Adobe Premiere Pro Audio Post Production Sound Editing

How to reduce background noise in premiere pro

If you’ve ever had to edit audio in your filmmaking career, you’ll know the burden of receiving the sound recording and the first thing you hear is unwanted background noise creeping into each and every scene.

It happens quite often where you have a perfectly shot scene, with a cinematic setup and then when you watch it back in post-production you can hear that pesky background noise. Fear not there are plenty of ways now to remove background in Adobe Premiere Pro.

So how do you remove background noise from video? Here’s how!

Not looking to remove background noise in Premiere Pro? Fear not, here are our other guides for Audacity, Da Vinci Resolve and Adobe Audition:

Today we will discuss how to reduce background noise in Adobe Premiere Pro and the most effective methods to get rid of that static noise.

Firstly we advise you to create the best possible recording environment when you are filming your latest scene, prevention is important!

Try removing any potential pieces of equipment that may cause additional background noise whilst you film.

You may also be interested in reading: How to remove background noise in Adobe Audition

Using Premiere Pro to remove background noise

Even when you set up your film set with the least possible of additional background noise, chances are when you playback your audio you’ll have that unwanted static feedback. However! Don’t fear, this is the good part.

Firstly, open up Adobe Premiere Pro. Select the footage you wish to remove any additional static noise from.

premiere pro remove background noise

After selecting the clip go to Window > Effects > Obsolete Audio Effects > DeNoiser (Obsolete). It will then ask you whether or not you want to use the newer version of the DeNoiser. Select no and continue with the DeNoiser (Obsolete).

DeNoiser Effect Premiere Pro

Select the DeNoiser effect and then drag and drop it onto the clip you wish to remove the static noise from. Once you have dropped the DeNoiser effect onto the clip go to Effect Controls > DeNoiser > Reduce Noise By.

Use the sliders on here to reduce the static noise, you usually find it differs from clip to clip in terms of the decibel range to remove it from. We find around -5 to -10 is usually the range you’ll be able to reduce to an unnoticeable level.

Removing the static from your audio clip

We use the DeNoiser effect, even though it is outdated.

The reason being it still does a much better job than most effects and it’s simple and easy to use. We recommend it over other add ons as you can hear a huge difference once you’ve added it to your audio.

We hope this article on removing background noise in Adobe Premiere Pro has helped you, please share this if you found it useful!

If you’re filming a commercial you may want to remove the audio from your video in Premiere Pro, this is a pretty simple process if you follow our simple steps.

If you’re using DaVinci Resolve, check out this article on How to Remove Background Noise in DaVinci Resolve.


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