Hey all, a friend of mine ripped an ole VHS tape for me and unfortunately made the chapters in the middle or beginning of a song. He didn’t chapter the video cleanly in between songs, so now I have to figure out how to remove the “bzzt” sound from joining the audio together.
A friend of mine advised me to use “cross fading” to remove the sound. I tried both the cross fade in and cross fade out without the desired result. I did try to zoom in but I can’t click on the exact point of the “flatline” to remove it.
I was wondering if someone knows how to remove the “bzzt” (zap) sound from the video cut.
O/S: 64bit win 8.1 pro
audacity: 2.0.3 exe installer
Sometimes you get a “click” when you cut an audio file, but you shouldn’t get a “bzzt”. The click can be caused by cutting in the middle of a wave (instead of the zero-crossing) or by DC-offset (where silence is above or below the center line).
I don’t quite understand the situation…
Is the cut and the “bzzt” in the middle of a song?
I assume this a soundtrack from a music video or concert VHS tape?
Do you want to make individual song files, or one long program?
Did your friend already make individual song files?
What format is it?
If you are trying to re-join the songs and there is a glitch at the beginning and/or end of the file before joining, you may need to edit-out the “bzzt”, or it out or try a short fade-in/fade-out to see it that takes care of it before joining the files. Then you can crossfade, join, or overlap the tracks and everything should be OK.
If the songs were cut in the middle, it may be impossible to re-splice the files cleanly. (A crossfade might work, bit it will generally mess-up the timing and flow of a song.)
It might be easier just start-over and if necessary re-record by plugging the audio jacks from a VHS player in to line-in on your soundcard. You can just record the audio and you won’t have to demultiplex anything. (You’ll need a deskop computer with a regular soundcard.)