Background Noise Reduction helps reduce unwanted background noise during Gather conversations. In Enhanced mode, it can filter out a variety of annoyances, including keyboard clicks, barking dogs, and crying babies.
Gather offers two types of Background Noise Reduction:
- Standard: Basic noise cancellation from your OS and/or browser
- Enhanced: AI noise reduction, powered by Krisp
To enable/disable Background Noise Reduction, go to your Audio settings from the bottom navigation bar.
Click on Audio settings and then turn the toggle for Background Noise Reduction on/off. Then select if you want to use Standard or Enhanced.
If you're using a headset with built-in noise cancellation, using Enhanced Background Noise Reduction might actually block out too much noise, causing your voice to sound muffled. We recommend testing the options to see what works best for your specific setup.
For more control over how you sound in Gather, you can go to Settings > User > Audio/Video.
You can also adjust the toggle for Background Noise Reduction from here, along with additional options such as Echo Cancellation and Gain Control. This setting is enabled by default and we only recommend turning it off in studio environments (e.g., if you're trying to share non-voice audio over your mic, like playing music).
Enhanced Background Noise Reduction is CPU intensive, and may cause audio, video, or other performance issues. If you experience any of those, try setting it to Standard. In extreme overload circumstances, it may turn itself off to allow you to continue using Gather uninterrupted.