Helpful Logic Pro Sound Design Tip – Remove Silence from Audio Regions

Hello everyone! I just discovered this nifty sound design trick on accident and wanted to share this with you guys.

Remove silence from Audio Regions is a trick you can use to immediately separate your recordings so that it’s easy and ready for layering. I know that this is what I’m going to be doing every time I am doing sound design from now on!

  1. Open the Browser and select the audio file you wish to remove silence from.

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2. Right Click on the audio file. Select “Remove Silence from Audio Region”, or press the hotkey mentioned on your Logic Pro.Screen Shot 2018-10-04 at 1.07.34 PM (2)

3. This brings up this nifty little window. Here you can let Logic know the threshold for your volume and what you consider a ‘silence’. It even politely asks how long it takes before it’s considered as ‘silent’. After setting your preferences, press the blue Okay button.Screen Shot 2018-10-04 at 1.07.40 PM (2)

4. Select Yes. Screen Shot 2018-10-04 at 1.07.44 PM (2)

5. BAM. Just like that, we were able to take all Silence out of the audio region. Saves tens of hours of going through each transient to figure out which clip I want to use! No more cutting.Screen Shot 2018-10-04 at 1.07.48 PM (2)

Hope you found this useful. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks regarding game audio!

~Daniel

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