Static noise can be a frustrating problem when recording audio. It can ruin an otherwise perfect recording. Need help in getting rid of them?
If you are not regularly cleaning your headphone’s audio jack and audio devices, dust and debris will cause static noise when recording your Audio. In case these statics are present in our audio and you don’t have time to recreate it, Audacity is here to the rescue!
In this blog post, I’ll show you how to get rid of static noise in Audacity, a free and open-source digital audio workstation.
Step 1: Get a Noise Profile
The first step is to help Audacity recognize the noise you want to be removed by identifying the noise floor of the different frequencies that make up the noise. To do this, select a sample of the static using the Selection Tool.
Then, go to the “Effect” menu, select “Noise Reduction,” and click on “Get Noise Profile.” This will analyze the selected section and create a noise profile that Audacity can use to remove the static noise from your entire recording.
Step 2: Reduce the Noise
Next, select your entire recording (or the section you want to remove static from) and go back to the “Noise Reduction” effect. This time, put some serious Noise Reduction on the clip and crank up the Sensitivity and Frequency smoothing. Finally, click “OK” to apply the effect to the entire recording. Be careful not to overdo the noise reduction, as this can lead to a loss of quality in your recording.
And that’s it! You just removed static noise in your recording with the help of the Noise Reduction effect inside Audacity.
Static noise can be a frustrating problem when recording audio, but it’s not impossible to eliminate. By getting the noise profile and using Audacity’s built-in noise reduction effect, you can get rid of static noise from your recordings and create a professional and high-quality output.
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