Crossfade Clips

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Crossfade Clips applies a simple crossfade to a selected pair of clips in a single audio track.
Accessed by: Effect > Crossfade Clips
There are no parameters to set for this effect; the effect operates on the audio that is currently selected.
If the crossfade takes an appreciable time, a progress dialog will appear as below:
Crossfade Clips progress dialog.png
Crossfade Clips progress dialog

Instructions

  1. Place two audio clips into the same track.
  2. Select (approximately) the same amount of audio from the end of one clip and the start of the other.
  3. Apply the effect.
  4. The selected regions will be crossfaded.

Note, the audio clips do not need to be touching. Any white-space between the clips is ignored.

If the selected region is continuous audio with no splits, the first half and last half of the selected audio will be crossfaded.

Advanced Tip: A discontinuity in a waveform, such as a large click, may be smoothed by applying a short crossfade across the glitch.

Limitations

These should not occur in normal usage:

  • There may be no more than two clips selected in each channel.
  • The selection may not start or end in white-space.

Examples

Example of using the effect for a simple crossfade

1) Place your audio clips end to end in a track.

Xfade Example-1.png

2) Zoom in a bit.

Xfade Example-2.png

3) Select the part that you want to crossfade (doesn't matter if the tracks are right up against each other or not - just select the parts to crossfade).

Xfade Example-3.png

4) Select the Effect > Crossfade Clips.

5) Simple crossfade completed

Xfade Example-4.png


Example of using the effect to repair a glitch

You can use Crossfade Clips to fix glitches when there are no convenient zero crossing points for making a clean edit. 1) Audio surrounding the glitch is selected

Glitch repair before.png

2) Using Effect > Crossfade Clips repairs the glitch.

Glitch repair after.png

Links

|< Index of Effects, Generators and Analyzers

|< Effect Menu.

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