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Audavillage
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Noise only when speaking

Post by Audavillage » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:06 pm

Hello Audacity Forum community,
I sometimes have the problem with Audacity, that after I remove noise with the noise removal tool, there still is noise, but only when I speak. Between words and sentences, there is no noise.
You can hear it here:https://vocaroo.com/i/s0fUFb97Uv30
Do you know how to solve this problem?

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Re: Noise only when speaking

Post by kozikowski » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:18 pm

Which Audacity are you using? The old Audacity Noise Removal used to do that.

Audacity 2.1.3 Effect > Noise Reduction works differently and doesn't have noise pumping.

http://www.audacityteam.org/download/windows/

Koz

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Re: Noise only when speaking

Post by kozikowski » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:20 pm

Depending on what noise you have, fixing it at the microphone is usually much cleaner and easier to do production.

Also note, we can't fix echoes. So if you're recording in a bare room with no carpeting, it will probably always sound like you're recording in a kitchen.

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Re: Noise only when speaking

Post by Audavillage » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:54 pm

I think updating Audacity helped. Now there some noise in the background, but not only when I speak,
so I think the listener will be able to ignore it.
Thank you!

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Re: Noise only when speaking

Post by jefflive423 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:30 pm

Are you using a noise gate that might be reducing noise when you're NOT talking? Could be one more step to discovering the problem.

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Re: Noise only when speaking

Post by kozikowski » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:15 pm

If you want to buff this up further, make a post a 20 second test sound file (10 seconds if it's stereo—two blue waves).

http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/Test ... _Clip.html

We have custom filters for some common sound problems. We may be able to help if we know what the noise is. Not all noises take plain Noise Reduction.

Koz

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