Removing clicks and the like is a bit of a dark art. You have to tweak
settings until you get the result you want, or at least as good as you can.
If the clicks are isolated from material you want to keep, I suggest deleting
those sections of the recording. I covered deleting a segment of audio in both
the intro to Audacity audio tutorial and the more recent Audacity navigation
one, both available on this page <https://www.sendspace.com/folder/xusytz> .
In summary though:
1. Play to the point before the offending click and press left square
2. Press spacebar to stop playing and press it again to start from where
you pressed the left bracket.
3. Press right square bracket after the click.
4. Press spacebar to stop playing and press it once again. You will have
now selected just the click.
5. Press Delete.
You will probably find that the beginning and/or end point of the selection is
not exactly as you want. Press left square bracket when not playing to adjust
the left side and the right square bracket to adjust the right side.
Alternatively, you can use a combination of left and right arrow keys with
other keys. (a) I forget the combinations and (b) adjustments are not as
It is important that you understand selecting segments of audio. You need to
be able to do that to make all sorts of adjustments, quite apart from deleting.
From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Behalf Of Hettie
Sent: Sunday, 27 September 2020 5:10 AM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; Ted Galanos <tr.galanos@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Finding start point of a track
Thanks for this valuable information. I was able to remove the silent spots at
the start of the file but there are some click sounds which was not deleted
because it is not silent.
I see there is a click remover in this menu but it didn't remove the clicks, I
suppose that is because I don't know the meanings of those fields?
How can I remove those clicks?
O yes, the recording now starts about 1 second after pressing space so I did
achieve one irritation.
On 2020/09/26 4:43 pm, Ted Galanos wrote:
The fastest way to do this is to select the entire track by hitting Jay, shift
K. Then using truncate.
Press alt see for your exact menu then tea for Tryon Kate.
You will see several edit fields along with a combo box leave most of this as
the default but in the third edit field, change it to one or two seconds by
typing 1.0 or 2.0. Then simply hit enter and the silence is will be reduced to
one or two seconds. This should be much more manageable for you.
Please consider donating to my ABLE account.
On Sep 26, 2020, at 9:07 AM, Hettie <mailto:woehler.hettie@xxxxxxxxx>
I imported a mp3 file into Audacity. There is a long silence at the start of
the track which I want to remove.
Do I need to place a right bracket at the start of the track to mark the
section I want to remove?
I pressed the spacebar to start listening. When I heard the click of the
beginning of the recording I pressed spacebar before pressing shift f6 to skip
about 2 minutes of silence.
When I pressed the spacebar to listen whether or not I'm at the spot where the
actual audio starts there was still just silence.
How can I specify the time to be removed faster to save some time?
If this is a clumsy description I hope the more experienced folks will be able
to make sense of it all. I tried to find the answer in the manual but am still
too dumb to fully understand what the manual is explaining to me, smiles.
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