Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Learn Something New Every Day

Several readers noticed that my wife's otherwise pretty good narration on the background checks video had some room noise.  So re-record with better mike?  No. This video shows how to use Audacity's noise reduction effect to clean up the track.  You select a silent part of the track, and Noise Reduction uses that room noise to subtract from the rest of the track.  Very clever.  I will put up the noise reduced form shortly.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

A good improvement, but the sound still isn't as direct as it should be with a headset mic. I'm wondering, if this was done on a laptop computer, if the headset was really selected in the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Recording tab when the recording was made. It still sounds like an on-board microphone to me.