[PLUG-TALK] Speakers for voice

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Tue Dec 5 12:53:27 PST 2017

On Tue, 5 Dec 2017, Dick Steffens wrote:

> Open the file in Audacity and look at the graph. Click on View > Zoom
> Normal. If there's noise between voices, then Audacity can clean it up.
> Highlight a bit of the noise that looks similar to most of the noise. Then
> click on Effect > Noise Reduction and "Get Noise Profile." Move the cursor
> back to the beginning of the file and click on Effect > Noise Reduction
> again, and go to step 2. You can Preview (button on the lower left of the
> Noise Reduction window) if you want to hear what it sounds like. If you
> like what you hear, go ahead and click OK. Once that's done (could take a
> few minutes) listen to what you got. If it made things worse, just hit
> <ctrl>Z. If it wasn't enough, repeat until you're happy with it.
> I have had good success getting rid of restaurant background noise in an
> interview between two people at a table.


   Thanks! I've looked at Carla Schroeder's 2011 Audacity book and was not
sure where to start. I don't know if the problem is noise or something else
but your directions give me a good place to start.



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