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Chopping out audio avoiding clicks pops
Old 1 week ago
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Chopping out audio avoiding clicks pops

Doing a slightly different project for a friend. Have recorded a book reading.

The voice actress, often repeats a paragraph if she feels she could do it better, so it's a single take. I just have to chop pieces out and glue back together.

I've been doing this in the audio edit window with the scalpel, but when I drag the sections back together I get clicks in the audio and it won't let me use the cross fade button. Can anyone advise a better way to do this to improve my technique and get rid of the clicks?

Old 1 week ago
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I can think of many ways to approach this in S1 but this is just the first method that popped into my head: select the region you want to remove with the "range" tool, use the "delete time" function and then select the two adjacent, remaining regions and use the "crossfade" function.

Here's a GIF.. I'm not using hotkeys so that you can see everything that I click.. if you do use hotkeys it's obviously a lot quicker than using the context menu each time!

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Old 1 week ago
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How did you get the crossfade menu? I get a different menu from the right click. And if I use the Action drop down menu the crossfade is greyed out.
Old 1 week ago
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A couple of things off the top of my head (sorry if they are obvious, but I can't think of anything else that would prevent you from doing a crossfade): if you're cutting and then dragging the clips together, make sure you have "Snap to events" checked so that they end up exactly adjacent to each other. Also, both events have to be selected (as shown in Red Black's gif) if you want to crossfade them.

Correction: actually the second one isn't right, it does crossfade just fine even if only one event is selected...
Old 1 week ago
As S1 unlike Cubase has no auto fades option, I would experiment by first making sure all events at at their right cue point and edited correctly. Then select all , zoom in on a start point and create a very short fade in so it does not damage transients, but is long enough to avoid the plops at the start of an event. Then zoom out again, zoom in on one of the event ends, and do a very short fade out. As you have selected all events, all of them should have these very short fade in/outs and no pops/klicks anymore.

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Old 1 week ago
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Shift+X = Create Autofades on all selected clips.
Old 1 week ago
Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
Shift+X = Create Autofades on all selected clips.
Aaah, thanks! Nothing about autofades in the reference manual except on slices in audio parts.

@OP: there you go...
Old 1 week ago
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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. In the end I gave up & dug out my old laptop which had Wavelab on and got it done in no time.
I'll try again with S1 when I get some time to fiddle though so I know how to do it for next time.
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