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Best Audio Editors to Remove Background Noise from Audio

Liza Brown
Liza Brown
Originally published Aug 08, 23, updated Jun 12, 24

Background noise is the unwanted sound present in the background while recording audio. It diminishes the overall sound quality of the audio or video. It is not always possible to make a call or record an audio or video from a silent room. Then the noise was made by working machines like a fan, air conditioner, etc., or people talking. It will make it difficult to hear the recording and concentrate on the topic. Quite annoying, right?

Best Audio Editors to Remove Background Noise from Audio

We all know background noise will reduce the overall impression of the video no matter how perfect the video is. Here we will discuss 4 applications that can be used to remove background noise from any audio clip (they are listed in no particular order).

Part 1: Wondershare Filmora

Wondershare Filmora is a video editing app with extensive features and options for editing a video or audio. Amateurs, as well as professionals, equally use this application. You can remove background noise by its simple denoise feature in several mins. Let's see how noise reduction is done using Filmora:

Download Filmora below, and install it on your computer.

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For Win 7 or later (64-bit)

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For macOS 10.12 or later

Open Filmora, and go to File-Import Media to import your source video to the Media Library.

import media to filmora

Add or drag-n-drop the source video to the video track. Then right-click the video on the track, and select Adjust Audio option.

adjust audio option

The audio settings panel will pop up. Please enable the Remove background noise option, and then adjust the denoising level to Strong by moving the pointer to the extreme right.

click remove background noise

Playback your video on the line and check whether the voice quality has been improved.

Filmora supports various video formats. You can select the format you want and export the video or upload your video to Youtube and Vimeo directly. Once done, click Export to save or export your video.

filmora export panel


The audio can also be fine-tuned by using the Equalizer feature of Filmora, making the audio sound more natural. Also, the Audio Mixer feature will help you to edit the audio further and save it in MP3 format.

Part 2: Audacity

Audacity is an open platform for audio recording and editing. It is a very simple-to-use application and can be used to record, play, import, and export any audio files of WAV, MP3, AIFF, and OGG. Audacity also offers mixing tracks and applying special effects to the audios.

First, select the "silent" part of the audio, where only the noise can be heard.

Tap on the Effects menu at the top and select Noise Removal.

noise reduction

Tap on the Get Noise Profile option.

apply audacity noise reduction

Select all the audios from which you wish to remove the background noise.

Now once again, go to the Effects menu and tap on the Noise Removal option.

Adjust the settings if you feel it is necessary and click OK to save the settings.

Listen to the audio clip to ensure the quality has been improved and the noise reduced. And here are the waveforms before and after the noise removal.

noise wave


It is always recommended to reduce the noise before recording audio on Audacity.

Part 3: VSDC Video Editor

VSDC is a top-notch video editor with various high-end editing tools that allow users to enhance their videos easily. It offers screen recording, voice-overs, color correction, and even the green screen effect. To help you refine your videos to the highest quality, you can use the noise removal tool in VSDC.

Here are the easy steps to de-noise audio:

Open the VSDC video editor. Then click on the Editor tab and click on Run Sprite Wizard or Audio.

run sprite wizard

Select a file to be imported or drag and drop it to the slides. Click Apply Settings to proceed.

apply audio settings

Open the Audio effects drop-down menu, tap on Filters, and finally on Gate.

audio effects

Now, adjust the threshold level in the right panel by reducing it.

adjust threshold value

Similarly, adjust the Attack and Release levels to reduce the background noise.

attack and release

Part 4: Movavi Video Editor

Movavi is a simple video editing application that anyone can use to edit videos based on the time it was taken, for example, wedding videos, birthday videos, etc. it offers a lot of features to edit a video clip based on a specific theme. Here is how noise reduction can be done by using Movavi Video Editor.

Open the Movavi Video editor on your desktop and open an audio/video clip on your timeline.

Click on the audio clip to select it and then tap on the Settings icon on the extreme left.

Then choose the Audio Editing option and tap on the Noise Removal box.

movavi reduce noise

Adjust the Noise Suppression pointer according to the video's need.

Playback the video on the timeline and check if the sound quality gets better.


The Noise Suppression level needs to be adjusted for every video as the noise level will be different for every one of them. Using speakers while playing back the audio after noise suppression is also recommended to check the audio quality.

To sum up

The above are 4 of the best editing applications available in the market in which unwanted background music can be removed. These applications also have a lot of other features that can be useful for audio and video editing. 

Versatile Video Editor - Wondershare Filmora

An easy yet powerful editor

Numerous effects to choose from

Detailed tutorials provided by the official channel

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