What is the easiest way to silence taking breathes in Camtasia 2018?

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Throughout the recording I can hear myself take breathes.  What is the easiest way to silence breathing in Camtasia 2018?  It was easy in Camtasia 8 as I have quite a few to silence in the recording.
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Brian Nystrom

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I'm pretty sure the process is the same as in CS9, which is what I'm using. Use the playhead to select the section that you want to silence. Click on the volume level line between the playhead selectors and 4 dots will appear on the line. Between the dots, click and drag the volume level line down to the desired volume level. I've been able to use this same technique to reduce or eliminate pops and click, too.

Another option that I use frequently is to split the track at the start of the undesirable section, and again at the end of it, then delete the section.
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I use Brian's methods to remove hiccups, burps, coughs, sneezes, and other nasal maladies.  If what's left
is terrible, I start over. 
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Yeah, I know what you mean...
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rg

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I clip out the sounds, and replace them with room tone (silent ambience) from the same recording session.  Sometimes this requires having to stick the room tone on a separate track and do a quick fade down on one track, up on the other, to avoid an abrupt change when the room tone kicks in.

As an alternative, you can export the entire audio clip as a WAV file, which you would open in Audacity (or a similar audio editor) and apply a third-party plug-in (e.g. a noise remover) to remove unwanted sound.  Export from the audio editor as a WAV file and import the edited file back into Camtasia.  I recently used this approach on live recordings to remove electronic hum/whine, air conditioning noise, room echo, level the audio, fix muddy parts, reduce clipping, etc.  [I recently acquired RX v6, which is supposed to allow removing mic rustle, breaths, etc. easily -- but I haven't used it yet.]

Camtasia lacks robust audio controls.  (In fact, since v8.6 was the last release to support export to MP3, I have continued to use that version.)
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I've used Audacity to remove both pops/clicks and background buzz. It works really well.