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How to clean up digital recordings using Audacity

When you’re dealing with audio files, you’ll run into a few problems every so soften. This is especially true with voice recordings and audio that was converted to a digital format from a cassette tape or a vinyl record.

One of the biggest problems is noise. This could be hissing or background noise like the sound of the wind or a loud air conditioning unit, or even someone inadvertently breathing into a microphone. No matter what the source is, that noise is distracting. And while it’s difficult to eliminate all of the noise from a digital audio recording, it is possible to clean the file up so that the noise tolerable.

A great way to do that is with Audacity. In this article, I look at how to clean up digital audio using the Linux version of Audacity. The techniques work equally well with the Windows and Mac OS versions of the software, too.

Read more on opensource.com

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