Enhance Your Audio: Using Studio Sound for Noise Reduction in Your Videos

descript tips Mar 11, 2024

Do you want to enhance the audio quality of your videos without needing to be an audio engineering expert?

Descript makes it easy!

In this guide, we will explore a feature called Studio Sound that can help you eliminate unwanted background noise from your recordings. We'll walk you through the steps to apply studio sound and share tips for adjusting its settings to achieve the best results.

What is Studio Sound?

Studio sound is a feature that allows you to cancel out background noise from audio recordings. It's a simple tool that can make a significant difference in the quality of your videos and podcasts.

How to Apply Studio Sound

1. Inside your project, identify the layer with the background noise you want to eliminate.
2. Click on the specific layer to select it.
3. In the property menu, look for the audio effects section and locate the Studio Sound toggle.
4. Click on the toggle to apply Studio Sound to the selected layer.

Processing Time

When applying studio sound for the first time, a notification will indicate that the processing is taking place. Depending on the duration of the video or audio file, this processing can take anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes.

Effect Application

- Studio sound applies to the entire audio file, even if the selected layer is divided into different scenes.
- You can use the range tool to select specific portions of the audio for further adjustments.

Using the Range Tool

The range tool allows you to select and manipulate specific portions of your audio file. You can use it to identify and mute out unwanted background noise.

Adjusting Studio Sound Intensity

- Studio sound comes with a default intensity level of 100%.
- Adjust the intensity to suit your recording environment and microphone setup.
- Experiment with different intensity levels to find the perfect setting for your specific recording conditions.

Finding the Right Intensity

- Higher intensity levels may cause voice clipping, robotic sound, or tone removal.
- Lower the intensity level and listen to the audio to identify the optimal setting for your setup.
- Based on the microphone and recording environment, you may need to experiment to find the ideal intensity level.

Studio Sound Limitations

Studio sound is a powerful tool for minimizing background noises like traffic, air conditioners, and barking dogs. However, it may not completely salvage severely poor audio quality.

Studio Sound is not a substitute for maintaining a suitable recording environment. It works best when used in conjunction with good recording practices i.e. a quiet room!


Studio Sound is a valuable feature for creators looking to improve the audio quality of their videos. By following the simple steps outlined in this article and experimenting with intensity levels, you can effectively reduce unwanted background noise and enhance the overall sound of your recordings.

To learn more about applying studio sound to your videos, check out the tutorial on Descript Mastery Youtube:

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