If you are a lover of recording videos outdoors and then editing them, one of your big challenges is removing background noise. These are usually recorded because you are in open areas, where any noise, such as traffic or external music, sneaks into your audio. But don’t worry, in this article we will help you discover how you can remove background noise in your audio with iMovie from your MacOS.
What is the way you can access your project’s audio in iMovie?
Thanks to the many editing tools that iMovie has making improvements to your audios is very easy to do, from any device. Such as recording voiceover from your Mac. In this case, using it on your Mac, you will be able to modify volume levels, adjust equalizer settings and remove background noises.
But before you can make any adjustments you must know what is the way in which you can access project audio in iMovie. To do this you must go to the saved projects section, then double click on the audio you want to edit.
Now you will be able to see a timeline of it, from where you will be able to locate where you should make the modification you want. Having already accessed your project, we will show you how you can erase the background noise that crept into said audio.
What should you do to remove background noise in your iMovie movie?
From iMovie you can add an animated travel map to any recording. And in this case make automatic adjustments to reduce any noise background that appears in your recording. For this you must perform the steps that we show you below:
- Once you have selected the audio to edit, proceed to place on the timeline where the noise you want to erase appears.
- Now click on the option, ‘Noise reduction and equalizer’.
- When entering this option you will see a box where it is indicated ´Reduce background noise´, check that box.
- Now you must drag the cursor that is displayed on the timeline.
- You should do it to the right for more noise reduction, or to the left for less noise reduction.
- You can perform a reduction from 0% to 100% of the noise in comparison to the volume of the original audio.
- Now you can play the audio and see if the adjustment you wanted was made. If it still needs to be adjusted, you can do so by repeating the steps above.
- In case the settings made are not the expected you can click on the Restart option and start over if you wish.
- Although this iMovie program has good tools, if you can’t reduce the noise as expected, you can use other programs, compatible with your Mac.
What are the best alternative programs for MacOs that you can use to remove background noise?
If the results of using iMovie’s audio editing tools are not enough to reduce background noise in your audio. Don’t worry, since there are a lot of external programs that you can use in your MacOS, to eliminate this annoying background noise. And best of all, they are programs that you can use for free, you just have to download and install them on your computer.
Here we leave you the description of two of the best of these editing programs. With which you can surely remove background noise from your recording and many more effects.
Of the good ones the best, that is how we could define the most used free audio editing program worldwide called Audacia. This program, which is open source, offers an impressive amount of editing options that will allow you to make any adjustments to your audios. It offers compatibility with multiple types of audio files such as: .WAV, .AIFF, .FLAC, .MP2 / 3 and .OGG.
In addition, it offers super easy to use interface and with which you can quickly become familiar. It allows you to make recordings from any external input, as well as monitor all volume levels. You can use the Jack Audio function within the program and with it apply a wide variety of effects. It offers you editing tools with which you can do and undo any change you want as many times as necessary. And it has an ideal spectrogram viewer for careful analysis of any audio recording.
You can configure the SoundFlower function, with which you can make the recording of any audio from your PC, regardless of the playback source. These are just some of the features of this powerful free editing program that you can use on Mac.
Logic Pro X is another of the editing programs that offers you tools with which you can transform your audio into whatever you want. Your Mac will become a true professional audio recording room, thanks to this powerful program. Lógica Pro X is not a simple audio editing program with which you can only remove background noise from your recordings.
With this program you can, among other things, perform all kinds of musical arrangements, as well as create melodies and rhythms quickly and easily. In addition, you can record compositions and perform songs with live sound, to later add them to your musical projects. Without a doubt, it is a very complete program, with which you can easily edit any audio from your PC.