Before you start, make sure to be in Multitrack mode. Select Effects > Diagnostics > Deleting Silence (process). The Diagnostics panel opens on the left-side of the UI.
Strip Silence allows you to identify and remove silent or inactive regions in recorded clips, without losing synchronization in multitrack audio. Use this feature for cleaning up voice recording, interviews, and preparing multi-track edits, such as podcasts or audio documentary content. Strip Silence parameters can be adjusted for unique scenarios, such as noisy backgrounds or different volume levels between participants, to easily identify and remove regions in the track that have no content, saving editors time.
Once the issues are detected, you can fix them using one of the two options:
Tip: Strip Silence is better used in podcast interviews or audios where the silences are well-defined. For more complex audios with lesser silences and voice modulations, you may go for Split Silence.
Based on your audio, the Deleting Silence effect auto detects the best decibel and time settings.
You can still set the threshold manually if your workflow demands.
To open/close the effect parameters, click the Settings button next to Scan. Adjust settings for the following: