Podcast Audio Editing – Remove Background Noise From Your Podcast Setup

Podcast Audio Editing – Remove Background Noise From Your Podcast Setup


if your podcast or video audio has some
background noise like a furnace hum or maybe a noisy computer and it could use
a little editing to make it pop we’ll show you three free pieces of software
and how to use them to edit your video audio and your podcast welcome to this
simple green tech video where we look at tips tutorials and reviews to help you
create great audio content if that’s something you’re interested in please
subscribe to the channel I’m radio Zane and in this video we’re
looking at three free pieces of software to help you with audio editing for
podcasts or video audio links to all of the software will be in the description
of this video along with the equipment that I use to make it first up we need
to download tracktion t7 this is a free audio recording program also known as a
DAW this is the software that you will actually be recording in and editing
with next you’ll need to grab the Melda audio compressor from plug-in boutique
this is a great free compressor that will help us edit out some of the
background hum and noise that may be in your audio and finally we’ll download
the slick EQ this EQ will help with boosting the brightness of your audio to
give it a little more life once you have all three downloaded you will need to
install them if you need help with installing plugins and getting Tracktion
T7 to recognize them I’ve done another video on that the link is in this video
description so now that you have tracktion installed and open you can make
sure that it’s set to use your audio interface if it’s a separate one from
your onboard interface just go into settings then the audio device tab and
make sure your interface is the one that’s selected if not you can quickly
change it now you can create a project and either
drag some audio into the timeline if you’ve already got some recorded or you
can start recording some new audio to do that click on this area of the track
over here and select the input that you’d like to record my mic is plugged
into input 1 on my interface so I’m gonna select input 1 you will now see a
level meter make sure your levels look decent you don’t want them to be too
loud or too low if you look at the bottom of the screen you can see your
average decibel reading ideally you want it to be between minus 18 and minus 12
decibels to do this adjust the gain control on your interface to achieve
those levels not the gain on the software now that your levels look
decent press that red button on the track to arm it for recording and when
you’re ready to record press the record button down here in the right corner and
you’ll now be recording and when you’re done recording you can
either press the spacebar to stop it or the record button again you can now trim
up your audio and get rid of any mess-ups that you may have done you can
now make splits in the audio by right-clicking where you want to put the
split and then selecting split you can drag this hollow triangle to trim the
sections up and then click and drag on the bar at the top of the clip to drag
it around the timeline I suggest playing around in the timeline
to get used to all the functions it’s pretty straightforward and you’re gonna
get used to it really quick and once you do you’ll be editing your audio in no
time if you want to remove the background hum
and maybe brighten up your audio right click in the mixer area and select add
new plug-in then add the Melda audio compressor that you installed if you
don’t see it you may need to go into settings and in the plugins tab click
the scanning and sorting button to scan for new or updated VST plug-ins once the Melda audio compressor is
loaded up click on this middle area to bring up the presets window you want to
select noise gate double click on it and click close now let the audio play while
you drag this white node to around minus 70 dB
just listen to what sounds best for your audio but it will likely be somewhere
around the minus 70 area this removes the background noise a bit to make it
sound like you’re in a studio you can also drag the center node up to liven up
your voice a bit don’t go too crazy here and that’s it for the compressor if
you’re using a dynamic mic or an inexpensive mic you may want to brighten
up the audio a little bit by adding some EQ let’s add that slick EQ plug-in to
the track once loaded up you want to turn off the low and the mid sections by
clicking here and here they will kind of look great
out when they’re off now make sure that this symbol over here is selected and
that blue light is above it then on the frequency knob roll it all the way back
to 500 Hertz then adjust the gain as needed it should be somewhere around the
6.5 DB area but it may depend on your clip just give it a listen to see what’s
best for you this will brighten up your voice and when mixed with the compressor
it will sound more like you were in a studio when you recorded it this is an
example of some audio recorded into traction 7 we’re gonna edit this audio
to take out some of the background sound and make it sound a little more lively
this is an example of some audio recorded into traction 7 we’re gonna
edit this audio to take out some of the background sound and make it sound a
little more lively and that’s it you can now render your audio file by clicking
export and render to a file if this is for a video I recommend selecting the
WAV format at the 48-thousand sample rate and you also want a 24-bit sample
size you can select the location where you want to save the file by clicking up
here and then just click render you’re done now I want to know what room of
your house do you typically record in and do you do anything to affect the
audio before you start recording or while you’re recording let me know in
the comments also feel free to share your channel and any videos so we can
check them out if you’re interested in more tips tutorials and reviews to help
you create great audio content please subscribe to this channel thank you so
much for watching this video I hope it’s helped you with your audio for simple
green tech I’m Radio zane and we’ll talk soon

5 thoughts on “Podcast Audio Editing – Remove Background Noise From Your Podcast Setup

  1. Hi, I recorded a large choir in a big room (church) and wondered if there was any way I could reduce the echo…thanks

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