1. First thing: don't use a Blue Yeti. It's a condenser microphone, which is great for using in a quiet environment, but condenser mics pick up loads of background noise. I used to use the Blue Snowball Ice - it seemed to pick up noises that even I couldn't hear! Get a dynamic, cardioid microphone instead. I use the Audio Technica ATR2100. These pick up less background noise and a cardioid mic generally picks up noise from in front of it. 2. You might also want to consider getting soundproofing foam panels and fitting them over your window frames. You should be able to attach them with tape to the window frames, as they are quite light. These might absorb some of the noise from outside, as a lot of it comes through the windows. (Not tried this myself, but it's been suggested to me). 3. Reduce the gain / input volume on your microphone. This will lower the volume of your voice, but also the volume of the dogs. Then you can run your recording through software to reduce background noise, then you can normalise the recording level so that your voice volume is boosted again. I use Auphonic for this, but I'm going to check out Krisp as well. You can also use Audacity - more time consuming though, but useful if the original recording is poor. I used to use the Noise Gate plug-in with Audacity, which removes noise below a certain decibel level. Very clever, but takes a bit of work to get right. 4. Instead of point 3, you could outsource your audio editing and get someone skilled at this to remove the dog / people noise. Good luck!
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