Hi, one more thing I didn’t mention...
In GarageBand, my DAW of choice don’t laugh, I noticed on the song I released on iTunes recently, the vocals bit I did recall hearing hiss in between the spoken words, and used the built-in noise gate to block that out.
Never previously used a noise gate - no really. I heard and saw lots of guitarists who wouldn’t be without one, but had no need until I did this vocal, and during the time in production I refer to as ‘Quietude’ where I listen to individual tracks of the project, for exactly this sort of non-obvious noise, realised in-between spoken phrases gating was needed.
Never used a hardware one, but in GB iOS, you just play the track involved, and can adjust the dB at which the Gate permits audio to pass, as you listen. I think there was one occasion in the four minutes, I had to use judicious ‘Volume Automation’ to drop one troublesome peak down to zero dB, but the gate handled the breathing etc for the rest.
That’s my last advice, try a Gate, for the reasons many have used it, and you will know, the noise in background, sure sounds noticeable when nothing else is happening! The need for this has not gone away, I swear I put my iphone next to a power source, when an effects simulation was running (Tonestack) and the hum increased. Must be my imagination surely. That would really be quality simulation - no, can’t believe it, more likely psychosomatic. :thumbup: