Step 1: Select noisy part of audio file.
Step 2: Click “Effect” – “Noise Reduction” – “Get Noise Profile“
Step 3: Select entire audio file.
Step 4: Click “Effect” – “Noise Reduction” – “OK”
For a more in depth, yet super quick tutorial, read on 🙂
Removing noise without distortion in Audacity is without a doubt, one of the easiest methods to use when it comes to removing background noise from your audio.
Let me show just how easy background noise removal is with this Audacity Tutorial.
So background noise removal in Audacity is way simpler than I initially thought.
See I used to struggle A LOT with background noises while doing videos. I have loud PC fans blaring and so I never really knew how to stop that from ruining my audio.
And so, I went on a mission to the best background noise removal techniques and so thought I'd show you just how quick, easy and simply background noise removal in audacity is.
Here's a caveat though…
You need to at least try to not have much (if any) echo in your room. If you sound like you're sitting on the toilet, you're just going to frustrate yourself trying to get that fixed.
You can honestly remove noise in just 1 minute with this Audacity tutorial. Or less…
Sure there are a lot of videos and articles showing you how to do it, but they don't tie them all together, which is what I will do.
They also take something that can be done and explained in 1 minute and drag it out with blah blah nonsense.
Not here! Naha!
5 Easy Steps to Noise Removal in Audacity Without Distortion:
Start by making your audio recording. Duh!
Step 1: Select Noise
From there, you simply need to select the portion (I'm assuming the whole thing) of the recording that you want to use as background noise. We're basically going to tell Audacity what part of our audio file the noisy part is.
Step 2: Noise Profile
Now we need to make the noise profile. This is easy, so don't freak out.
Click “Effect“, then “Noise Reduction“.
Now you'll see a new screen with a bunch of settings. Don't select anything yet, just click “Get Noise Profile“. We just told Audacity that the little section we selected previously is what the noise is inside the recording.
Audacity will then know for the rest of the audio, that anything that resembles what we selected is noise and should be removed.
Step 3: Select Track
Next up, we need to select the entire audio file. To do this, hold “Ctrl and press A“. You'll see it turns light blue.
Hang in there… we're almost done.
Step 4: Remove Noise
Click “Effect“, then “Noise Reduction” again and on the screen that pops up, just click “OK“.
Don't stress about all the sliders and settings, the default settings usually does a pretty decent job. If not, you can always go back (following what I showed you above) and do it again.
Wait while it does its thing and BOOM… you're done!
And so there you have a it. A super quick, super simple way to remove unwanted background noise from your audio files.