Been trying to remove many defects in old records using Audacity.
Seeking suggestions on the fastest way to navigate to the problem spots in the the waveform view, make a quick repair and then quickly find the next location to fix.
Is there an auto-locate pops effect?
Flaws too numerous to use a global effect like click removal or noise reduction, at least with default settings.
Paul-L’s DeClicker plugin … https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/updated-de-clicker-and-new-de-esser-for-speech/34283/1
I used to do this by hand like you (a very long and arduous task) until Koz steered me in the direction of Brian Davies’s ClickRepair. it costs a little around $40 I think but does come with a 14 day free trial. You can either run it manually but I ended up automating the process - but I did soften Brian’s default settings a little. It produced truly excellent results for me and I listen on fairly high-end, albeit antique, QUAD ESL-57 electrostatic speakers.
See this sticky thread on the Forum: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/click-pop-removal-clickrepair-software/1933/1