High Pitch squeal....Please help

Hey All,
I need a bit of help, well actually alot :slight_smile:. I will just start with this problem. I just made a lot of video on my tablet and it ended up with a High pitch squeal. I have done a lot of reading and tried several things. I have cyberlink 13 with wave editor and could not remove the noise. From my reading I am pretty sure Audicity can do it but I can’t figure it out. I have attached one sample of what I am working with.

I am using the most current version 2.0.6

Jeff in Ontario

That’s impressive. You’re never going to get rid of that in post production. Noise Removal only works on noises that don’t change and yours changes all over the place. I can suppress the initial tone, but the correction only lasts for the first second or so. Further corrections sound like you’re underwater.

I can usually tell what it is by listening, but yours sounds like an old acoustic modem. You’re going to need to get rid of it at the performance step. Your show volume is pretty low, too, so you’re doing something pretty seriously wrong.

Were you speaking into your cellphone while you were recording? Were you trying to Skype while making the recording?


Thanks Koz,
I’m just learning, this is to be my second YouTube video. I was using my transformer tablet to record, must be an audio setting. Anyway I can make it almost tolerable?? …it will be way to hard to remake all the video’s or try to do voice overs.


it will be way to hard to remake all the video’s or try to do voice overs.

Sometimes, the best solution with a video is to turn the volume way-down so it’s not so annoying, and add subtitles.

Anyway I can make it almost tolerable?? .

I couldn’t do it. You hit the magic problem of trying to get rid of low-level sound interference that changes over time. It’s a version of #4 only yours sounds all electronic instead of coming from a newscaster or presenter.

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.)