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Audio Practice – There Will Come Soft Rains

This poem was requested by @brangwy. You can find her online at elanorhughes.blogspot.com. I took care to read this more slowly, and in post I only applied one effect.

Here is the original recording, with background noise.


  1. Download Audacity
  2. Open and record, including 5 seconds at beginning and/or end of “silence” so you can capture your base noise level.
  3. Select noise sample
  4. In the Effect menu, select “Noise Removal”
  5. “Get Noise Profile”
  6. Select all (ctrl + a)
  7. In the Effect menu, select “Repeat Removal”


Do you notice a difference? Any suggestions?