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Here's a nice write-up of this type of workflow and how Strip Silence helps, by Jason Snell of Macworld. https://sixcolors.com/post/2015/02/how-i-podcast-editing/Raygan Kely supported this idea ·Raygan Kely commented
This would be extremely useful and I hope it's added soon. Logic and Pro Tools both have this and call it the "Strip Silence" feature. You can set some basic parameters and they take a long audio region and remove the silent or very quiet parts, leaving many smaller regions with gaps between them. This makes editing a lot easier, because with one click you can select and delete unwanted regions.