Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Real-time fades and overlapping crossfades, part of Pro Tools 10 New Features.
One of the coolest visual improvements in Pro Tools 10 is the overlapping crossfade feature. When you make a crossfade the color of the clips overlaps, making the crossfades more visually appealing and obvious. Let's make a crossfade and check it out. I've got the Smart tool activated up here. So if I go down to the bottom of these two regions--I've got the Smart tool crossfade--and click and drag and create a crossfade, and there we can see the overlap. Let's see it in all of its glory. Very cool! You can toggle this on and off if you go to View > Waveforms > Overlapped Crossfades and that turns it off, but I would prefer to see it.
And speaking of fades Pro Tools 10, now calculates and plays back all fades in real time. No more rendered fade files living in the Fade Files folder. You'll find your sessions will open faster, your hard drive performance will be better, and you won't ever have to search for missing fade files. When you open a session created in Pro Tools 9 or lower, Pro Tools 10 will calculate and play back all the fades in real time. The fade files folder from the older version will not be used, yet it will not be deleted either, in case you open the session again in any version lower than Pro Tools 10.
These are all the great improvements in the functionality of fades in Pro Tools 10.
- What's new with importing and exporting files
- Adding real-time fades overlapping cross-fades
- Utilizing the Edit window indicators
- Working with the improved AudioSuite plug-ins
- Creating a reverse delay or reverb effect
- Understanding the interface and nomenclature changes
- Getting help with Pro Tools