When you enable Remove Background Noise while recording, Riverside processes all participants' audio through a noise filter to create a clearer-sounding recording. It reduces ambient noise from the room tone, like air conditioners and fans, with minimal impact on spoken vocals.
Why you might want to remove background noise:
- Smoother-sounding overall audio, especially if
- someone is not recording in a soundproofed space
- background noise is louder than the spoken parts
- you can hear an electric hum (grounding noise)
Why you might not want to remove background noise:
- Audio loses some fidelity and texture
If you enable Remove Background Noise while recording in the Studio, you cannot add the sound data back in later. Even if you don't apply the noise filter in the Studio, you can also apply similar noise removal in the Editor.