Using an Expander/Gate to Reduce Background Noise in your Recordings

Professional audio quality in a voice-over dictates that it should sound clean, clear, and most importantly - free of background noise.

But for most freelance VO Talent working out of a home studio, the environment they record in may not provide such audio quality right off the bat. While you should always address issues with your audio quality at the source, there are some steps you can take to further reduce background noise in your audio during the editing and post-production stage.

In this video, we'll take a look at how you can use an Expander/Gate plugin to reduce background noise in your recordings. When this technique is used in conjunction with a well set-up recording space, the end result is clean, clear, professional quality audio.