How to Fix Tinny Audio in Audacity

Use Audacity: A step-by-step guide to remove metallic sounds

That metallic sound is annoying 🔈

The metallic, tin-like sound you may hear in your audio is an unwelcome annoyance. t’s important to learn how to fix tinny audio because it detracts from the overall quality of your content and leads to poor listening experience for your users. All audio editing platforms like Audacity, Adobe Audition, and AVID have tools to help, but it’s not a sure fix.

In Audacity, which is a free open-source audio recording and editing application, you can use their “equalization” effects tool. When you use Audacity to remove tinny sound, you can quickly clean up your recordings to sound like a professional production. Most times you can significantly remove or completely eliminate the unwanted sound by reducing the frequency range where you hear the metallic sound. Typically you hear metallic, tinny sounds in the range of 7 kilohertz to 9 kilohertz.

Audacity Step-by-step 📋

Ready to learn how to fix tinny audio in Audacity? Follow these steps for crystal-clear sound:

Step 1

Open Audacity, click “File” and “Open” and locate the file you want to fix.

Step 2

Click “Play” and locate the section with the metallic, tin-like sound. Once you have located the section, click “Stop”

Step 3

Drag the cursor over the part with the metallic sound to highlight

Step 4

Click “Edit” and select “Equalization”

Step 5

In the Equalization dialogue box, double-click around 8 kilohertz on the equalization line to insert a plot mark

Step 6

Double-click on 7 kilohertz and 9 kilohertz to create two more plot marks

Step 7

Click and hold the 8 kilohertz plot mark and drag the mark down to the -24 dB level. The equalization line should look like a flat line with a dip near the end

Step 8

Click “Preview” to review how much you’ve reduced the sound

Step 9

Drag the bottom plot mark to the left if you can still hear a “high-pitched” metallic sound. Drag this mark to the right if you can still hear a “low-pitched sound.

Step 10

You can further narrow the field of equalization by dragging the top-left plot mark a little to the right and the top-right plot mark a little to the left.

Step 11

Once you are happy, click “OK” to save

you How to Transcribe Audio Files Using Sonix

Congrats! Now you know how to remove tinny sound in Audacity — but now what? While learning how to remove high-pitch noises from audio is important, it’s also crucial to learn how to transcribe your audio content. Audio transcriptions make it easy to share your content with users all over the world, translate your transcripts  into different languages, increase accessibility for people with a hearing disability, improve SEO and organic search traffic, and much, much more!

After you remove metallic sound from audio files in Audacity, Sonix makes it easy to generate fast and accurate audio transcriptions. Sonix has been rated the best and most reliable automatic transcription service by independent reviewers.

Here's how you can upload your clean audio into Sonix and generate a transcript in minutes.

Step 1

Create an account with Sonix  and get started with 30 minutes minutes of free transcription.

Step 2

Once logged in, click the "New Upload" button on the top right corner of the dashboard.

Step 3

Browse and select the audio file you want to transcribe. Ensure it is in a supported format, such as MP3, WAV, or AIFF. You can export your Audacity project to one of these formats if needed.

Step 4

Choose the language spoken in your audio file from the dropdown menu.

Step 5

Click on "Transcribe" to start the transcription process. Sonix will automatically transcribe your audio file using our advanced AI technology.

Step 6

Wait for the transcription to complete. The duration of the transcription process depends on the length of your audio file. You will receive an email notification when the transcription is ready.

Step 7

Once the transcription is complete, you can access, edit, and review the transcript in the Sonix web-based editor.

Step 8

Make necessary edits to your transcript using Sonix's intuitive editing tools. You can easily search, edit, and add individual speaker names to your transcript.

Step 9

Export your transcript in your desired format, such as Microsoft Word, PDF, or SRT.

Discover the Power of Sonix 🌩

Now that you know how to fix tinny audio, it's time to discover the power of Sonix.

At Sonix, we pride ourselves on delivering fast and accurate transcriptions using cutting-edge AI technology. Our transcription services are among the fastest available, and we support transcription and translation in over 38 languages, making us a versatile choice for users worldwide. Our user-friendly, web-based editor offers an intuitive interface for editing and reviewing transcripts, allowing you to search, add timestamps, and highlight important sections easily.

We also provide speaker identification, automatically identifying different speakers in your audio files to simplify quoting and organizing your transcripts. Our collaboration tools enable multiple users to work on a transcript simultaneously, streamlining the editing process for teams. Sonix allows you to generate video subtitles and captions in various formats, such as SRT or VTT.

We offer flexible pricing plans to accommodate the needs of individuals and businesses, including pay-as-you-go and subscription options. Experience the power of Sonix's advanced audio transcription and translation tools by signing up for a free trial or choosing a pricing plan that best suits your needs.

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