Your first option of applying silence is relatively easy. Select each area
that you want to silence. From the Edit Menu arrow to Remove Special and
press Enter. Arrow to Silence Audio and press Enter. Remember that the now
silent selection will remain until you - say - press an arrow key. There
may also be an issue with the background sound dropping suddenly. If so, a
short fade out may be warranted.
Replacing the keyboard sound with background noise would be more difficult
or at least would require a bit more work. If you replace the keyboard
clicking with background noise there would be a very high likelihood of
losing your synchronisation. A suggestion is to create a third track.
Silence the keyboard sound as described above. Then paste the background
noise into the third track at the same point. It would not matter if that
noise went a bit beyond the silence. Again, some fading at beginning and
end may be helpful.
<audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Adrian Tamasan
Sent: Friday, 10 July 2020 5:54 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Silence over selection
I would like to ask for advice for the following scenario.
I have two tracks with an interviu coming from Zoom recordings.
It is a track for host and the second for invitee.
I would like to process each track individually because both have the same
length and make sense to mix them after the clean is done in terms of
noise and clicks.
My invitee was playing in background with a keyboard or something like that,
and this noise it is not so loud but noticeable when he was listening only.
So, I can select this parts where he was not talking and over write with
This is what I am thinking to do.
It is any way to make this without altering the time of the track?
I wish to align it after perfectly and this impose the time to remain
Also, if I can select a sample of background noise where he was not playing
around with objects I will like to use that amount of noise to replace the
selection of track where he was not talking.
I think I was clear enough about what I wish to acquire.
Can you give me please step by step instruction how to do this?
Thank you in advance.