I’ve started using Logic Pro X when I edit podcasts. Most recently, I picked up the Strip Silence approach, where the editor uses this feature to create separate clips of all of the audio with just a couple clicks. It deletes all of the unnecessary silence, and lets the editor more easily see where a person is talking throughout the timeline.
The other day my friend, Joe Caiati, asked what settings I’m using for Strip Silence.
While these are all well and good, here is Marco Arment’s approach, which I intend to try out on this week’s episode of Top Brew:
And when working with Strip Silence, leave some space around the newly chopped-up speech blocks so nobody sounds artificially cut-off too early. I like settings 1%, 1.2, 0.2, 0.3 in the Strip Silence dialog, which I’ve memorized because Logic doesn’t remember them between sessions and I need to enter them every time.
There’s no right answer, except for one that sounds right to you. Edit and analyze. ∞