How to Record Audio on PowerPoint (3 Easy Steps)
Last Updated on December 30, 2020 by Robert Jackson
If standing in front of a group of people and giving a presentation is not something you’re good at, you can choose to record a voice-over for your PowerPoint slices amid preparation. With the narration, whenever you’re about to deliver a presentation, just open the PowerPoint file and let it run automatically.
Moreover, when your audiences are not around, a PowerPoint file with narration will be the perfect option for a remote presentation. Simply send the file to your audiences, and as long as they open it, the narration will start to run so that a presentation with time and space limit can be easily done.
Also, if you’re expected to make your PowerPoint slides more attractive, try to add some nice background music or sound effects.
In the tutorial, you will find 2 simple ways to record audio on your PowerPoint as narration or background music.
How to add audio on a PowerPoint slide
If you want to add narration or background music to a single Powerpoint slide, you can use the built-in audio recorder on Microsoft PowerPoint or a third-party audio recorder.
Method 1 Record/Add audio with PowerPoint’s built-in recording tool
PowerPoint supports its users to record voice just through the in-app recording tool. You can simply record your voice and add it to your slide.
Step 1 Prepare for the recording
First, open your PowerPoint file and locate the slide which you plan to add voice on.
Step 2 Start recording
Then, go to the toolbar and select Insert > Audio.
From the Audio tab, you can find 2 options, Audio on My PC and Record Audio.
Step 3 Modify the added audio file
After you insert an audio file to a slide, you will see a speaker icon in the thumbnail. Click it, a new module will appear on the Menu – Audio Tool. From this newly appeared module, you can see two main options, Format and Playback.
On Format, you can change the appearance of the icon and beautify it, including:
On Playback, you can edit the audio file, like:
These are basically all the tricks for you to record audio on PowerPoint with the built-in recorder.
Method 2 Record audio with Aiseesoft Screen Recorder when PowerPoint isn’t recording audio
Aiseesoft Screen Recorder will be a perfect alternative when your PowerPoint is not recording audio. Also, it’s also the optimal choice for a high-quality narration.
Want to make your PowerPoint more productive, try the following steps.
Step 1 Download Aiseesoft Screen Recorder on your PC for free
Step 2 Record audio for your PowerPoint slide
Launch the program and choose Audio Recorder on the interface.
On the Audio Recorder window, to record a voice-over, you need to turn off the System Sound option and keep the Microphone option on.
Then, click REC or press the hotkey – Ctrl + Alt + S, to initiate recording. A panel will pop out to show you the length and size of the audio file. Just speak to your microphone and the software will record your voice losslessly.
To take a break, click the Pause button and click again to resume. Press Ctrl + Alt + S or click Stop to end the process, a pop-out window will show up where you can preview the audio and clip it.
Click Save to store the audio file on a custom destination.
Step 4 Insert the audio
Now, you have a perfect audio file on your computer that you can insert into your PowerPoint slide.
Open your PowerPoint file and select a specific slide. Go to toolbar > Insert > Audio > Audio on My PC, select the audio file you just record.
In this case, you can record a high-quality narration for your PowerPoint.
Above are the skills of record narration on your Powerpoint slides, you can simply apply to the PowerPoint built-in audio recorder or utilize for Aiseesoft Screen Recorder for a decent audio capture.