Start your free trial now, and begin learning software, business and creative skills—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.

Start Your Free Trial Now

Using fades and crossfades


From:

Up and Running with Cubase 7

with Pieter Schlosser

Video: Using fades and crossfades

Now that we know how to edit our audio, it is time to apply some fades. Fading in and out, as well as crossfading between audio clips, will ensure smooth starts, ends and transitions of audio regions. Cubase let's us apply fades very quickly, directly on the audio region without having to use any special tools or fish through any menus. If I go to the bottom of this region, you will see the double arrow. If I Click and Drag, It'll trim the region. If I go to the top, you'll see the double arrow again, however, this time, if I Click and Drag you will see it fade. The same applies for the end, fading out and fading in. I can make these as long or short as I want, let's make this bigger so we can see it better.
please wait ...
Watch the Online Video Course Up and Running with Cubase 7
1h 14m Beginner May 14, 2013

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

Get up and running with the cutting-edge DAW Cubase 7 in this quick one-hour class. Author Pieter Schlosser shows how to use Cubase 7 to create your music, starting with the very first steps: setting up audio and VST connections, utilizing templates, and customizing your Cubase workspace. Then learn how to import audio, set your tempo, and create a click track and markers. The next chapter shows you how to record and edit audio tracks, including how to overdub and loop, as well as apply and edit fades and crossfades. Then, Pieter moves into MIDI recording and editing, covering how to choose sounds, edit performances in the Piano Roll view, and use MIDI controller lanes to enhance the performance. He wraps up the course with a chapter on adding effects, creating aux sends, automating your mix, and exporting the final track.

Topics include:
  • Choosing a template from the Project Assistant
  • Importing a drum loop as a starting point
  • Recording guitar
  • Choosing an amp and inserting other effects
  • Adding virtual instruments
  • Adding a compressor
  • Working with presets
  • Exporting the final mix
Subject:
Audio + Music
Software:
Cubase
Author:
Pieter Schlosser

Using fades and crossfades

Now that we know how to edit our audio, it is time to apply some fades. Fading in and out, as well as crossfading between audio clips, will ensure smooth starts, ends and transitions of audio regions. Cubase let's us apply fades very quickly, directly on the audio region without having to use any special tools or fish through any menus. If I go to the bottom of this region, you will see the double arrow. If I Click and Drag, It'll trim the region. If I go to the top, you'll see the double arrow again, however, this time, if I Click and Drag you will see it fade. The same applies for the end, fading out and fading in. I can make these as long or short as I want, let's make this bigger so we can see it better.

I can also apply fades to a group of regions if I select all of my percussion and I click on the top corner, I can Click and Drag and all the regions will be faded out. Let's listen to that. (MUSIC). That's pretty good, let's Undo that for now. (SOUND). If you want to change the type of fade, you can do so in the Open Fade Editor from the Audio menu. Let's do that now. Let's solo this track and fade it out.

Audio > Open Fade Editors. We have a range of selection that you can choose from here. Let's use that, and click OK. And there we go, let's listen to it. (SOUND). That's better. Another nice feature is audio clip bass volume. You'll notice a square handle in the middle of an audio clip. You can drag it up and down to change the volume. You will also see the wave form changing in the back.

Let's solo and listen, (MUSIC), this is great. I don't have to fish through any faders or menus. For smooth transitions between overlapping audio, we can use crossfades. For this example, I'm going to use one of the guitars. Let's go to guitar one, make this a little bit bigger and solo it. I'm going to cut the tail end of this, and overlap it a little.

Let's listen, (MUSIC) let's listen again, (MUSIC). Let's use the Range Selection tool where we want to cross-fade. Let's go up here and select this area. Now let's go to Audio > Crossfade. Let's take a listen, (MUSIC), that's much better.

Now let's just fade out the end, (MUSIC), great. As I mentioned before, you can change the fades by either going up to Audio, open Fade Editor or you can double-click on the Fade itself. There it is, to Remove a Fade, you can simply drag it out or you can select it. Go to Audio > Remove Fades. Now, that we've learned the different types of fades and how to access them, you can apply these in your Edits. Ensuring a seamless performance between various takes.

There are currently no FAQs about Up and Running with Cubase 7.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

* Estimated file size

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with Cubase 7.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK

Upgrade to View Courses Offline

login

With our new Desktop App, Annual Premium Members can download courses for Internet-free viewing.

Upgrade Now

After upgrading, download Desktop App Here.

Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Learn more, save more. Upgrade today!

Get our Annual Premium Membership at our best savings yet.

Upgrade to our Annual Premium Membership today and get even more value from your lynda.com subscription:

“In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H.

Start your FREE 10-day trial

Begin learning software, business, and creative skills—anytime,
anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
lynda.com provides
Unlimited access to over 4,000 courses—more than 100,000 video tutorials
Expert-led instruction
On-the-go learning. Watch from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Switch back and forth as you choose.
Start Your FREE Trial Now
 

A trusted source for knowledge.

 

We provide training to more than 4 million people, and our members tell us that lynda.com helps them stay ahead of software updates, pick up brand-new skills, switch careers, land promotions, and explore new hobbies. What can we help you do?

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.