Draw Tool

I have been using the draw tool to edit breaths out of vocal recordings. It works, but it’s a bit time consuming. Is there some sort of erase tool as well, so I can erase part of the wave without cutting it out and compromising the timing of the track?

Try using “adjust sample volume” to turn down volume all the way. There’s even a keyboard shortcut: F10 (while in sample editor)
Warning: sudden changes in volume might produce pops and clicks!!

Or draw part of the sample to zero line.