How can I get rid of empty space on my recording. I did a therapy session using Audacity, but there is so much empty space.

Zoom in to each gap with drag-select > Control-E. Drag select the silent portion and delete. Repeat. You can use Analyze > Silence Finder available in Audacity 1.3.12.

Silence Finder doesn’t work as well as you would think because most people’s silence is just a low point in the show – not really silence. Those are hard to recognize.


You can also use “Truncate Silence” from the “Effect” menu.