Using crossfades effectively


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Using crossfades effectively

One of the most powerful ways to smooth out your audio is to make sure transitions between audio clips are as seamless as possible. In this movie we'll look at how to use Fades and Crossfades to smooth out these transitions in Pro Tools. It's an unwritten rule that for audio no clip should start or stop without at least a small fade. Without the small fades, even if they're imperceptible to the ear, you're in danger of pops and clicks that can occur between edits. First, let's open up Preferences to set up our default Fade settings.

Go to Pro Tools > Preferences and click on the Editing tab. Here you see the Default Fade Settings for Fade In, Fade Out, and Crossfade. I've found that for audio postproduction, Equal Power fades work better than Equal Gain, especially when fading to clips of a similar material together. So let's change all three of these to be all Equal Power fades. Now all of our default fades will be equal power fades.

Now back in the Edit window, you ...

Using crossfades effectively
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Using crossfades effectively provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Audio Post Workflow with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9 and Pro Tools

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