Adobe Audition CC 2023: How To Silence Audio

This tutorial will show you how to silence audio in the Waveform Editor of Adobe Audition CC 2023. This can be particularly useful when wanting to split up an interview or dialogue recording into individual clips and you want to ‘silence’ the other speaker or character on each clip.

Keyboard Shortcut Used to ‘Silence Audio’:
Option or Alt + X

00:00  Intro: About The Tutorial
00:18  Waveform Editor (Sample Dialogue Recording)
00:27  Character Animator Sample Puppets
00:38  Master Audio File + Characters
01:06  Open Character #1 Audio File
01:25  Make Selection + Silence
01:58  How To Silence Selections
02:23  Open Character #2 Audio File

Software Used:
Adobe Audition CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Silence Audio in Adobe Audition CC 2023:

  1. Open Audio in the Waveform Editor
  2. Make a selection of audio
  3. Go to the Effects Menu and select ‘Silence’ or,
  4. Right-click on the selection and select ’Silence’

How To Create Keyboard Shortcut for Silence:

  1. Go to Edit Menu and select ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ or use Opt/Alt + K
  2. Search for ’Silence’
  3. Click in the empty space in the Shortcuts column
  4. Enter in Opt/Alt + X or any available combination of keystrokes you want
  5. Click Ok
  6. Go to Effects Menu and confirm new keyboard shortcut is next to ‘Silence’

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