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How to remove background noise from a audio clip with audacity

Hello friends, In this article I am going to show you How to remove background noise from a audio clip with audacity. If you are a YouTuber or you make voice over videos and live in a noisy society as of mine than this article will be very helpful for you to make your audio quality much better. You can buy a quality mics which will help to increase your audio, I have wrote an article about 5 best budget mics under 50$, You must check it out if you are trying to improve your audio quality. You can also increase the quality of the mic by reducing background noise with the help of audacity. So without any further ado lets start our steps.

Things needed:

  1. A free Application called Audacity, Click here to download.
  2. A computer (This can’t be done on your mobile phone)

 

Remove Background Noise

For removing background noise of an audio clip You should Follow the following steps. You can also watch the video below and follow the steps as said.

 

Step 1:

First of all open audacity and record a audio by pressing a red circle button as show on the following photo. You should leave the first 5 secs of your recording without speaking to the microphone. The 5 secs of silence is used by audacity to differentiate between your voice and noise.

Record audio

 

Step 2:

The select the first 5 secs (silence part) of your audio by just clicking and dragging with mouse. You should select only the silence part.

 

Step 3:

Now after selecting the silence part go to Effect > Noise Reduction and click Get Noise Profile.

 

Step 4:

Now again select all of your clip. You can either double click the track or just click Ctrl + a, to select all clip.

 

Step 5:

Now again go to Effect > Noise Reduction and press OK. After this yo will be able to remove background noise from your audio.

remove background noise

 

Final words:

After you complete the steps, You will be successfully able to remove background noise from your audio clip with the help of audacity.

Pranish Bhandari
Hi my name is Pranish Bhandari and I am the owner of the tipsbite.com website. I am from Dharan, Nepal. I also have a YouTube channel named Top Nepali. Through this site I want share the knowledge that I gained from my experience to help you all grow.

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