[Ardour-Users] automatically splitting region isolatinge silence??

Renato rennabh at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 10:04:33 PDT 2010

On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:02:25 +0200
Renato <rennabh at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello, I've got several hours of a recorded speech that was streamed
> on the internet. The problem is the connection wasn't optimal, and
> there are many places, here and there, where there are interruptions.
> It's like if little pieces of 1~5 seconds of silence were inserted
> randomly.
> What I'm doing is I'm splitting the region, deleting the silence part,
> and overlaying the remaining two regions. As you can guess, it's quite
> tedious, mainly because I have to actually listen to the whole speech
> to find the "broken" parts.
> Any tips on using some level of automation in this? 
> Quality is not a concern here, I just want the speech to be
> comprehensible.
> A nice thing would be to split automatically the region isolating the
> silence parts (which I think are *totally* silent), then I would just
> have to listen to these parts and if it's indeed a broken part (and
> not just a pause in the speech) manually delete it. It would allready
> be quite an improvement.
> BTW I'm quite a novice in Ardour
> thanks for any help,
> renato

Ah yes, of course looking at the waveform doesn't help because, being a
speech, there's no way of visually recognizing pauses in the speech
from broken parts


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