I'm editing a podcast episode and I don't want to go through and individually cut out every excessive breath I find, so I'm trying to find a setting in my expander that will effectively remove said breaths. The issue I'm running into is when trying to experiment with settings to remove breaths, I'm also forfeiting some of the speech audio's quality, and I can't seem to navigate the solution to this. Should I try to use some other effect in tandem with the expander? How can I accurately guage the ideal settings to use for removing breaths? Thanks in advance!
Try doing some of the things suggested in this thread - taking note of comments about not removing breaths completely. If the breathing is really intrusive, then the Dynamics Processor route probably won't work, although the other suggestions might.