<<I don't have the latest version of Peak LE, maybe later versions are
click-free, (mine is 5.2).>>
I use Peak Pro 6 for CD mastering, but not for editing, so I don't have much
familiarity with the Peak edit procedure.
<<My editing needs are relatively simple and I don't have much need for
cutting out pieces of audio in the middle of a sequence. But I
thought it would be good to try out the 'how tos'.
If I do chop out a piece it will always be in a quiet part of a track
and then I usually don't have click problems. But if I try it on
something loud then a click seems inevitable.>>
Is Blending turned on? That's the left-most button in the group of buttons just
above the right side of the waveform display. Caps-Lock toggles it on & off.
<<A procedural problem? well my method is simply to select the bit of
audio I don't want and click the delete button.>>
With Blending on it will provide a crossfade whose properties are predetermined
in the Blending page of the Preferences. Personally, the Peak edit paradigm is
highly counterintuitive to me, since I absolutely need manual control over
crossfade length, so predetermined lengths don't work for me. I think it
defaults to 100 ms in Peak. If that proves too discontinuous you could try a
longer fade, although sometimes the shortest possible fade works best. In any
case the audio on either side of the cut needs to match in general texture &
volume. If not, it CAN be made to work with some trial & error on the length
and/or the shape of the crossfade as well as as the overlap of the adjacent
<<Motu Digital Performer for Mac looks interesting but is probably more
complex than I need. RX is great for any noise treatments though!>>
Digital Performer is, in my opinion, a superior editor in every regard, but I
really think it is overkill if music production is not ones main focus.
RX has become an indispensible tool, in daily use for me.