Krisp is the first ever innovative noise cancellation software that blocks out annoying and distracting background noise from your calls, recordings, live-streams and more, with the press of a button. If you’re about to check out the magic that it does, we’re here to guide you through the entire setup process.
We’ve put together a helpful guide to installing Krisp noise cancelling app on your Mac. So here’s the full list of steps that will help you get started with Krisp within a few minutes.
What is Krisp?
Krisp uses the power of AI to filter out background noise and make your calls and audio recordings sound perfectly clear. The AI is powered by a highly sophisticated Deep Neural Network, which has learned to differentiate between background sounds and the human voice by listening.
The app adds a layer between the conferencing app and your actual microphone and speaker. It filters out any background sounds, such as barking dogs, construction noise, honking horns and coffee shop chatter, and doesn’t let these noises pass through.
However, all audio processing happens directly on your laptop and your audio is never stored or sent anywhere. This makes Krisp effective, yet totally private.
How do you get started using Krisp on Mac? The first step is to create your account.
Step One: Creating A Krisp Account
To download and use Krisp, you will need to sign up and create an account. Start by visiting Krisp.ai and click on “Get Krisp for Free.”
You’ll be prompted to enter your email address to create your account. Or, you can use your Google account and sign up with Google.
In the next few minutes, you should receive an email with the subject line “Krisp Verification Code.” If you don’t see it right away, check your Spam folder to make sure it hasn’t arrived there instead.
This email contains a 6-digit verification code that you need in order to verify your account. Once you have received the email with the code, enter the code on this page:
Step Two: Downloading the Krisp App
Now that you have entered the code and confirmed your account, you’ll be taken to this screen where you can download the Krisp app. Click on “Download App” and wait until the download is finished.
Step Three: Installing the Krisp App
When the download is finished, you’ll see the installation package (krisp.pkg) in your toolbar. Go ahead and double-click on this krisp.pkg file and the installation wizard will open.
Click Continue on the bottom right corner of the installation wizard to start the installation. You can then follow the steps in the Installation Wizard to set up the app.
It’s important not to change the destination folder. The Krisp app will only run if it’s in the Applications folder.
At this stage, you may see a pop-up that asks for a username and password and says, “Installer is trying to install new software.” It looks like this:
Don’t worry, this isn’t an error! It’s normal for macOS to ask for a username and password when installing software or updates. All you need to do is enter the username and password you use to log into your macOS user account. Then, press the button that says “Install Software.”
If you don’t use a password to log into your macOS account, just press “Install Software” without entering a password and the installation will begin.
When the installation is complete, you’ll see this screen:
Step Four: Setting Up the Krisp App
Now that you have successfully install the Krisp App, it’s time to set it up on your computer. Krisp works with over 800 different conferencing and communications apps, and in this guide we’ll show you how to set it up with some of the most popular options.
Start by opening up Krisp from the Menu Bar and clicking on the Get Started button in the Krisp app.
Afterwards, you should see this message, which means that you have successfully installed and signed into your Krisp account.
Now let’s set up Krisp with your favorite conferencing app.
How to set up Krisp with a conferencing app
Krisp works with any app that supports changing audio settings and all you need is a 2-sided configuration to get it going. That might sound complicated, but it’s really simple.
All you need to do is select Krisp as a microphone and as a speaker from the settings of your app, and then turn on Krisp to enjoy noiseless calls.
Here’s how to set up Krisp with some of the most commonly used apps.
How to set up Krisp with Zoom
Go to Zoom >>> Settings >>> Audio and change the Speaker/Microphone to Krisp, as shown here:
Hint: As the Krisp speaker keeps the human voice and cancels out noises, your Zoom ringtone might be filtered out. To avoid that, you can select “Use separate audio device to play ringtone simultaneously.”
Now, open up the Krisp app and click “Settings.” In the Krisp settings, choose the physical microphone and/or speaker you wish to use. Make sure that the Remove Noise toggles are turned on.
Open up Zoom and do a test call to make sure everything is working correctly.
Note: You’ll notice that the “Not used” indicator will be switched to “Used by zoom.us” when there is an ongoing call.
How to set up Krisp with Google Meet
Go to Google Meet >>> Settings >>> Audio and change the Speaker and/or Microphone to Krisp.
Some browsers, such as Safari, won’t let you change the speaker. If this is the case, you’ll need to use Google Chrome which will allow the change. Google Meet is browser based, so you can still use it in any browser you like.
Note: You may see a warning that says “Using different devices as your mic and speaker can cause echo.” Don’t worry about this. The Krisp mic and speaker are virtual devices, so this isn’t a problem and there will be no echo.
Open up the Krisp app and go to settings. Choose the physical microphone and/or speaker you wish to use. Make sure that the Remove Noise toggles are turned on.
Make a call on Google Meet to test it out!
Note: The “Not used” indicator will be switched to “Used by Google Chrome” (or any other browser you use, since Google Meet is browser-based) when there is an ongoing call.
How to set up Krisp with MS Teams
Go to MS Teams >>> Settings In the Devices section, change the Speaker/Microphone to Krisp.
Hint: As the Krisp speaker keeps the human voice and cancels any other noises, your MS Teams ringtone might be filtered out. To avoid that, you can select a different speaker as a “Secondary ringer.”
Open up Krisp and go to the settings. In the Krisp settings, choose the physical microphone and/or speaker you wish to use. Make sure that the Remove Noise toggles are turned on.
Make a call with Microsoft Teams and check to make sure everything is working.
Note: The “Not used” indicator will be switched to “Used by Microsoft Teams” when there is an ongoing call.
How to set up Krisp with Skype
Go to Skype >>> Settings >>> Audio & Video and change the Microphone/Speaker to Krisp.
Hint: As the Krisp speaker keeps the human voice and cancels the noises, your Skype ringtone might be filtered out. To avoid that, you can turn on the option that says “Ring on additional device.” Then, you can select the speakers you would to hear the ringtone on.
Open up the Krisp app and go to Settings. In the Krisp settings, pick the physical microphone and/or speaker you wish to use. Make sure that the Remove Noise toggles are turned on.
Make a Skype call to check that everything is working correctly!
Note: The “Not used” indicator will change to “Used by Skype” when there is an ongoing call.
How to set up Krisp with Slack
Start a call in Slack, go to Settings >>> and change the Microphone/Speaker to Krisp.
Open up Krisp and go to the settings. In the Krisp settings, pick the physical microphone and/or speaker you wish to use. Make sure that the Remove Noise toggles are turned on.
Make a call with Slack to check that everything is working correctly.
Note: The “Not used” indicator will be switched to “Used by Slack” when there is an ongoing call.
How to set up Krisp with any app on Mac
Are you using another app? Krisp is compatible with over 800 different apps, so here’s a link to more tutorials.
Krisp will work with any app that uses your microphone and speaker. As long as the app works with virtual devices in general and has dedicated audio settings, you can configure it with Krisp. Simply select the physical microphone and speaker you wish to use in the Krisp app and turn on the noise cancellation toggles.
Then, select the Krisp microphone and speaker in the audio settings of whichever app you choose. The below example is from Zoom:
How to test Krisp noise cancellation
You can test how well Krisp is blocking your background noise with the “Test Noise Cancellation” option.
Open the Krisp app and click on the “Test Noise Cancellation.”
Make a short recording with the typical background noises of your environment present, then listen to the noise-cancelled result.
Note: For the optimal result, your recording should be at least 7-8 seconds long. Make sure to talk during the recording so you can make sure Krisp is keeping your speech in while filtering everything else out.
Listen to your original recording. Then turn on the Krisp toggle to hear the noise-canceled version.
You’re all set! You’ve installed Krisp and set it up with all your conferencing and communications apps. Now, every time you make a call or record audio, background noise will disappear and your voice will come through loud and clear.