Hi everyone, I have a podcast where we talk about historical events. I record on a Rode Podcaster microphone. I’ve never had a problem before.
This weekend, a weird clicking/static sound showed up in my voiceover. I’ve tried noise removal and click removal, but they don’t seem to work. Since the clicks only appear when I’m speaking, I can’t isolate and remove them. Is there anything I can do with EQ or other effects to remove these somehow? I have no idea why this happened.
I’ve uploaded a clip. I’m using Audacity 2.2.2 and Mac OSX 10.10.5. Any help would be much appreciated!
What are the Audacity blue waves and the bouncing sound meter doing during your performance? They are valuable tools to make sure your voice isn’t too loud. Loud voices will cause overload, clipping, distortion and crunchy sound—but only when you’re talking.
The left waves are more or less normal and the right waves are too loud.
You can turn on View > Show Clipping and Audacity will paint red lines over the sound that’s too loud.
Maybe this is good news, but the input doesn’t seem to be too loud. Here’s the waveform. I haven’t done any processing to this so far, no normalizing or compression. This is exactly how the audio was recorded.
I’m nervous this is going to happen again, since it randomly started about 30 mins into the episode. Weird, right?!
Do you think this is a problem with the recording, and there’s no way to fix the audio I have?
I can’t get any of the regular correction tools to work because the noise is always slightly different as it drifts through the show. Most of the Audacity post production tools depend on the noise being stable long enough to mess with it.
I don’t recommend that anyway because it sounds like you’re talking into a wine glass.
Something is adding those tick sounds to the show. It’s not clipping where you get too loud and it’s not dropouts where you have tiny holes in the waves.