Noice Gate & Auto Trim Silences beginning and end of the file

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KVRist
494 posts since 23 Jan, 2008

Post Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:57 pm

Two operations that I do in the batch converter after recording voice interviews in SoundForge: 1. Noice Gate and then 2. Auto Trim Silences beginning and end of the file.

1. Noice Gate

SoundForge's Noice Gate works amazingly - it completely cleans up noise between phrases. Unfortunately, I cannot do the same in Dynamics with Voice Gate mode - either noise remains, or the useful signal is cut off. Noice Gate in SoundForge works differently, it leaves the voice untouched even at extreme values of the trashhold.

2. Auto Trim Silences beginning and end of the file

I found the Automatic Silences Removal feature, but it applies to all silences in the file. There is also no such operation in the Batch Converter.

Is it possible to add these features in the future?

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KVRian
1237 posts since 1 Jan, 2005 from Norway

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:46 am

future-bit wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:57 pm
1. Noice Gate

SoundForge's Noice Gate works amazingly - it completely cleans up noise between phrases. Unfortunately, I cannot do the same in Dynamics with Voice Gate mode - either noise remains, or the useful signal is cut off. Noice Gate in SoundForge works differently, it leaves the voice untouched even at extreme values of the trashhold.
The noise gate in Sound Forge doesn't have side chain filtering, I believe, so if you want a similar behaviour, please try to disable the filtering.
future-bit wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:57 pm
2. Auto Trim Silences beginning and end of the file

I found the Automatic Silences Removal feature, but it applies to all silences in the file. There is also no such operation in the Batch Converter.
That would be "Crop automatically" instead of "Remove Silences" in the same submenu. Unfortunately, the auto edit tools aren't available in the batch editor at the time being, but we are very aware of this shortcoming and will improve upon that.

Best,
Stian

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KVRist

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494 posts since 23 Jan, 2008

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:34 am

stian wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:46 am
The noise gate in Sound Forge doesn't have side chain filtering, I believe, so if you want a similar behaviour, please try to disable the filtering.
Stian, thank you very much, did not notice. The result is much similar to SF.
stian wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:46 am
That would be "Crop automatically" instead of "Remove Silences" in the same submenu. Unfortunately, the auto edit tools aren't available in the batch editor at the time being, but we are very aware of this shortcoming and will improve upon that.

Best,
Stian
Thank you, I understand. Yes, it would be great to have this function in the batch editor. Because it becomes apparent when working with multiple files in the studio. And I edit hundreds of files every day.

KVRist
40 posts since 19 Jun, 2019

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:51 am

I'll use this thread to also request adding silence to beginning and end of files in the batch processor.
I can use Audacity for this, so it's not a big priority for me, but it would be nice if it was possible in Acoustica as well.

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KVRist

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494 posts since 23 Jan, 2008

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:43 am

Logga wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:51 am
I'll use this thread to also request adding silence to beginning and end of files in the batch processor.
I can use Audacity for this, so it's not a big priority for me, but it would be nice if it was possible in Acoustica as well.
I just noticed that this function is missing in the batch converter. I make 10-20 files a week with silence at the beginning of the file. Some playback hardware eats up the beginning of the file. So you have to add 100-250 ms to the beginning of the file.

I join the request.

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