- If you can hear background noise on your voice recordings, remove it with our selection of audio repair software.
- If your microphone's volume is too low, you can adjust it with one of the programs below.
- Thanks to the following noise-removal solutions your voice, instruments, or podcasting sound will improve
Anyone who deals with audio files on a regular basis knows that noise on audio files is a constant, recurring problem. In this post, we are going to look at some of the best audio repair software for noise reduction.
But first, let’s have a quick look at how to reduce noise while recording audio files so that there is less work to do after the audio has been recorded.
Turn Off Appliances
Fans, air conditioners, TVs, fridges all generate noise that can be picked up during recording. Turning any of these off will have a considerable effect on the quality of your audio files.
Use a Suitable Room
If you are recording in a big, empty room, there will be a lot more reverberation than if the room you’re using is small and cosy.
You should also think about moving to a different room if you are not able to reduce the noise from other equipment because ambient noise will interfere as well.
Clean your computer Fans
Your PC or laptop fans will definitely create additional noise. Maintaining your computers so that they are dust-free will reduce the amount of work the fans will have to do.
Buy a Decent Mic
A cheap mic will not be able to record in good quality. Make sure you have a good mic and that you can adjust the settings on the software that comes with it.
Reducing the gain, while moving closer to the mic, may as well fix a lot of the problems you are having. So keep your mic close to your face when recording.
Of course, it is pretty near impossible to get rid of all noise from audio recordings so the next step is to look for audio repair software that will help you reduce what’s left.
What is the best PC audio repair software for Windows?
Adobe Audition CC is the first choice on our list, thanks to the company’s awesome work on their Adobe cloud products.
I think it’s easier to let Adobe describe Audition CC in its own words:
[It] is a comprehensive toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring audio content. This powerful audio workstation is designed to accelerate video production workflows and audio finishing — and deliver a polished mix with pristine sound.
Adobe is not cheap but if you are beyond the basics, or you are looking to turn audio repair (and all that comes with it) into a career, then this may be for you.
Adobe has been the top of the line when it comes to graphics design for a long time now. Their products are rich in features and are very polished, comprehensive, and easy to use.
While Adobe Audition CC might seem difficult to understand for a newbie at first, the program actually has lots of video tutorials that will teach you everything you need to know.
Note: If you already have Adobe’s Creative Cloud, then you already have Audition CC. Check before you buy it.
Adobe Audition CC
Record yourself and modify your tone, gain, and improve the quality of your audio with Adobe Audition CC
Sound Forge from Magix is a one-of-a-kind piece of software that allows you to visualize audio files as layers in a frequency spectrum.
The program not only allows you to edit and create audio but also gives you unrivaled tools to restore and repair damaged audio files.
To give just one example of how Sound Forge works as an audio repair software is its Heal Action feature. Heal Action can be used when there was a dropout in the recording.
It looks at the data before and after the dropout and builds the sound it feels will best fill in the missing data, thus fixing any glitch in the audio recording.
It also allows you to select recurring noises that appear in your audio files and save them. These noise prints can then be used as a way of quickly reducing noise in future recordings.
Consider this industry-standard software in audio editing to get clean sounds, using Sound Forge.
ERA Bundle from Accusonus is a great piece of software for those who are just starting out with audio repair software. That’s not to say that it isn’t for more advanced users because it most certainly is.
It has many features but the ones such as noise remover, reverb remover, de-esser, and plosive remover. And what is so great about this software is it is all done with just a push of a few buttons.
Far from being an expert and having seen ERA Bundle in action, if you are a newbie and you are not sure what you are doing, this is for you.
RX is one of the best pieces of audio repair software for a few reasons. Firstly, it is a very good bit of kit. It does a great deal more than just audio repair, so whatever you are looking to do, we are pretty sure this software will do it.
Another great fact is that you can download to try, and not just software with the bare essentials. You can download the full version of and iZotope product and play with it for 10 days before you decide to buy.
Additionally, with the upgraded version of RX8 you can enjoy clearer sound by spectral recovery feature that does all the magic. You can restore your recordings going above 4 kHz and modify poor sound into crystal-clear meeting recordings or mobile sound.
Thus make the best of this user-friendly interface that helps you to adjust settings like amount, vowel/ sibilant, balance, cutoff, or smoothing level. You can also use it for post-production or music production to master your crisp sound and remove grainy noise instantly.
Finally, the website is chock-a-block full of training. Most websites have training but iZotope seems to have gone above and beyond.
Of course, all this comes at a price. While RX7 Standard is reasonably priced, the better the software, the costlier it gets.
Antares SoundSoap is another fine piece of audio repair software. Plus, it comes in three different versions, SoundSoap Solo 5, SoundSoap 5, and SoundSoap+ 5. One of them is bound to be priced right for your pocket.
SoundSoap Solo 5 is by far the simplest of the three and is meant for interviews, podcasts, iPhone/iPad videos, and so on.
SoundSoap 5 is probably what most people would be looking for as it has the ability to reduce all background noises such as air conditioners and fans. And SoundSoap+ 5 is the one with all the bells and whistles.
SoundSoap also has try it features, but you cannot save it or share it until you buy a license. However, you can try it for as long as you like, which is quite good.
And there you have it. Five of what I consider to be the best audio repair software on the market today.
Do you have a suggestion which you really think we should have included in this article? If so, put it into the comments below and we will take a look at it.
Frequently Asked Questions
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