I notice there is now a Remove Gaps menu item in Ardour 6.8. I’ve tried it various ways and I can’t get it to do what I think is supposed to happen. It’s not removing any gaps for me.
I edit my podcast, mix it, and I export it as a FLAC file. Then I open a new Ardour project, import that flac file so it’s only 1 track, select the track and apply the Remove gaps item then export it again, but it doesn’t look like any gaps are removed. If I bring it into Audacity after, and do a Truncate Silence, there is still plenty of silence that gets removed. What is Remove Gaps for?
I assume that I have to 1st mix it down so that it’s all on one track, then it can remove any gaps.
Essentially what I want is for any silence of .5 seconds or larger, cut the gap to exactly .5 seconds. I don’t do ripple deletes when I’m editing bc the podcast has 4-7 guests. I just edit out the mistakes and use Audacity to remove the silences that are longer than .5 seconds.
I used to try using Region > Edit > Strip Silence but now it hangs and crashes every time. It used to process, but it never removed the silences, now it crashes every single time.
I’m on Ardour 6.8.
My final step in editing my podcast has been bring the exported version into Audacity and use the Truncate Silence feature and it works perfectly, but I’d prefer to do all the editing in Ardour if possible, especially given all the disappointing announcements of Audacity lately.