Audacity Insert Silence / Add Silence | Tutorial

Audacity Insert Silence

Audacity Insert Silence / Add Silence

In your Audacity projects, you may need to merge different audio recordings. In this case, the spacing may not be correct and the sound may be unnatural. With a simple setting you can insert silence in Audacity and thus ensure the appropriate spacing of the parts. Since there are no settings to make except for the duration, the effect is very easy to use, even if you don’t know Audacity very well yet.

Why would I want to insert silence in Audacity?

An example from our own recordings. Sound recordings are rarely made in one cut. Some parts are cut out and have to be put together at the end. Here it can happen that the spaces between words are so short that the pronunciation sounds mechanical. Another good example is two songs that you want to cut together. If you add silence in Audacity, you can set the correct distance between the end of the first song and the beginning of the second.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Launch Audacity
  • Select the point in time on the audio track where you want to insert the passage
  • Click on “Create” -> “Silence”
  • Select the duration and click OK
  • Done!

As you can see, it is not difficult to insert such a silence in Audacity. And although you may think that you don’t need this effect, it can be helpful to know it and expand your repertoire of skills this way. Therefore, if you work with Audacity all the time, you should be able to use this option in any case.

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