Making Your Commentary Free Of Background Noise
Commentary can be troublesome at times, especially when you have too much background noise in your audio recording. There are however programs out there that can help you remove that noise. Audacity can help you make your commentary sound professional by removing the background noise from your commentary and it is completely free to use!
What is Audacity?
Audacity is a free open source, audio recorder and audio editor. You can use Audacity to record commentary and audio coming from your devices. You can then edit the audio and add effects to make the audio quality better. Examples would be: eliminating background noise, equalizing the volume, vocal isolation and audio filters.
Audacity’s user interface can be customized. It has a variety of tool bars that can be easily moved around – making it easy for you to access what you use most.
A very useful effect you can use with Audacity is the compressor effect, which reduces the dynamic range of audio, in simpler terms – it evens out the volume in your audio.
The Normalize effect will set a peak amplitude, which will allow you to set the volumes loudest point to a certain level.
The Amplify effect changes the volume of the selected tracks
The equalization effect allows you to enhance your audio with a bass or treble boost
One of the most important and useful effects in Audacity is the Noise removal – which allows you to removal background noise, such as humming noises fans and air conditioners.
See YouTube video below from KingTutsPro, who shows you how to use the Noise Removal effect:
See YouTube video below from CasualSavage, who gives a quick tutorial on the basics of using Audactiy:
Audacity is a free program that is perfect for those starting out with a small budget. It is easy to use and comes packed with a lot of great features that will make your audio recording life easier and more professional sounding.
I would highly recommend downloading this program from its official site [Audacityteam] to avoid getting malware.
What recording programs are you currently using?