Reply To: Home Studio Troubleshooting


I was dealing with some troublesome background noise, and I was determined to find a solution without relying on software noise reduction, as it can sometimes impact the audio quality. But in the meantime, I think I’ve found a game-changer. The persistent rumble from my central unit kept my noise floor at around 55. Having to reduce noise in every recording became a hassle, especially considering the impact on audio quality in Audacity.

Then, I stumbled upon a program that many in the community use for real-time noise reduction. It acts as a bridge between Windows and the DAW software. It’s called Equalizer APO, and it comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Let me tell you, it’s AMAZING! Even on my older recording laptop, it works like a charm.

The setup might seem a bit tricky at first, but if you check out tutorials on YouTube, you’ll see how straightforward it can be. To enhance the sound quality further, I installed the ReaFIR plugin from Reaper. Once configured, my noise floor dropped to 70! If anyone’s interested, I’d be happy to provide more instructions on this.