How to Remove Breathing from Audio in OBS (Step-by-Step Guide)

How to remove breathing from audio in OBS? In this article, I'll guide you through 4 simple steps to distract breathing sounds from your OBS recordings, and an easier way to strip noise from audio on Windows.

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Dawn Tang

Updated on Sep 22, 2023

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Hey guys, does anyone know how to fix it? You can hear me breathing like I have Asthma, so is there a possibility like in teamspeak so mic only records at a certain sound level? thanks for help!

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Are you tired of hearing annoying breathing sounds in your audio recordings captured with OBS? Fret not! I'm here to help you how to remove breathing from audio in OBS. Knowing how to remove breathing on Audacity and alike is vital to maintain professionalism, improve clarity, and provide a seamless and enjoyable listening experience for your audience.

In this blog, I'll walk you through practical techniques and tips that will enable you to achieve pristine audio, free from unwanted noise.

The Overview of OBS Studio

OBS, short for Open Broadcaster Software, is a freely available open-source platform designed for video recording and live streaming. It offers high-performance real-time video/audio capturing and mixing that enables you to create dynamic scenes using multiple sources, including window captures, images, text, webcams, etc.

obs studio

Besides, this free video editing software with no watermark also provides various filters like noise gate and noise suppression to be used during the noise removal process.

How to Delete Breathing from Audio in OBS Studio

Separating vocals from background noise can be challenging due to their simultaneous occurrence with desired audio, variations in intensity and duration, and potential overlap with background noises. Achieving optimal results requires precision to preserve the natural flow and clarity of the recording.

Thus, to achieve the best result, I'm using the latest version 29.1.3 of OBS, and you need to download the latest OBS or update your current OBS before starting the task. Besides, bear in mind that this whole noise reduction procedure may take you 3 minutes. When you are ready, follow the below step-by-step tutorial:

Step 1. Launch OBS Studio.

Open OBS Studio on your system.

open obs

Step 2. Add filters to reduce noise.

Locate the "Audio Mixer" module on the main interface and click on the gear icon, then select "Filters" from the option list.

obs audio choose filter

Step 3. Choose between Noise Gate and Noise Suppression.

Click "+" to select between "Noise Gate" and "Noise Suppression", or use them both depending on your needs.

  • Noise Gate: The Noise Gate in OBS cuts off background noise when you're not speaking. Set the close and open threshold values in OBS to filter out unwanted sounds outside the desired volume range. The Noise Gate filter is effective in reducing excessive noise.
  • Noise Suppression: It works well for reducing mild noise or white noise, but may not handle a large amount of background noise effectively. This contains RNNoise for higher quality with more GPU usage and Speex for lower quality with less GPU usage. Note that using the Noise Gate filter may distort other sounds, such as your voice.

add filter obs

Step 4. Fine-tune the filter parameters.

Now, if you have chosen Noise Gate, you will see a configuration window of the filter. After that, you can immediately check the effect while speaking.

  • Close Threshold: When audio falls below this level, the gate closes, muting the audio.
  • Open Threshold: When audio surpasses this level, the gate opens, allowing the audio to be heard.
  • Attack Time: The time it takes for the gate to transition from closed to open.
  • Hold Time: The duration the gate remains open after audio falls below the open threshold.
  • Release Time: The time it takes for the gate to transition from open to closed.

noise gate setting obs

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⛄Watch the video below to cut the breathing off If you prefer a more visual presentation.

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:27 Noise gates
  • 01:06 Example
  • 01:57 Demonstration

Bonus: Get Rid of Breathing from Audio Using OBS Alternative

OBS does a great job when you are talking to the audience while streaming or recording, but what if you want to edit a finished video or even audio? Can you remove vocals from recordings?

This is where an AI-powered vocal remover alternative comes into play. EaseUS Online Vocal Remover is a speedy, easy, and effective online vocal remover that removes background noise and vocals in seconds for a song and allows you to download the vocal and accompaniment respectively to make a karaoke version.

It supports thousands of video and audio formats on the market for a smooth and nonstop vocal removal experience.

Strip Breathing from Audio Using EaseUS Online Vocal Remover

Step 1. Click the "Select my file", and choose your song or audio file to be uploaded. 

upload files

Step 2. By AI algorithm, all the vocals in the audio will be recognized automatically and then separated from the music in seconds.

AI algorithm

Step 3. Once vocals are extracted, audition the audio, and then download the extracted Karaoke, instrumental sound, or background music.

download files

To Sum up

To conclude, removing breathing from audio in OBS can be achieved using the Noise Gate and Noise Suppression filters. They'll help you reduce the environmental noise and breathing sound while speaking.

For those seeking an online vocal remover, EaseUS Online Vocal Remover offers a user-friendly solution with high-quality results. Try now to enhance your audio editing capabilities.

Eliminate Breathing from Audio OBS FAQs

1. How do I get rid of breathing in audio recording?

You can follow these steps to remove breathing sounds in audio recordings:

  • Identify the breathing sounds of your recordings.
  • Import the audio to an audio editing software.
  • Zoom in on the waveform display and select those breathing sections.
  • Apply a noise reduction effect and adjust the settings.
  • Save the final result.

2. Why does OBS pick up my breathing?

OBS may pick up your breathing due to high microphone sensitivity, microphone placement that is close to your mouth, ambient noise, or the absence of noise reduction settings. To address this issue, adjust microphone settings, use noise gate and filters, modify microphone placement, and improve the recording environment.

3. Is there Noise Suppression on OBS?

Yes, OBS has a noise suppression feature that helps reduce background noise in your audio recordings or live streams. See the steps mentioned above for specific instructions on enabling noise suppression in OBS.

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