Tweak, cut, blend, and steal whatever you have to so that the audience can understand every word. They should be convinced it was all recorded in one take.
Ric Viers, sound designer Author of The Sound Effects Bible
This chapter is about noise: how to remove it (at best); how to manage it (as a middle ground); and how to find a way to cohabitate with it (a dissatisfying but grown-up possibility). Since “noise” is an unmanageably broad topic, I've divided this chapter into two types of noise, and therefore two means of attack: