Detect silence in dialoge and move audio slices in time simultaniously

Dear forum. I need to have a faster solution moving audio slices after detecting silence in dialoge making the monolog tighter timewise. I may have read some wrong words and have now removed the wrong parts leaving time gaps that need to be tighened up. After moving the slices manually and got a natural flow of the sentences, I now may have a need for loosening up the speed OR make the monolog faster. Someone that know how to do this so I am not stucked doing it manually? Thanks.

If I understood you, the way to do that after you’ve stripped the silence, select all the clips, set your timeline to Shuffle, then move all the files together just a bit and they will all snap together.

Yes, I am familiar with that snap function there, but that eliminates entirely the air between the clips, right? What I need is to keep as much air I want inn between the clips, so I may choose how fast the dialoge shall go. I need to be able to move lets say 100 clips 25% closer or farther each other. ok? Useful when making audio books.

In that case you should be able to use the Logical Editor to do that, possibly move each clip 1 frame closer for example.

Thanks. Project Logical Editor setup is located, but Im wondering how to use it for that purpose…?

Have a look at this video from Greg Ondo.

Thanks a lot. That function is probably helpful in a numerous ways. Great tool.

Nevertheless, as far as I can see, it doesnt solve my issue - which is moving audio slices (after detected the silence between them) towards or away from each other in percent.

Going by percentage is unfortunately impossible to do in any DAW, unless you use time-stretching.
In N12 you do however have a function to Space Events to a specific amount of seconds. This is not relative and designed for library producers that create one-shots : gunshots, impacts etc. In those cases a specific space (1 second is common) is very useful.
For your situation I think it is still a case of handwork and listening to timing. I have never taken out breaths and not have to retime manually the events/words/syllables. Speech meaning is just very time based besides pitch and intonation.

Thank you. Right. Timing is crucial.
Though, after decided the timing manually, your mood that day may be slow - or too fast, so after a critical listening you may want to allign all the chapters in the same speed. So this is more like a “second round editing tool.”

You may not have a pro reader to read the book for you, but as long as the reader gets all the details, you may edit the wrong words, edit the silence, adjust the timing, but then…you find the timing you chose was too slow or fast, and HERE is where the percentage of moving slices come.

Maybe it will be availible in next upgrade to move slices in percentage, then maybe relatively to the first slice in the chosen group of slices; that it is the first slice thats the base for the percentage move of the next slice, which is the base for the next slice, and the next, and so on… (hope this make sence…) :slight_smile:

It makes sense if by slice you mean event.
I wouldn’t count on it to be implemented unless it is a simple rule addition (make percentage a parameter/factor/value) in the Project Logical Editor. It sounds like something that can be done, it could also be useful for midi events.
Come to think of it, what i if setup your session as a music project where you change the tempo. Could that work? (I am Not sure it will)

Yes. With “Audio slices” I mean all those small events :wink: that now are separated from each other due to use of detect silence, right? Even silence inside a single word is sometimes detected though dependant on threshold in/out levels.
To speed up the tempo of the “song” (Im reading books, no music) would mean that you use “set definition from tempo” on Audio/advanced, which is the closest solution so far I guess, though it creates an artificial sounding voice even taking up the tempo just a little. (it works fine with a song though taking a song from 120 bpm to 110 bpm though). I hoped it should work but unfortunately it doesnt sound satisfactory.

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