Room Tone and What To Know About It
If you go through our videos with spoken dialogue, you’ll seldom hear any background noise, and it’s not simply concealed by the presence of background music either. What we do at the end of each individual recording is record anywhere from 10-20 seconds of “room tone” or only any background noise present in the room. This means you and everyone else will have to be both silent and still during that time, so the microphone only picks up noise produced by HVAC, white noise generators, passing traffic outside the building, active electronics, or other noise sources. There is seldom such thing as a truly quiet room and recording a sample of any background noise allows our filters to more accurately identify and remove it from the rest of the audio during editing. Recording room tone is an essential process for getting quality audio, so please prepare for those brief moments throughout your recording session.