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Can I automatically select / remove clipping / peaks above -3dB in Reaper?

I have a long recording that I took on a windy day. The wind was intermittent and I was trying to isolate the sound of the snow. I expected there to be some clipping or unwanted loud sections that ...
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Automatic noise reduction with results like Audacity

I like Audacity because of its noise reduction. With a recording done in studio, a noise profile, and reduction at 16 dB (with sensitivity 6.00 and 3 frequency smoothing bands), I get a perfect result ...
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How to fix distorted robot-sounding voice track?

I've recorded a live stream of a digital conference via the "record desktop" function of the "Windows 10 Game DVR" (Windows key + G). Overall that worked well – however, while ...
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Building a DIY soundproofing box using plexiglass

I need an enclosure to block outside noise by about 30 to 40 DB. The noise I'm most interested in blocking are in the 0 to 2000 Hz range. I understand that mass is important for blocking (insulating) ...
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Would it reduce the wire noise if I use DI rather than connecting a guitar directly to interface?

I´m pretty new to this, I´m using a foucsrite interface, and I´m wondering if it is worth it to make or buy a direct box for having a balanced signal in order to reduce noise. I don´t need a long ...
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Minimizing interface noise floor

I use Ableton, and when using a focusrite interface, without having anything connected to it, I can hear noise if I increase the volume. I don´t know exactly what it is, but I would like to reduce it ...
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Is it possible to perform noise reduction using multiple recordings?

I have an interview recorded using a Zoom H1n audio recorder and and two DSLR internal mics. Is there a way that I can use all three tracks in some sort of noise reduction process that looks for the ...
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Contact Microphone Noise Isolation

I have a piezo contact microphone which I am using to detect running water in a pipe. I intend to use this signal to determine the time at which water turns on or off in the pipe. However, there is ...
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Isolating acoustic events in spectrogram in audacity [duplicate]

What is the best way to isolate individual acoustic events in the spectrogram view of an audio file in audacity? I have some recordings of conversations I need to analyze but the microphone was placed ...
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Why does exporting a file in adobe audition reduce the desired length?

I am trying to reduce an audio noise in adobe audition. I do the noise reduction but when i export the file, the audio length is about 5 seconds shorter. And i cannot sync it with my video anymore. I ...
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How can I reduce noise on vocal track using Audacity

I extracted vocal-only from a song using AI online service and this is the result. Speechless Vocal Only As you can see, there is still noise in this track especially on the lyrics "Whenever they try"....
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Possible ground loop when recording audio via phantom power into laptop through old audio interface

I recently attempted to start recording with my old audio interface (Audio Kontrol 1) in my new laptop (Windows 10), and got a horrible high-pitched metallic noise (specifically 3 distinct peaks ...
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Sound off on Noise Reduction!

So, folks, what's the dirt on contemporary noise reduction for things like hiss, hum, and background drone noise? Are folks still using DINR, third-party plug-ins, artful gating? My two cents is ...
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Is there an equivalent to Audacity's noise reduction effect in other DAW?

I have tried with Ardour, Rosegarden and Traverso, so far all these DAW are better than Audacity but for one thing: they lack this functionality that lets me select a piece of noise as a sample and ...
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How do you get rid of the birds in your recordings?

It's spring here and the birds are singing - but sometimes you just don't want them in your recordings ... so my question to you is what are your tricks for getting rid of those birds in your ...
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Can this distortion be reduced enough to make speech easily understandable?

Here's a clip; I've got four hours of this in aac demuxed from the video source. Can this sort of distortion be removed in a useful way, leaving understandable speech? And if so, is there a way for a ...
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How can I eliminate sounds below a certain threshold?

Using Audacity, I can highlight a section of an audio file, select Effects > Noise Reduction > Get Noise Profile, then Select All, and then again Effects > Noise Reduction, and this time "OK" to ...
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Would a “opto-isolator” help in reducing EMI/RFI from recording guitar?

I am using Reaper with the guitar plugged directly into my interface (Scarlet 2-i2), and I get a decent sound with the TSE 808 -> TSE x50 -> Poulin LeCab -> ReEq. However, I have a high noise threhold ...
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Why does the tonearm cable from my turntable pick up noise?

I have recently pick up an old turntable (my detailed setup goes below) and facing the background noise issue. I think it is something being picked up by my tonearm cable because when I move it or ...
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Denoising studio induced noise and noise due to poor recording

Background Cassette tapes of speeches have been made in 2000 in locations which are not studio like environs for recording (i.e. contain various sources of noise such as fans, folks moving about, ...
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Fix for terrible “Hard Drive Noise” Audio Interference?

When recording direct input instrument audio using Ableton, my recording is plagued with a terrible noise interference that sounds like the clicks and movements of my PCs internal Hard Disk drive. ...
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Suggestion on changing the quality of generated sound

I have built a text to speech system that is generating speech for a given text, however the generated audio has a lot of vibrations in it. Although the speech is clear, it doesn't really sounds ...
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How could I remove static/current noise while noise reduction is not useful

I got a 2hr long video which contains vocal and static/current noise. The "noise reduction" will not only remove the noise but also the vocal. How could I remove the noise only with Audacity? The ...
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Building a DIY sound isolation box

I need the box to block at least 40 dB of sound. The interior size can be as large as a shoebox. I'm thinking about using a plastic box as a frame, and then pad 2 layers of Dynamat or (one layer on ...
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Denoiser for Cubase 5?

Can I get a VST plugin of a denoiser for cubase 5? Steinberg products like Nuendo and Cubase are very similar, I would like to use Cubase 5 like I use Neundo 3 for dialgoue editing and cleaning. ...
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I just got a Blue Snowball Ice and it picks up my keyboard with Cherry Mx Blues

So I want to use this microphone both for skype and for my general audio recording purposes, but it is really sensitive (not exactly a bad thing). Is there a way I can set it up so that it picks up ...
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Is it that bad to run line level audio wires next to AC wires?

I have to place my amplifier+turntable setup away from my working desk. Currently the amp has three devices plugged in: a turntable, a digital audio receiver and a simple jack output from my pc. Both ...
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Mad scientist: How to cancel out hum of known amplitude from signal of unknown amplitude?

I like investigating real-world phenomena through sound, and this time I am checking out lamps. I have following scheme: I have noticed that each lamp type distorts 50hz mains tone in its own unique ...
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Noise Removal, Old School

Anybody got any tips on performing noise reduction without using any of the fancy NR tools (iZotope RX, X-Noise, et. al.?). I'm one of those youngsters who has never really had to work without them, ...
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What devices do acoustical consultants use to measure sound?

What types of devices do acoustical consultants use to measure sound? In my specific case I am looking to measure train noise inside and outside the home. I suspect a decibel meter at the simplest ...
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Does a higher sample rate compensate for quantization errors from higher gain?

While normally bit depth would be associated with a more accurate signal to avoid quantization noise, I am wondering if recording at a higher sample rate will allow a more accurate interpolation of ...
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What is the best way to reduce background noise on a video recorded with a camcorder (background chatter)?

My colleague and I attended a conference and made a number of interviews in a crowded hall full of people. We are completely new to video recording: it was just Panasonic HC-V777 camcorder (~300$) ...
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Reducing hiss on H6

I'm a novice having some issues making a recording, and could use some advice. I want to make ambient recordings, so need to reduce all background noise. When I say 'background' noise, I mean the ...
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When should a noise gate be applied?

I produce a weekly podcast and I'm slowly trying to improve my mixing and editing skills to make it sound as good as possible. The podcast is recorded with me and my co-host in the same room, which ...
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How to filter hiss from amp to speakers? [closed]

I picked up an inexpensive 2x120W amplifier to drive my 8-ohm desktop speakers, and it produces a bit of a hiss, particularly when the treble is mixed further up which is what it seems to need. Is ...
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Interference in new audio setup - how do I get rid of it? Possible ground loop?

I just bought M-Audio BX5 monitors and connected them to my Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card with a stereo TRS to an unbalanced TRS (mono) in each speaker. The sound is fine, but ...
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Extract lecturer voice and ignore background

I know questions similar to mine have already been posted and answered, but I didn't find one that answers my specific question. I have an audio file where I have a teacher (let's call him Fred) who ...
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How to remove hiss in Adobe Audition?

How can I remove hiss in a recording (due to too-low level preamp)? This was a live recording that I took from the mixing board on a Tascam, at 24-bit 96kHz recording. It has the direct input from ...
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Headphones for working on noisy trains?

I seem to be spending lots of time on the train at the moment, and I'd really like to use it to get some work done. My current headphones are Beyer DT250's, which I like but they aren't great at ...
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The higher the gain the more white noise

I use the samson c01 condensor mic with the scarlet solo 2nd gen interface, I use logic pro x to record on. I record vocals in the closet with blankets and everything surrounding so there is no ...
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Voice sounds uneven after noise removal?

After noise removal my voice sounds uneven if volume is more than 40.There are many ups and downs and also there are echos sort of thingy. https://clyp.it/sh3t0aoz (with noise removal) https://clyp....
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Does a lav mic pickup noise?

Recently, I switched from a condenser mic to a dynamic mic: Is a dynamic mic better than a condenser mic in terms of outside noise? The dynamic mic almost completely ignores car noise from outside. ...
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There is static when I export video where there is none in editing (premiere pro)

The problem is that when I export the video, there is static in the beginning of each clip, which goes away after a little while. It's very prominent when there are a lot of quick cuts. In the longer ...
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Free software to remove “sound pattern” from recording?

I am trying to remove undesirable sounds from a recording: I have a video conference recording that includes sounds such as "Has joined the conference" and "has left the conference" that I am trying ...
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Extracting human vocals from really damaged audio?

My friend received an audio clip from a family member he is concerned about, but the clip is very low quality. He asked me to help clean it up, but I only have a little experience with digital audio. ...
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Removing Background Conversations in Audition [duplicate]

I recorded some spur of the moment interviews using my DSLR at an event. The people I interviewed came out well enough for my ears to discern what they are saying, but there is a lot of background ...
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Sound proof a room, car noise [duplicate]

I am trying to record my own voice in my room, and the main problem I have is the noise generated by the cars outside. My house is very close to the street (maybe 15m) and although my room has a UPVC ...
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How to get background conversation in a sound record?

I have a audio file which belongs to a security camera that recorded inside of a cabin. There is a conversation taking place outside of the cabin and I need to get that conversation. Is there a way to ...
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How to cancel out siren noise as much as possible?

I have a great sensitivity to noise and use earplugs etc for sleep and have fans going, but unfortunately due to various limitations including finances, I need to stay where I am at present, which is ...
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How can I remove mouse and key clicks from live audio? [duplicate]

I need to stream live audio from my desk while being able to use my computer at the same time. I have tried following the tips from How do I remove mouse click noise and How to Reduce Keyboard and ...