I interview people on the street and use a voice recorder to record the conversation. Often street noise makes it very difficult to make out what's being said when I play it back later?

Is there either a plugin ideally for Ableton, Audacity, or Foobar, or a standalone application that will help clean the audio up?

  • Audacity already has good noise removal Commented Aug 2, 2015 at 13:14
  • @SteveBarnes so it does! You should post that as an asnwer.
    – dwjohnston
    Commented Aug 2, 2015 at 19:11

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Simply use the noise removal feature that is in Audacity - find a typical sample of the noise, i.e. a bit with none of the sounds that you would like to keep and use it as a sample for the noise removal feature.

You may need to run the recording through a number of times with different input samples.

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