Noise Reduction in Audacity [Step-by-Step Guide]

Dive into this comprehensive guide on noise reduction in Audacity for 2023. Discover detailed steps to enhance your audio recordings and achieve crystal-clear sound effortlessly.

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Updated on Jan 11, 2024

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You could be a music creator, singer, YouTuber, video editor, podcaster, or associated in any shape or form with the audio-visual industry. Still, you will agree that good audio is the backbone of any video project. That is without saying anything about its importance in a purely audio-based project like a music record or an audio podcast.

However, it is a fact that you cannot always avoid unwanted noise during your recordings, which can become a hassle to remove if you don't have the best tools for this type of work. So, in this post, we'll discuss the two best methods of reducing noise in your projects. So, without wasting any time, let's see how you can do effective noise reduction in Audacity as well as EaseUS VideoKit.

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty Level
Audacity High- remove background noise easily. Moderate
EaseUS VideoKit High- it comes with AI features. Super easy

How to Reduce Noise in Audacity

The first method we'd recommend you use to reduce or remove background noise from audio files is to use a tool called Audacity. This tool is quite popular among professionals like music creators, Youtubers, and all sorts of people that wish to have good-quality audio in their videos and projects. The best part about Audacity is that it is free and easy to use, so even if you've never tried noise reduction in Audacity before, you can pick it up easily. It is also open source, so you can easily download it from the official website.


Tools like Audacity are very handy for professional creators, especially in the music industry, as they allow you to separate vocals from background noise and otherwise remove background noise. This helps you get crisp-sounding audio, raising your projects' overall quality.

If this tool sounds like something you'd be interested in using to get effective noise reduction, you can follow the steps below that explain how to use this tool in an easy way.

Step 1. In the first step, you need to download Audacity from its official website. Since it's an open-source tool, it's totally free. After installing it, launch the tool and then import your audio file.

Step 2. The next step is to choose the noise profile. To do so, you need to select a portion of the audio file where only the background noise is present. After selecting the audio portion, you need to go to the "Effects" tab, scroll down to "Noise Reduction," and click on "Get Noise Profile."

Get Noise Profile

Step 3. Now that you have selected the noise profile, you can move on to Audacity's main part of noise reduction. Select the whole audio clip, then go to the "Effects" tab again, and this time click on "Noise Reduction." Make sure to adjust the settings in order to get the best noise removal without sacrificing audio quality.

Noise Reduction

Step 4. Now, you can see if the noise removal was good enough for your needs. You can click on Preview and hear a portion of the post-noise reduction audio. If you're satisfied, you can click on OK to apply noise reduction on the full file.


Step 5. The last step is to save the file so you can import it into your editing software for further work.

Press OK

EaseUS VideoKit: Best Alternative to Remove Noise in Audacity

If trying to remove background noise from your audio using Audacity isn't your cup of tea, that's okay too. Audacity is certainly not the only background noise removal tool in the market. In fact, there are a lot of other tools that come with a much broader spectrum of features as compared to Audacity.

So if you want to use an alternative to removing background noise in Audacity, we'd recommend you go for EaseUS VideoKit. This AI noise remover tool, developed by EaseUS, is great for removing background noise from your audio files using conventional means and comes jam-packed with AI features that tremendously boost its capabilities. It can not only allow you to convert your audio files into a multitude of formats but also extract audio from video files so you can work on them as purely audio files.

noise remover

Other than the run-of-the-mill features that come with any halfway decent noise reduction tool, it also allows you to do things like remove wind noise from video. Besides you can also separate music from vocals in music files.

You can also use it in the music industry to remove vocals without losing the quality of a recording. And if an audio file has been giving you trouble with background noise removal, you can let EaseUS VideoKit's AI remove background noise with just a few clicks. Now let's download this software to do noise reduction for video or audio files.

👉Step-by-step guide:

Step 1. Open EaseUS VideoKit and find the "Subtitle Generator" panel.

open easeus videokit

Step 2. Click "Choose File" or drag the YouTube video file to the interface.

Choose File

Step 3. Wait for the AI analyzing.

ai analysis

Step 4. Click the "Text" button to change the text, or customize font, background, and position under "Style" menu.

set up subtitles

Step 5. Click "Export Subtitle" to select exported subtitle format, "Save to" to change location, and press "Export" to export the video with subtitles.


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In this post, we have discussed two of the best ways you remove noise reduction in Audacity. We'd recommend you use Audacity if your work is a bit on the simpler side and doesn't require any heavy-handed noise reduction. However, if Audacity doesn't seem enough for your audio, you can use the AI features of EaseUS VideoKit to remove any unwanted noise from your audio file in a few clicks.

Noise Reduction in Audacity FAQs

Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about noise reduction in Audacity. These questions and their answers might help you if you want to know more about this process.

1. What Is the Difference Between Noise Gate and Noise Reduction in Audacity?

Noise Gate eliminates noise by muting any such sound below a certain threshold frequency, while Noise Reduction removes the noise from the entire audio file.

2. Is Audacity Good for Noise Reduction?

Yes, Audacity is really good for Noise Reduction in your audio files. But keep in mind that you need to adjust the settings to get the best quality out of this process.

3. How Do I Make Background Noise Clearer?

If you want to make the background noise clearer, you can consider doing volume changes on targeted sections of the audio file. Otherwise, you can also consider messing around with the EQ to get clearer background noise.

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