David Nahmani wrote:There's no such command, however you could do it in two operations: first resize (lengthen) all your regions so as to close the smaller gaps, and then shuffle all regions left to close the remaining gaps. See: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=157131&p=823672
fuzzfilth wrote:The command is Remove Silence From Audio Files. The parameter Post Release Time defines the max amount of silence unless something else comes along. This will leave ugly gaps in the timeline. You can close these by Shuffle Left.
However, I'm quite certain that this kind of automated approach will result in something you will have to redo properly anyway for a great result. Proper timing is absolutely crucial in spoken text unless it's a product manual that's translated verbatim from korean to engrish or a pictorial for assembly of an IKEA chair. It's an art actually and any producer worth their salt will not allow any slop here. Arguments have been had in the studio over two frames earlier or later.
Yabbadabbadoo wrote:I'm not trying to be great
David Nahmani wrote:Don't you want to keep some of the ambient noise between the spoken part? If you replace it with real silence then it may sound a bit unnatural. In fact I would handle this at the source during the "Remove Silence" operation, by lengthening the Post Release-Time in the Remove Silence window.
If you truly want to replace the ambient noise with digital silence then you'll have to do it manually I suppose, I can't think of a way to do it manually.... or maybe pack each individual region inside a folder then lengthening the folder? Bit convoluted, but it could work. Still you'd have to pack the regions one a time. Edit: actually I just tried that and it's a bit of a messy workflow it seems.
fuzzfilth wrote:Yabbadabbadoo wrote:I'm not trying to be great
David Nahmani wrote:Ok then if you're going to do it manually here are a few ideas for an alternative workflow that may (or may not) make your life easier.
Shuffle all the regions left, then click the second region and press Shift-F to select all following regions then use nudge right key commands to move them all right, select the next region, press Shift-F, nudge, etc.
David Nahmani wrote:You'd be in command of each individual gap you create so they would become larger only if you want them larger (the nudge key commands are highly customizable and can move by tiny amounts if you want).
No, there's no such script as what you describe. Keep in mind that Logic is really geared toward music producers, more than toward post production.
David Nahmani wrote:No what I meant is you first close all gaps and then reintroduce individual gaps one by one — instead of closing the gaps one by one. It may not save you time, I was just thinking that it would make smaller dragging motions and automate the process a bit allowing you to use key commands and perhaps end up finding some kind of flow.
But it's totally up to you, the type of audio you're dealing with, its length, the type of gaps you want to introduce, and ultimately what you prefer or what makes you work better and/or faster.