Looking for an effect

Hi !

I’m looking for an effect which could help me gain time.

I’m podcasting with friends, but our microphones are cheap ones, so there is a lot of noise on each one’s track. I usually clear every moment when the person who use the microphone linked to the track doesn’t speak, but it’s very very very long.

If I use the noise removal effect by selecting a passage when only other people are talking, it damages the voice I want to keep.

So I was thinking… Does an effect that clears all passages where the sound is under 0.8 dB exist ?

Thank you very much for your help !

Try this “Noise Gate” plugin: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Nyquist_Effect_Plugins#Noise_Gate

Instructions for installing: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Download_Nyquist_Plug-ins#Installing_Plugins

Hi, thank you very much !

I downloaded it, and as I am on Mac OS X, il created a “Audacity” repertory and then a “Plug-Ins” repertory in “Applications”.

I unzipped the plugin in “Plug-Ins”. As I don’t really know, I put the “noisegate.ny” directly in “Plug-Ins” and in a “NoiseGate” repertory in “Plug-Ins”.

But even with this, the new plugins don’t appear in Audacity.

So, as you said here (https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/nyquist-noise-gate-refuses-to-install-on-mac-solved/27145/1), I created a new file with gedit, pasted the code and saved it as “noisegate.ny”. But I still don’t see it.

Do you have another hint ?

Thanks !

You should not need to create a “plug-ins” folder in the Audacity folder - it is already there. Make sure you are using Audacity 2.0.6 from Audacity ® | Download for Mac OS.

Be sure to follow these installation instructions to the letter: Installation: Do NOT run Audacity from the DMG!!!. If you do not install Audacity correctly, it won’t be able to see any Nyquist plugins (but it should give you an error message about that). Have you seen that error message? Do you see “Click Track” in the Generator Menu in Audacity?

Noisegate.ny should be in the “plug-ins” folder alongside clicktrack.ny, clipfix.ny and other .NY files.

If noisegate.ny is inside a “NoiseGate” (or any other) folder in the “Plug-ins” folder, Audacity will not see noisegate.ny.

If that still does not work, Audacity > Preferences…, choose “Effects” on the left, and under “Enable Effects”, put a tick (checkmark) inside the “Nyquist” box. Click OK.

If you have any more questions please say what version of OS X you are using.