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Chapter 10.  Editing Audio  > Using Fades and Crossfades

Using Fades and Crossfades

The best way to think of what fades and crossfades can do for you is to listen to a good DJ, either the radio kind or the club kind. DJs are always fading a song in after they talk over the intro, fading a song out because they need to read the weather, and fading one song out while they fade another one in—that's a crossfade—so nobody gets a notion to leave the dance floor. On a smaller scale, fades and crossfades are also essential tools for creative splicing of different takes and other sonic surgery. If you have chosen not to enable Snap to Zero Crossings, fading the ends of and crossfading the seams between clips is highly recommended.

Fading In and Out

Fading a clip in or out in SONAR couldn't be any simpler, as you'll see in the steps below. It's always a good idea when a clip is fairly exposed to fade it in and out to remove any abrupt changes to and from silence. You might also want to fade out applause early at the end of a live track—three minutes of applause is gratifying on stage, but annoying on CD!


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