How to get the best high quality voice in Audacity?

The following steps will give you the clearest audio quality with no noise and good bass and punchy trebles.

You can try out the following steps by recording a sample. In you sample leave 3-5 seconds in the beginning and end. SayHow did you know that I was going to have a peanut butter sandwich for lunch?” for the sample. After you have the sample ready let’s do the following to enhance the voice to the best sounding quality.

  1. Lets use the compressor tool to amplify the audio. Choose effect and then compressor

Audacity compressor sound effects tool

Audacity Dynamic Range Compressor

Playback the recording to check the changes.

2. Next is to remove the noise from the start and end of the recording.

Highlight the start of the recording just before you start speaking.

Audacity selection for noise removal

Then select Effect –> Noise reduction and click the noise profile button

Now select the whole recording by double clicking anywhere in the Audacity Softvaro.

Select Effect –> Noise reduction

You can change the settings and click preview or just copy the settings from below and then click OK

Audacity noise removal effect

Playback the recording to check the changes.

3. Use the equalisation effect to change the way the vocals sound. For this example lets add some bass and then some treble.

Select the whole of your recording by double clicking anywhere on the wave. Choose Effect -> Equalization

Select Bass Boost in the Select Curve drop-down at the bottom.

Audacity equalisation bass boost

Select the whole of the recording and go to Effects –> Equalisation. This time select Treble Boost from the Select Curve drop down list. Click OK.

Playback the recording to check the changes.

4. You can limit any extreme peaks in sound by using the Hard Limiter

Choose effect –> Hard LimiterAudacity Hard Limiter Effect

Use the settings below and click OK.

Playback the recording to check the changes.

5. Let’s make the sound quality louder by using Normalize. Choose Effects –> Normalise. Click OK.

Playback the recording to check the changes.