A while back, when I was Googling for information on this topic, all I could find were long-winded Youtube videos. If you’re impatient like me, then you probably don’t want to sit through 7 minutes of a video just to apply a few filters.
First of all: Before you begin to speak or sing, you should always make sure that you record at least 5+ seconds of silence with your Blue Snowball microphone. This “silence” will allow you to generate a profile of the background noise around you.
Because it is likely that microphone picked up some background noises, we will need to remove these noises by using the Noise Reduction effect:
After removing our background noises, we will use the Normalize effect:
Once you’ve normalized the track, you will need to use the Compressor effect:
In the past, I have had success changing the Threshold value to -18dB, so you might want to test that out.
Now, let’s add some bass boost and treble boost to our recording:
After applying the bass boost and treble boost, you will need to Normalize your track again. To do this, simply follow the exact same directions that were listed in Step 3.
Finally, you can use Audacity’s Limiter effect to reduce limits that exceeds a certain threshold:
After following the steps above, you should be left with a voice recording that sounds a lot more professional! Hopefully, you found this guide to be helpful!