Easiest Solutions to Remove Background Noise from Any Audio Track

Posted by Adam Gorden on July 25, 2018 19:00:51 PM.

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Just finished recording an audio track but not satisfied with the output quality because of the annoying background noise? That's true for most audio recorders. While recording the audio, the microphone sounds, mouse clicks or other unexpected noises would be easily included into the tracks. Therefore, the audio solutions that can completely extract the noises from those audio files are in an increasing demand now.

The good news is that there are a large amount of such audio tools, including free and paid software that could easily remove unwanted background noise from any audio tracks. Now go ahead to view the top 2 easy solutions to remove noisy sounds out of your audio files on Mac or Windows computer.

Method 1. Remove Unwanted Background Noise from Audios for Free

Firstly, you are recommended to erase unexpected background audio noises with a free audio editor called Audacity. It's not only free of charge, but also easy to use for even beginners. Now follow the steps here to see how to remove unwanted noisy audio from your tracks:

Step 1. Launch Audacity on Mac/Windows/Linux. Then import the noisy audio track to the editor. Then start playing the whole track from beginning to the end so that you can make a note of the point where the background noise exists.

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Step 2. Select the noisy duration and move to Effect menu > Noise Removal. Then from the pop-up window, you can adjust noise removal settings according to your needs. You are highly recommended to use the default settings if you are beginner.

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Step 3. Now simply click on the OK button and then Audacity will begin to remove the background noise from the soundtrack as you want. Once done, you can preview the audio and save it as a new MP3 file if you are satisfied with the quality.

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Note: The downside of using Audacity to remove noises is that it would cause some loss to original audio quality. So if you care much about the quality, you are suggested to try the other solution below.

Method 2. Cut Out Unexpected Audio Noise with TunesKit Audio Cutter

TunesKit Audio Cutter, officially named TunesKit Video Cutter, is one of the most efficient audio noise removers that can help you quickly cut off unwanted noises from any audio file without losing any quality. With this media cutting tool, you can easily cut out the noisy parts from all audios in any format and then export the clear track into other formats, like MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc.

It allows you cut off multiple noisy portions from each audio track and then merge the clips into a new and more clear audio file. Besides, it can be used as a video splitter to cut large videos into small clips losslessly. Thanks to the built-in editor, you can also edit the audio/video with other effects if you like.

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Step-by-Step: Losslessly Extract Noises from Audios with TunesKit

Step 1 Import the audio track into TunesKit

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After launching TunesKit Video Cutter, directly drag the audio file to the main window. Or use the 'Open' button to load the track. Then it will begin playing in the preview window.

Step 2Select noisy sections to be cut

set noise duration

Move the slider bar to the point when the noise lasts. Or you can set the cutting section by manually changing the start time and end time via the time board.

Step 3Set output format

set output format

Click the 'Format' button to enter the profile window where you can freely select whatever output format as you want. You are also allowed to change the audio codec, channel, bit rate, sample rate, etc. in order to make the audio more personalized.

Step 4Start removing noises

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Now click 'Start' button to initiate the noise removal process. It will work at up to 60X faster speed. After that, you'll get the noise-free audio as expected.

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