Even a free Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software program like Audacity has a few tricks up its sleeves. In this video, I show you a simple way to clean up unwanted background noise from your podcast recording. I use this method every time I post a video or podcast, so it comes highly recommended. If you're working with something more complicated like recording music, the noise removal filter has to be worked very, very gently--but with something simple like speech it can be really effective.
Taking steps like these in the editing process creates a more professional product. Your podcast should be the highest quality audio you can possibly achieve, but that doesn't mean it has to be difficult or expensive! Watch the video for your lesson on using Audacity's noise removal filter.