How to use a Noise Gate in Adobe Audition

Podcaster’s problem: When you record your podcast your guest may be a heavy breather, there may be a fan or air conditioning unit in the background – there is...

Podcaster’s problem: When you record your podcast your guest may be a heavy breather, there may be a fan or air conditioning unit in the background – there is a way to remove that noise from your podcast!

You may wish to set a noise gate on your podcast to eliminate breaths or a light background noise. A noise gate should be used lightly otherwise you’ll end up clipping the start and end of your words and it is not a replacement to noise reduction which I’ll cover later.

1. Go to Effects > Amplitude And Compression > Dynamics Processing.

2. Start from a preset such as Noise Gate @ 20dB.

3. Move the bottom right point of the graph to the left until you have reduced background noise but are not clipping the start and ends of your words.

An extract from The A to Z of Podcast Audio Production in Adobe Audition

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