Laptops are not known for their efficient noise cancellation capabilities. On the other hand, smartphones utilize an array of microphones that cancel out background noise, resulting in better audio quality during video calls. However, there is a small yet powerful tool called Krisp that can remove a significant amount of background noise and provide you with audio quality that matches that of a professional office setting. In this article, we will explore how to remove background noise from Skype calls and other video conferencing apps using Krisp.
What is Krisp?
Krisp is an AI-based app that effectively removes static background noises and other dynamic sounds from your calls. It not only eliminates the noise for you but also enhances the quality of your voice, ensuring that your video calls sound clear and crisp. Additionally, Krisp also filters the audio from the speaker’s end, further reducing any background noise that might affect the call quality.
Krisp operates on a freemium model. If you use your organization’s EmailID, you can enjoy a 14-day free trial. After that, the app allows only 120 minutes of noise cancellation per week. To unlock unlimited minutes, you can choose to upgrade to the premium version for just $3.33 per month.
Setting Up Krisp
Krisp provides dedicated apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, and even a Chrome extension. It is compatible with over 600 video conferencing apps, including popular ones like Slack, Hangouts, Messenger, Join.me, and WhatsApp. If you are using Linux, you can install the Chrome extension on the Brave browser. Simply download and install the Krisp app or extension based on your device, and sign up for an account.
Once you have installed Krisp, you will notice a toggle called “Mute Noise” when you are on a video call. Simply turn on this toggle, and Krisp will start filtering the noise coming out of your microphone. Keep in mind that Krisp operates using AI, so it may take a few seconds to adapt to the ambient noise and distinguish your voice from other sounds. Give it an additional 10-20 seconds and a couple of sample lines to ensure optimal noise cancellation.
To demonstrate the effectiveness of Krisp, we conducted a test Skype call in our office environment, which included background music and other ambient noise. Below, you can listen to the before and after audio samples, showcasing the significant reduction in background noise achieved by Krisp.[Audio Sample Link]
For a more detailed review of Krisp, including its performance on macOS, iOS, and Windows, you can check out Kaushal’s dedicated article on Techwiser. He has also conducted various other tests, and you can find additional audio samples and insights in his review.
With Krisp, you can significantly improve the audio quality of your Skype calls and other video conferencing sessions by eliminating background noise. Whether you are working from home, in a noisy environment, or simply want to ensure crystal-clear audio during your calls, Krisp is a reliable and effective solution. Try it out today and experience the difference it can make in your virtual communication.