Add Strip Silence Feature
Add a feature similar to Logic Pro X's Strip Silence. Select a track in multitrack, select the new Strip Silence feature, add a few parameters and it cuts out all parts of the track that fall below a certain volume for a certain amount of time. All existing audio stays in the same place (it doesn't ripple delete anything). There are a few features already in Audition that can identify the beginning/end of silence and will place markers, but nothing will auto-delete the silence.
This is an EXTREMELY useful feature for podcast editing (allow the person to more easily move around actual dialog because all the silence has been deleted) and is the only reason I still use Logic Pro X in many cases when editing podcasts.
Forgot to update this as completed earlier this year! Strip Silence/Split Silence can now be found in Multitrack by opening the Diagnostics panel and choosing the “Delete Silence” mode. There are some presets, and the same tools to auto-detect levels in Waveform view are available in Multitrack. Additional option lets you Strip Silence (completely remove) or Split Silence (cut and select, but leave the “silent” clips in the session to be validated before deleting.)
Joshua James commented
Looks like this has now been updated to do more, but unfortunatly it does not look like a fully impletented feature (or at least not to what I would need).
I'll open a new suggestion with specifically what I see as needed.
Joshua Jackson commented
It may be worth noting that this was already a feature in version before CS5.
It was removed, years ago.
It did a ripple delete, though, as it was a feature of the single-waveform editor and not multitrack.
Joshua James commented
I'd like to add to this, by requesting an easy way to find and delete silence at either end of a clip.
This would be very useful for sound clips used in software, such as games.
For example: if we have sound clip for a player jumping, we need to eliminate all the imperceptible samples at the start of the clip so there is no extra delay in feedback for the player.
Even better would be the ablity to create a favorite or being able to record a favorite, so it can be quickly applied to a whole bunch of samples that a team member of a project sends over.
Being able to do the same thing for the end of a clip, means we can avoid playing samples with no volume and determine that the clip is done playing.
When samples are created digitally, such as when emulating old hardware, we can sometimes end up with -∞dB samples.
Pelle Asselbergs commented
Please also add this feature in Premiere pro. No need to switch apps for this feature. Avid has it build in, very useful. Especially for interviews, but also TX tracks. Very powerful to indicate a small word or hum from character/speaker in large section. Don't make a new audio file (losing metadata), just cut out the silent parts in the timeline on selected track/section etc.
This just hit the Beta in the most recent release. Tried it out and it works well! It could use an addition of attack/release settings (posted that feedback in the beta forum), but otherwise works great for me!! So excited!!
Marina Fraga commented
Any news on the Strip Silence feature, everyone?
Leandro Facchinetti commented
I want to share that I too wanted this feature, but because I didn’t have (and because Audition was too slow on my computer), I tried REAPER instead. REAPER didn’t have this feature, but it has a scripting API so I was able to build it myself: https://youtu.be/O8o8z48rBbA
I hope this helps people who are on the fence…
Quick update - I did some Googling and realized that Audition recently made it into Public Betas via the Creative Cloud app. Installed and ready to test/provide feedback on as soon as it's available. Super excited!
WHAT?!? THIS IS AMAZING! Best news of 2020/2021 combined!
Looking forward to the update. Can you point me to where I can find more about public betas, or is that available via a general google search?
Daniel Gullo commented
Two years... still, nothing. SMH. This is a vital piece of lacking functionality. I mean, how many people does it take to point out something so obvious in order for this to make it into a release?? I am sure there are probably tons of people who need this who are just throwing up their arms in frustration and aren't bothering to vote or comment. "What's the point...they aren't listening."
Still very much in need. For video editing any kind of long format content, too -- being able to auto detect silence is great; not being able to bring those blade marks without ripple deleting into premiere is a disaster.
Luke Baumgarten commented
Ugh. I mean I'm a noob but two months into podcasting the need is obvious.
Gilbert Tang commented
It's been nearly two years since that original post, and with Adobe having released their spring update I'm not too confident this is making the cut for this year (no pun intended). It's a real shame. People are clamoring for this feature, especially for podcast editing. I've said it my previous post, but I'll say it again: this is the single biggest bottleneck to most quality podcasting workflows. We are used to working with discrete dialog clips and simply removing silence/noise where a speaker isn't talking is the easiest way to clean up a show while also asking much less of our effects chain without all the pitfalls of dealing with (or even enhancing) noise that doesn't need to be there in the first place. Please, please let people know.
Luke Baumgarten commented
Any movement on this? I need this feature DESPERATELY
Mike Cooper commented
Considering a switch from Pro Tools (for the macros and such) but now I've discovered there's no way to strip silence and create regions/clips in multitrack, this may be dead in the water for me…
Michael Hotten commented
Us Podcasters need Strip Silence!
Sean Kravit commented
+1 for this feature. Please implement Strip Silence!!
Gilbert Tang commented
I cannot emphasize how important this feature would be to my podcast editing workflow in particular. This feature alone (aside from multicore support, massively improved playback speed control, a dedicated fade command that works in multitrack and/or isn’t relegated to a razor preset) would save dramatic, dramatic amounts of time. Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, and even Ferrite on iOS have this feature so it’s mind blowing that Audition doesn’t support it. Audition’s implementation of scanning for silence is effectively useless for the purposes of an initial cleanup of the workflow. It’s too rigid, it only works in destructive waveform view, and it’s best used as basically a failsafe to ensure no blank spaces are there just before mastering the final file. People who mix live drummers also deeply appreciate this feature, and in fact recently Logic Pro X’s version of strip silence became much less usable for the purposes of dialogue because it zooms the whole track into a window and is much better tuned for music. This is part of why Logic is an overall pain for podcast production, even if several parties out there bend it to their will. Pro Tools has the best, fastest, most clear implementation by far. Ferrite’s is okay. Please, please get this feature going. Some edits for panel type shows can easily take me seven minutes for every minute of audio with the biggest bottleneck being the management of silence when someone isn’t speaking. I’m already at the point where I want to switch DAWs because of how much I can increase my productivity using other tools.
Justin Mattioli commented
Yikes...it has been a year and a half since this was put up and nothing. That's really lame. Removing silence in multitrack manually is cumbersome...
WALTER NAESLUND commented
Hi! Checking back on this again. Any progress on this feature?