So I used to be able to reduce background noise quite well, but now when I do I can still slightly here the clicking of my mouse and the keyboard keys when I tap them.
I record gameplay of CoD Zombies, Terraria, CS: GO, and what not so removing background noise is a must if you want to attract people and not make yourself sound like an unprofessional kid when it comes to audio quality.
So when I would remove the background noise I would usually start recording, go silent, then click my mouse a few times and tap a few keys on my keyboard, then when done recording a video I would go back to audacity and select those sections and use noise reduction.
I should mention I got a new headset, the Logitech G430 which has digital dolby surround sound so unless I’m just used to not hearing everything and am hearing more now than I used to which could be why my audio sounded fine, I’m not sure what could be causing my audio to sound sharp. Not crystal clear sharp, but more of a spike in sound when I click, faint as if it was slightly removed, but still there. My mic, like most that don’t have a filter attached has static so removing that is a must.
Now mine does come with a noise canceling feature, but I find that difficult to use considering when I talk the static picks up and I can hear it in the background but when silent I hear nothing so removing it in audacity was hard and would cause my voice to become altered. So i’ve got it plugged into the mic jack, the 3.5mm jack, if that’s the right name for it, and the static noise remains static, fluent so it’s easy to remove. When I’m making a video without removing sound I can do quite well removing the static as that’s all I have to isolate, but when doing a live com it’s hard as doing multiple nosie reductions causes me to sound like I’m using the built in my my laptop uses.
I’m using a project sample rate of 192000 hz and my mic, in windows recording devices properties for external mic is set to 192000 hz too. 2 channels at 24 bit. If I should change anything in my settings let me know.
And I know how to use the reduce noise by selecting the mouse clicks I made before I started recording the video going to getting a noise profile and then selecting the whole project and removing noise.