Better quality singing voice in live performances videos

Hello everyone ,

I am new on this website . I am using audacity on a Mac and I have a question , I hope somebody can help me ( if there is an answer )

I do a lot of videos in clubs / bar to live performances with iPhone . The problem that I usually have is that the crowd noise would cover or lower the singing voice of the performer in some points. ( sometimes very long points )

I’ve tried first to use the noise removal but it would lower the whole thing and also I tried to amplify the volume but in this case it would increase the volume of the crowd and just a little bit the voice of the performer .

So id like to know if there is any way with audacity just to work on the performer voice in order to increase the volume ( and it diesnt matter if the crowd noise is still there at this point )
Is it in any way possible ?


Anybody can shoot video from across the room, but you can’t do sound like that. One of the reasons I’ve been messing with tiny, stand-alone USB Stick recorders is to have something to stick close to the performer for sound capture.

What you’re doing violates rule 4.

The Four Horsemen of Audio Recording (reliable, time-tested ways to kill your show)
– 1. Echoes and room reverberation (Don’t record the show in your mum’s kitchen.)
– 2. Overload and Clipping (Sound that’s recorded too loud is permanently trashed.)
– 3. Compression Damage (Never do production in MP3.)
– 4. Background Sound (Don’t leave the TV on in the next room.)

So far it’s messy because the quality of those things is so bad, but maybe not as bad as trying to do post-production noise removal, which, as you’re finding, doesn’t work for a number of reasons.

The newsies still do this:

And this:

In order to separate the performer from the rest of the sound field.

That’s not to say you absolutely can’t do remote capture sound, but you’re unlikely to do what’s required:

So no, it’s not going to be a button push. Sorry.