Batch removing silence from WAV audio files

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by wrldwzrd89, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Is there a program for Mac OS X that can do this? I have yet to find one, so I use Silence Remover (a Windows program) for this task. I have Toast 10 Titanium with the HD/BD Plugin, if that helps any.
     
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    not sure if this helps you as it's probably way more software then you need. but with Protools you could use strip silence across many files and export.
     
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    Yes, Protools is overkill for what I'm trying to do.
     
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  5. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I've got that but it doesn't do what I want.
     
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    not quite sure, but soundtrack pro mite have this feature.
     
  7. myca macrumors 6502

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    No such feature in STP, much to my dismay.

    If you want to do it across a large file you'll need something like Pro Tools, or Logic Pro and then export all the seperate regions. Note that Pro Tools LE can be purchased quite cheaply with their Micro hardware.

    If you're just removing silence from the start and end of a file the only thing I can think of is the Auto Trim/Crop tool in Sound Forge, files can be batched too. That's only for Windows though unfortunately.
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Sound Forge? You really should try this free Windows program that batch removes silence from the beginning and end of WAV audio files that I use. It's called Silence Remover, and it's made by Noisetime. It's completely portable too - you can take it with you on a USB drive, and use it at any Windows machine. I just wish I didn't have to use Windows just for this one tool.
     

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