Hi! I do audiobook narration, and when I'm editing, I find myself constantly selecting areas where I took a loud breath, then pulling on the slider to reduce the db so it's not heard. This gets repetitive. Is there any way I could create a favorite and assign a hotkey to it so that I could select the breath, then hit the hotkey and it would automatically reduce it -30db, for example?
I tried recording a favorite, but when I try to apply it, it gives me the message "the recorded time selection could not be applied." Not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if this isn't possible...it seems like it should be a fairly simple task. Just a hotkey to automatically "DeAmplify" by a specified amount.
How might I do this? Thanks!
I'm not entirely surprised that nobody has answered this, because to go through all the steps is quite time-consuming. But yes, it does work. You have to follow all the steps in this exactly as written, otherwise this won't work quite the way you want it to:
It took me a couple of goes to determine that this appears to work fine, and establish exactly which steps are guaranteed to work, but hey, it does!
The problem is that if you record a Favorite that includes a selected portion of an audio file unfortunately Audition records the position of the actual selection. So when you try and apply it elsewhere you get that error message. You can make a Favorite for the "DeAmplify" bit by opening the Effects/Amplitude and Dynamics menu and go to Amplify. Select -30 dB and then click on the Star icon at the top right to save that as DeAmplify Favorite. You can then make a Keyboard shortcut to call your new favorite. However you will still have to manually select the breath in order to apply DeAmplify to it I'm afraid.
Thank you! That's exactly what I needed. I don't mind manually selecting the breath, but it was annoying to have to move up to the onscreen amplify meter each time, and back, as I'm on a Macbook with a track pad. I am able to quiet the biggest breaths through some presets, but I have to keep the sensitivity pretty low because I tend to have a somewhat breathy voice, so filters sometimes remove too much in the middle of words. And the manual editing of every breath was driving me crazy! The favorite + hotkey solution works well, since I'm used to doing that already with mouth clicks and such (auto heal is a big time saver).