1. Introduction

Thank you for using SoundSoap 4!  We hope this User's Guide will provide you with all the information you need to use SoundSoap 4 in your workflows.

About SoundSoap

Almost everyone has experienced undesirable background noise in their recordings. Maybe that amazing video of your kids also captured a noisy air conditioner, or that interview you recorded has a loud highway buzzing in the background. Were loud fans supposed to be part of your screencast? Have a loud humming sound caused by a bad cable? Maybe you are removing clicks and crackles from an old LP collection or hiss from your audio cassette collection… the list goes on and on. In any case, these noises can be a big distraction in your project. SoundSoap makes rescuing these recordings effortless - no experience necessary!

SoundSoap is perfect for anyone working with interviews, video projects, iPhone/iPad videos, screencasts, podcasts, transferring LPs or cassettes, and more. With just a few simple controls, anyone can remove clicks and crackles, unwanted hiss, room noise, rumble, electrical hum, and other background noise from almost any digital media file — including digital video (DV), digital audio workstation tracks, analog cassette/tape recordings, vinyl LP recordings, and more. SoundSoap is a must-have for easily cleaning up audio before you share it.

If you have already installed SoundSoap and want to quickly learn how to use it, please jump to the QuickStart Chapter.  If you would like to learn more about different types of audio noise SoundSoap can remove, please read the Types of Noise Chapter.  If you want specific information about the different controls and how they work, please jump to the Controls Chapter.  

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