I keep getting a click noise in my audio. I’ve attached a clip.
You can hear it in the ‘p’ of the very first word I say, “competitive”. You can also hear it at the end of the word, “everyone” 2 seconds in and when I say the word, “real” at 6 seconds … hopefully you can hear it.
Any tips on how to get rid of it ?
It’s strange because at first I thought it was a mouth click as those are so common while speaking, but I’m starting to think it’s a different issue b/c I can’t hear it while I’m recording and I’m getting better at being very aware of that sort of thing and it pops up in unexpected places where my mouth wouldn’t really be prone to clicking (ie - the ‘p’ in competitive).
I’ve watched some Youtube vids about using the filter curve to lower the frequency levels at 5Khz and above but it doesn’t seem to work.
I’m doing the whole ‘shaka shake’ away from the mic, and I’ve got the low rolloff filter curve, RMS Normalization, limiter and noise gate on.
You’ve go a bit of “clipping” in that recording. Some part of the audio equipment prior to Audacity is slightly overloading. You need to reduce the signal level going into whatever part of your set-up is clipping.
It “may” be possible to fix this bit with the Clip Fix effect (https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/clip_fix.html) but the best solution is to turn down the level in the appropriate place to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place (prevention is better than cure).
Unfortunately I can’t suggest where the “appropriate place” to turn down the level is, because I’ve no idea what your setup is.
Wow, if you hadn’t pointed that out I never would have heard it. I’ve listened to that bit between 8.6 - 8.8 seconds and if I turn it up I can hear something. I think it’s you. A “glottal stop” or something.
That’s actually reassuring Bill ! Lol ! Sometimes I do wonder if maybe I’m just listening to myself too much and hearing things a client wouldn’t be bothered by. There’s actually several of those types of clicks in that one little recording. Were you not able to really hear any of them ?