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How to Record Gameplay Audio and Commentary at the Same Time

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Sep 13, 2021• Proven solutions

If you are going to be releasing a streamed version of your gameplay video you may be interested in recording voice to play over top of game audio. Sound recording and then dubbing the sounds on top of the gameplay can be a difficult task especially if you aren't that familiar with recording game audio and film editing. In this article, we'll discuss some of the main setup steps for recording voice and game audio at the same time.

To begin with the setup you will need a microphone, recording program and a set of quality headphones at a minimum.

  • Quality headphones
  • A sound recording program
  • Microphone
  • Editing programs

A top-quality editing software that can merge together the footage as well as the audio will help to ensure that you can professionally edit the video after you are done.

How to Record Gameplay Audio and Commentary

Getting started with recording game audio as well as voice audio involves using the right program. Two of the most popular programs available for recording voice and game audio at the same time are Wondershare DemoCreator, Fraps and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) .

1 Wondershare DemoCreator

Wondershare DemoCreator is a powerful but easy-to-use screen recorder & video editor. Some of its main features include recording high paced games at up to 120 fps, recording screen and webcam simultaneously. Apart from that it's also a handy video editor tool, with which you will be able to do basic editing, add annotations/text/callouts and more. Download the free trial version below.

2 Fraps

Fraps is a paid license audio recording program that can be easily set up to start recording both sound from the game and from your microphone. Make sure install Fraps on your computer before start.

Step 1. Plug in your microphone and headphones or your gaming headset and set audacity to record directly from your sound card.

Step 2. Start up Fraps and begin by clicking the movies tab. From here you can create a button that will initialize recording. Usually the start record button is F9 by default.


Step 3. Start up your game and hit record on audacity as well as in Fraps.

When you have completed playing hit stop recording in both and using Wondershare Filmora to merge together the audio that you recorded from audacity and the video you recorded from Fraps.

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3 Open Broadcaster Software

OBS Studio is a recording program that can be used to create video walk-throughs and it's entirely free to use with an open-source function.

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To begin using this software you just need to install it from the website. After it is installed you can download the software for your OS and set up the main dimensions for recording.


Step 1. After setting up the part of the screen that will be captured, you will set the sources for capture on audio. Scenes and sources will allow you to change the resolution and the quality of the video as well as the focus on audio. Be sure to pick out your soundcard for audio record and then make sure that your microphone is plugged in so that you can record yourself speaking into the mic over the game sound FX.

Step 2. Get the game sound levels right and make sure you can speak over them by doing a few cast recordings.

Once you are satisfied you can just click start recording, begin playing your game and then choose an upload or save button when your recording is complete.

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Max Wales
Max Wales is a writer and a lover of all things video.