Reduce Background Noise in Skype Calls

Noise in Skype

Skype has revolutionized communication for people around the world with its free voice chats, video calls and conference video calls.

However, one thing that’s quite cumbersome with Skype is that it plays all the sounds that your computer microphone picks up. Sometimes, the background noise is even louder than your own voice.

Of course, you can always get a headset with a microphone which noise levels could be adjusted. There is a way to lessen the noise in Skype voice chats and video calls. Follow these simple steps:

1. Go to your desktop and right-click the sound icon (the one that looks like speakers) and select “Recording Devices”.

2. Click the default microphone of the computer, then the Properties button, then the “Levels” tab.

3. Check the bar that says “Microphone Boost”. Make sure that the tab is all the way to the left to disable it. This decreases your microphone’s sensitivity to background noise.  Click the “OK” button to save your new settings.

4. If you have Realtek HD Audio Manager, open this up as well from your computer tray by right clicking it and selecting ” sound manager”.

5. Click the Microphone Tab, and the Microphone Boost button (the one on the right of the recording volume slide bar). Make sure it’s set at 0 decibels. You can also choose to click the Noise Suppression button, which also helps reduce background noise for your microphone.

Once all these changes are made, you can now enjoy a background-noise-free video call and chat, which is what you need when you want to record Skype calls or Skype videos.

Skype doesn’t have a built-in recorder, but there is SuperTintin, which is the most reliable recording software for Skype calls. It’s not based on screen-capture technology, which means it directly records your video calls and voice chats without interrupting the call or changing the quality of the call. Check it out and enjoy high quality recorded calls with SuperTinTin.

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