Sometimes you might need to read a short story into the microphone and use a beautiful melody as background for it, or you recorded yourself playing the piano and would like to leave some notes within the created audio file. All that you can easily do using the AVS Audio Editor program.

Step 1: Download and install AVS Audio Editor

Click here to get it. After the download is finished, run the AVSInstallPack.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

Step 2: Run AVS Audio Editor and select an audio track for editing

First of all run AVS Audio Editor. To do that find the corresponding program icon on your desktop and double-click it. If you unchecked the Create desktop icon box during the installation, you can run the program from the Start menu. Please follow Start > All Programs > AVS4YOU > Audio > AVS Audio Editor.

After the program was launched, click the upper area of the Open... button. The Open File(s) window will pop up to let you browse for the needed audio file. As soon as you find it, double-click the file and it will be loaded into the program.

Step 3: Adjust recording settings

As soon as the audio file is loaded, open the Record tab to be able to adjust recording settings.

Here you can quickly adjust general recording settings: select and test an input device, set its balance and gain. If you press the Advanced button of the Recording Options group you will be able to configure the same parameters and some additional recording settings.

After that the Recording tab of the Options window will appear. In the Input dropdown list select your microphone connected to the microphone input of your computer sound card.

Note: you can enable or disable the needed device and adjust its properties directly from the program interface using the Windows recording control button to open the window with the list of Windows recording devices.

After selecting the microphone you can adjust the following recording settings:

  • Balance - set the difference of the sound volume between the right and the left channel;
  • Gain - set the loudness of the device input;
  • Recording Mode - choose the way you want to record new audio: you can either overwrite the original sound or mix it with the recorded audio;
  • Recording Path - specify the file where the recorded audio will be saved to. As you need to add your recording into the existing file select the Start recording to the current file option.

Pressing the Advanced... button of the opened tab you can open the Advanced Properties window where you can adjust some advanced settings depending on your microphone model. You should consult your hardware documentation for more details on these settings.

Note: some settings can be disabled depending on the operating system installed on your computer, your sound card and your microphone device.

Step 4: Test your microphone

After adjusting the recording settings test your microphone to make sure it works properly. To do that click the Test Input button.

Speak in a normal tone of voice. You do not have to talk directly into the microphone, just speak normally. You will know the microphone picked you up because you will see the blue lines inside a special box move and change shape. Each line corresponds to a channel.

When you are through making your test, press the Stop Test button. Then click the OK button to apply the changes made and close the Options window.

Step 5: Record your voice over the selected audio track

Now you can begin recording your voice. To do that click the Start the recording button at the bottom of the program window. The recording process will begin.

The Volume Indicators on the right display whether or not the level of the signal coming from your microphone is strong enough during recording.

As soon as you finish the recording process, press the Stop the recording button at the bottom of the program window and the recording process will be stopped.

Note: you can also use buttons from the Recording Controls group on the top of the program window to manage the recording process.

Now you can play back the resulting audio file. To do that click the Go to Previous Marker button to play back the audio track from the very beginning and then press the Play button. If you are not satisfied with the result, you can click the Undo button situated at the Edit tab to undo the last editing action.

That's all! So easily you can record your voice over the selected audio track.