Interviews - silencing tracks when one person is talking

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Hi Guys - searched for ages and havent found this one.

New to podcasting. Recorded a ~30min interview using two lavilier microphones.

When one person is talking I am going through the tracks silencing the other microphone to remove breathing noise, crackles, and the weaker signal of the other person talking.

This is taking a loooooong time :smiley:

This may be life but just in case I am missing some real simple and invaluable tip I thought I ought to ask the experts :slight_smile:

TIA

Mike

I put the guest on the Left and me on the Right. That makes “by hand” editing a bit easier.

If it’s not too bad, you can use Effect > Noise Gate in your voice to suppress the trash. You’re not reading for audiobooks, so nobody is expecting studio quality. You may get away with it.

https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Nyquist_Effect_Plug-ins#Noise_Gate

Split tracks also allows you to use Effect > Auto Duck to make the guest track control the host volume.

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/auto_duck.html

Do you have the lavs placed correctly? They should be just inside the chin shadow and have the strain relief loop with the surgical tape. I had a picture of that…

Koz

Here they are. Surgical tape sticks well and then comes off. Click the pictures.

Koz
LavalierOnTie-Rear-500T.jpg
LavalierOnTie-Front-500T.jpg