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Eliminating White Noise in Your OBS Mic Set-Up

Jan 23, 2024

Struggling with white noise ruining your audio recordings in OBS? This nagging issue can have a major impact on your video's audio quality, and it's important to resolve it to create professional-looking content. Fortunately, we've got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to cancel white noise from your mic in OBS.

  1. Identify the source: Before addressing the white noise problem, it's important to pinpoint the source of the noise. The most common culprits are either background noises, the microphone itself, or the computer's sound processing.

  2. Background noise reduction: Ensure that your recording area is quiet by removing any noisy devices (e.g., fans, air conditioners) and using soft materials to dampen echoes.

  3. Upgrade your microphone: Investing in a high-quality microphone with a built-in noise-cancelling feature will significantly reduce white noise.

  4. Find the right OBS settings: Adjust the noise suppression settings in OBS to find the optimal balance between noise reduction and voice clarity. To do this, go to OBS' 'Audio' settings, and add a Noise Suppression filter to your microphone device. Experiment with adjusting the suppression level until white noise is diminished.

  5. Use virtual audio cables: Sometimes, connecting your microphone to your computer directly can result in white noise. A virtual audio cable can help remove this interference by passing the audio through a software-based cable on your computer.

  6. External sound cards: An external sound card like a USB audio interface can improve the quality of your microphone's audio by bypassing your computer's built-in sound processor. This can lead to a cleaner and crisper audio recording, free of white noise.

By following these steps and experimenting with different solutions, you're on your way to producing high-quality content without the distraction of white noise in your OBS recordings. Remember that there's no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem, so be prepared to try different strategies until you find the best one for your set-up.

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