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Quickly Remove Background Noise in Your Recordings with Audacity

After all, the secret to making great audio recordings is no secret at all. All you have to do is record in a good acoustic environment, use a decent microphone, adjust the recording levels correctly, and position the microphone at the right distance and angle.

Of course, you need to do some research on what is the correct methodology, but the point is, good recordings happen at the time of recording. Once you start fixing mistakes in a post, a whole world of pain awaits you.

However, even the best audio recording will have some flaws that need to be corrected. The most common of these is background noise. For example, the noise of an air conditioner may be heard. Fortunately, in most cases this is fairly easy to fix with the free and open source audio editor Audacity.

Boldly remove background noise

To get started, record directly with Audacity or import an audio file. Anyway, when the sound is loaded into Audacity, you should see something like this.

Now on the timeline select the background sound section.

Now click Effect and then Noise Reduction

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This window will appear.

Just click “Get Noise Profile”

This will take you back to the main window. Now select the entire entry. Then click Effect and then Noise Reduction.

This time, just click OK. The default settings are suitable for most recordings. If you want to fine-tune the parameters, you can use the preview button to see how each parameter affects things.

Your recording should now sound much cleaner. If you have artifacts such as floating or unintentional background images, it is best to remove them by selecting this section of the recording and using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + I replacing it with silence. Your recording should now sound much more professional!

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