[audacity4blind] Re: crossfade in and out features

  • From: Gary Campbell <campg2003@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 01:59:22 -0600


Actually, I just discovered that crossfade clips /is/ useful with screen readers. You can't tell where clips are, but you can split them, and I don't know that you even have to have two clips. I recently deleted most of a video in a presentation I recorded. I didn't think 15 minutes of music enhanced the recording. I wanted to crossfade the two sections on either side of the delete, so at the delete point I split into two clips (CTRL+i). I then went to the selection bar and backed up the start of the selection five seconds and moved the end forward 5 seconds, and hit Crossfade Clips, and it overlapped the sections and crossfaded them for me. As I said, I'm not sure that you have to split it into two clips. I think it may use the midpoint of the selection as the midpoint of the crossfade.


On 4/28/2016 1:17 AM, Andrew Downie wrote:

For use with a screen reader I would not use the /Cross Fade Clips effect, as clips and screen readers don't get on terribly well. I use Cross Fade Tracks, which works very well once you understand how to line up the tracks. From the Tracks Menu, use Align Tracks to position the beginning of the track you want to fade in at a suitable distance before the end of the one you want to fade out. The distance will depend on material and your judgement. Then apply the Cross Fade Tracks effect. You get options as to the type of fade.

I am talking about recent versions of Audacity. Earlier versions had a cross fade feature which did, well, I never did understand what but it didn't cross fade.

If the above is not clear, ask more questions. I can put a sample together if that helps.


On 28/04/2016 1:53 AM, Steve the Fiddle wrote:
Hopefully someone on this list can give some accessibility tips for
these effects, but to start you off, there are two manual pages are


On 27 April 2016 at 15:54, Mike Bernard<dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
Hi everyone,

Have any of you ever used the crossfade in and out features within the
affect menu in Audacity? They don’t appear to be dialog boxes, so I’m
assuming that their affect is immediate. For any of you who have ever used
these features, what exactly do these options do?


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