 track where I want my VO to go. The R never lights up red like each tutorial says. I tried switching through a usb mic, a mic through my audio jack and a bluetooth headset. None allowed me to get the track set to recording. When I try to record a VO, I get my 3 second countdown and then the program behaves like it is recording, but I have no levels. When I stop the recording, I have a green file in my sequence as if it recorded the entire time, but absolutely no audio.

    2. Day two of trouble shooting: I used my Zoom hand-held recorder as a mic through the audio jack. APP says I can use a zoom as a mic and I’ve done it before with my current system setup. The “R” now lights up red when I click it in the Audio Track Mixer or on the A3 of the Sequence. After that, everything that happened in day 1 is still happening.

    3. Day three I had a professional animator who uses APP to take a look while I was on Google Meet sharing my screen. They have audio editing skills (but do not use the VO feature) and they played around for a half hour and could not figure out why I had no levels at all.

    4. Signed in today to get images for you and after unplugging the zoom I got an alert for my audio configuration. the only thing I changed was unplugging the zoom and reattaching my external speaker.

    Any suggestions? Every tutorial I find addresses getting rid of the system echo that sometimes occurs when people try to do a direct VO. They also show you how to enable recording on a track (R button). That’s it. My mics are being recognized by APP in the drop down menus.

  • Deacon O’Connor

    August 3, 2022 at 5:06 am

    I finally found a solution. The Hz of my headphones, mic and external speakers were all different. Even though they are not all technically working simultaneously, when doing voiceover all three are engaged and have to be the same.

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