Mute part of audio track - Camtasia for Mac

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I am editing a recording by someone else, and they make a lot of noise in between statements. (Breathing, throat clearing, etc.).

What is the best way just to mute the track temporarily as opposed to doing a ripple delete?

Is there something equivalent to the Silence button in Camtasia studio for the Mac version?

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RM Garrett

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Posted 5 years ago

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Phil

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Yes  use  reduce volume in the  in the in Audio  FX drag to the section (may be helpful to zoom in) Drag the  FX to the  start  and set volume to  zero drag another at the  end and set volume 100%.
Plus you can separate  volume  and Highlight track and cute Audio Track  and push the  audio  back on either side at the  boundary of the  cut. (you may get popping) known problem.
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I know this is a style issue, but I chop audio tracks into shorter segments and delete all the noise in between. This allows you to create precise timing on the audio track. Probably impractical for longer productions, but my most recent production was 2:30 and had 55 audio segments cut from 16 voiceover takes.

The screenshot below shows my timeline, notice all the short audio segments. The five highlighted clips were cut from a single longer take. Note that each "take" is typically 1-3 sentences from the script.

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That's a really good suggestion. Thanks!   It's probably faster than using the audio FX.
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A simple right-click 'mute audio' function is due here. Why it's been made so difficult by Camtasia is a mystery.
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Arrrrrrgh. I just hit this feature lack while doing a voiceover - turns out Camtasio Studio (Windows only) has it. I thought long and hard about which product to buy and chose Mac simply because it's the laptop I use, but my comfy desk at home with the large screen is Windows alright. The buyer's remorse is killing me! How hard can it be to add "Mute track" when you right click on a specific track? It's a no brainer for the intended purpose of Camtasia, what a GAAAAAAAAP, TechSmith, serirously.
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Desiree

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Click the eyeball at the far left side of the audio track to mute the track (Camtasia 2 Mac).
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If you zoom in and then split just before and after the noise - so it is separated - then you can separate the audio and video, and delete the audio just for that tiny split section. It takes longer than it should, but it works for me.