If you attempt for recording your own music of if you have audio recording which is full of distracting background noise, you need to reduce the unwanted noise by using recording software which is available on your computer. Whether you are going to work with a music recording, speech recording or the other type of recording, you should be able to remove the unwanted noise in a way to capture the cleanest audio recording possible. At this time, this article is going to give you several tips that will guide you to reduce audio noise.
Firstly, you should turn on your computer and then open the audio recording program which is capable of loading the software effects plug-ins. If you do not have the application of this type installed, you can search for it first. You can choose among popular programs that include GarageBand, ProTools, Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Sonar and Reason.
Secondly, you should load the audio file which contains the noise that you want to reduce. You can use the “Open” or the “Import” option from the recording program menu for locating and loading the audio file into your audio project. If there is no audio file in your computer, you can simply plug in musical instrument or microphone into your computer by using audio interface for reducing audio noise in the real time.
Thirdly, you need to apply noise gate effect and also a compressor effect to the audio track that containing the unwanted noise. The used noise gate plug-ins commonly includes Floorish and GGate. The popular compressors are Waves SSl and Blockfish VST.
Fourthly, you need to adjust the level on the compressor and noise gate. The compressor can make the audio to sound more uniform and also will remove any “pops” or “cracks” that created by the volume peaks.
Lastly, you can playback the audio that you have applied noise reduction effects. You have to make sure that the audio does not sound chopped or overly effected in any way. You can try to make comparison of the new audio file to the original for ensuring that you have appropriately reduced the noise.