So here are some ideas:
- No clamping the allowed decibel amount for the truncate silence effect: Currently, the decibel input which the effect removes can only be set between -80 and -20. I don’t think that’s needed to clamp the allowed decibel amount. For example, someone may want to remove the -Infinity parts of the sound, but if they want to, they have to manually do it themselves, which can be quite tedious. Also, for an extremely loud sound, they might want to remove sounds at most 20 decibels. Granted, you can amplify it down, but for people who don’t know about the method or are in much hurry, it’s inconvenient. Plus, here are some arguments against the “you can amplify it down” claim made by ChatGPT (I couldn’t think about other possible counterarguments, and when I tried to, my brain was like “No! I dOn’T wAnT tO dO iT!”)
- Loss of Dynamic Range: Amplifying the sound down to truncate the desired audio may result in a loss of dynamic range. Dynamic range refers to the difference between the softest and loudest parts of the audio. By amplifying the entire audio, including the quieter parts, you may end up reducing the overall dynamic range and potentially compromising the quality and naturalness of the audio.
- Amplification Artifacts: Amplifying the audio to bring down the desired section may introduce unwanted artifacts or distortions. Amplification can amplify not only the desired sound but also any background noise or imperfections in the audio. This can lead to an increase in noise levels, clipping, or other unwanted effects that could degrade the audio quality.
- Time and Effort: Amplifying the entire audio and then adjusting the levels can be a time-consuming and cumbersome process, especially when dealing with longer recordings or multiple sections that require truncation. It adds an extra step that can be inconvenient for users who prefer a more streamlined and efficient workflow.
Okay, now to the next idea:
2. A effect that can be added: This effect can truncate audio above the input decibel amount, contrary to the truncate silence effect.
3. Another effect that can be added: This effect can make the audio always the input decibel amount.
I hope you read this post! I want to hear your feedback! Anyways, goodbye, and I hope you have a wonderful day! Peace!