I would like to insert about two minutes of silence for every 10 seconds of sound content. I would like this to be done automatically since the sound content is a bit long (20 minutes).Automation will be helpful since I’d like to do this again for several different types of sound content. Is this possible?
What would be more ideal is to gradually increase the duration of sound content and silence with time automatically. For example first 10 seconds of sound, two minutes of silence first. Then 101.1 seconds of sound and 21.1 minutes of silence and so on. not sure if that’s possible without some sort of script input which I don’t know if audacity has.
MOTIVATION: I am using audacity to process sounds that are problematic for people like myself who suffer from chronic hyperacusis (e.g. voices, dishes, door slams, music). the sounds are introduced at low-volume and gradually increased in volume over a period of weeks. One problem with this disorder is that introducing new sounds results in heightened attention to the sounds which can result in ear pain for even soft sounds (one component to the pain is psychological tension (central) another component is purely external stimulus and physiological vulnerability (peripheral). This focuses on the tension component). It is important to gradually build comfort to problematic sounds so that trust can be built and ear pain reduced. By starting off with this 10 seconds on, two minutes off, the person should be more relaxed and accepting of this new sound for the introduction period. After familiarity and boredom builds to the new sound environment, the sound will be adjusted to be on at all times. I choose long sound content as repetitive sound could become annoying quickly.
Mac OS 10.12.5