Hi, I’m using an AT2020 microphone with Audacity 2.1.3 on Windows 10. The mic’s about 7 inches from my mouth, with a pop filter and floor mic stand.
I’m desperate to remove or lessen the mouth clicks I get. I’ve tried moving the mic in different positions, water, apples, brushing teeth beforehand, sitting closer or further away, nothing seems to work. I get a little success with Audacity’s noise reduction and Paul L’s declicker, but I’m probably not using them as well as I could with the settings. Reading threads like https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/audio-finishing-for-best-most-even-sound/42060/1 and it seems like my clicking is so much worse than any I’ve seen even with similar microphones. Maybe it’s just the way I talk. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
How are you listening? I hear some pretty stiff background noise that I can’t easily get rid of. That’s concerning because if you’re trying to read for audiobooks or anything high quality, heavy noise reduction is not welcome. Background noise can make vocal processing difficult.
It sounds like you’re recording in a laundromat. Is that your computer fan noise?
It sounds perfectly pleasant to me except for the laundromat in the background. Straight Audiobook corrections fail noise and it’s not easy to get rid of it even after I started to throw heavy corrections at it.
You know when you’re in trouble when the corrections start needing corrections. Heavy noise reduction will pass ACX, but just barely. I applied a Notch Filter to get rid of the one single electric motor tone (120Hz—you’re in the US, right?) and that threw off the ACX Peak reading. And round and round…
I’m posting the work I got after simple ACX corrections but before Noise Reduction. Turn the volume up on the last two seconds. I’m not kidding. I have a laundromat that sounds exactly like that.