Hi Mike! yes, you can alter a project at any time because it is saved with all tracks intact. Only if you export the project to an audio format such as mp3, the tracks are mixed down to one. Saving the project means you can reopen and continue work on it. In order to fade out you need to select the required passage. Press shift-A during playback where you want the fade to begin. This will set the cursor at that spot. Then press shift-end to select to the end of the file, then apply Fade Out. To get a smoother sounding fade you can repeat the effect by pressing ctrl-r. Cheers! Robbie From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Bernard Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 4:24 AM To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [audacity4blind] applying a quick fade out Hey everyone, I have a dry voice track and music file mixed together with auto ducking already applied. Now, I want to insert a fade out, so that at the point where the voice track ends, and the music is automatically ducked back up to its full level, I want the music file to play for a few seconds more, then totally fade out altogether at a rapid but yet smooth enough pace, to give it that professional-like sound. I've tried marking the place where I want the fade out to start and selecting (fade out) from the effects menu, but it doesn't seem to take any effect. As I'm writing this to you, the currently working file is open in Audacity. If I save it, Audacity will mix the two files together as one. Even if I save the file as is now, will I still be able to apply the fade out at the point where I want it the next time I open it? This is a promo to which I'm putting together for a future on-air broadcast for ACBRI. Thanks in advance for your help. Mike Rochester, NY.