I am wondering if there is a way to delete specific pithces from my audio in audition. For example, in the spectral display is it possible to select sounds at certain points in time that were a "C" note/pitch or a "B-flat" note/pitch and delete them so that they don't show up.
To give an illustrative example, let's say I played guitar but accidentally hit the C note as part of a chord that I played (therefore all notes of the chord would be present, CGE for example), would it possible to delete that C pitch while allowing the other pitches GE to not be deleted (i.e. without deleting that whole portion of the audio altogether)?
I thought there was a way to erase certain pitches, but I am unsure.
If you guys know, that would be really cool to know as I've searched very hard for an answer but cannot find one.
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Yes you can - up to a point... If you can isolate them in the spectral display, then you can alter them. Either way, as it happens; up or down in level. But, and it's an important but - this generally doesn't help you to eliminate notes. The reason for this is that almost all of the sounds you hear have a harmonic content, and often this turns out to be the majority of the sound. Certainly with a guitarm, this is very much the case. And if you can't find those harmonics, you're only going to make the offending note sound a bit 'thinner', not get rid of it.
There is a very good solution to this, but it's not part of Audition. And that's to use Melodyne, which not only isolates the note and harmonics, but lets you move them up and down in pitch, as well as level. Melodyne isn't cheap, but this is exactly what it's intended to do - it's very specialised. But it is absolutely the best tool for the job. The other widely-used app that has a means of identifying harmonics is iZotope's RX (currently version 8) but it doesn't let you move notes, only alter their amplitudes. It's not cheap either, but it's way better value for money because it lets you do loads of other things in the way of repairing audio, and Melodyne doesn't do that - it's a one-trick-pony from that point of view.
I have to say that if you get anything like some of the train crashes I get to edit sometimes, you'll find regular use for both of these apps!
Okay, I'll see what I can make of it using your information which is very helpful. Happy new year! Thanks!