[audacity4blind] Re: how to cross fade?

  • From: Marco Oros <marco.oros93@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:24:40 +0200

Hello people.

I don't know, how is It with Jaws, because I am using NVDA, but I have noticed, that clips are also spoken. I have created a key map, where I have added also clipping keyboard shortcuts.

But, I had to edit this map for My keyboard, because in Slovakia is different keyboard, than in United states.

Thank You for understanding.

Best regards

Marco Oros

Dňa 17. 4. 2021 o 0:28 Andrew Downie napísal(a):

Hi David

Re lining up the tracks ready for a cross fade, you are almost there.  You do not want to align end to end, but to Start to Cursor/Selection Start.  Having separated your material into two tracks, with the portion to be faded in on the second track, here are the steps:

 1. Deselect track 2 and select track 1
 2. Place the cursor at the point on track 1 where you want the fade
    in to start
 3. Deselect track 1
 4. Arrow down to track 2 and select it
 5. From the Tracks Menu open the Align Tracks submenu
 6. Arrow down to Start to Cursor/Selection Start and press Enter
 7. Celebrate the magic


*From:*audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *On Behalf Of *David Lai
*Sent:* Friday, 16 April 2021 10:47 AM
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*Subject:* [audacity4blind] Re: how to cross fade?

Thank you for your detailed description, Andrew!

I love the sound of the clips option, I’ll give it a spin. Meanwhile, if I need to do it with 2 separate tracks, I do have a question – how to drag track 2 to a different position? I can insert a new track at the end of the old one, and make sure they align end to end so they don’t play together. But how to drag track 2 to the position I desire the cross fade to be?

I’m currently using Gold Wave to do it for now, but will look at the clips option after saving a version from it. It would be cool not having to convert to flac and directly perform edits on the DTS audio file directly using Audacity!!!


*From: *Andrew Downie <mailto:access_tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Sent: *Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:41 PM
*To: *audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Subject: *[audacity4blind] Re: how to cross fade?

Hi David

There are at least three options available for cross fading.  The following descriptions rely on assumed knowledge, so please ask more questions if they serve to confuse rather than enlighten.  The first two options rely on the two portions of your recording being on separate tracks.

  Option 1:

This is the most labour-intensive of the various options, but perhaps gives you the most control.  Position the start of the second portion – say – several seconds before the end of the first.  The exact amount of overlap will depend on the material and the exact effect you want.  Select the first track and deselect the second.  Then select the audio you want to fade out.  From the Effects Menu, select Fade Out. Then, deselect the first track and select the second. Select the audio you want to fade in and apply Fade In from the Effects Menu.  It is best to start the fade in before the fade out to avoid a dip in the sound.

  Option 2:

As with option 1, position the start of the audio on the second track somewhat before the end of the audio on the first track.  With both tracks selected, select the portion of audio you want to cross fade.  From the Effects Menu select Cross Fade Tracks (if that option does not appear, you are using an older version of Audacity).  Adjust parameters until you get the sound you want.

  Option 3:

Now all your material can be on one track.  Ensure that the track is selected.  Separate the two portions of audio by inserting a clip with control+i.  Use alt+comma (,) and alt+fullstop (.) to move between the two clips.  When at the start of the second clip, move back however many seconds you want to cross fade.  Then extend the selection to the same number of seconds in the second clip.  Then apply Cross Fade Clips from the Effects Menu and the job is done.  If you do not like the length or anything else about the cross fade, use control+z to undo.

  Follow up:

As mentioned above, if the above leaves you confused, ask questions and the learned people on the List will provide more detailed information.


*From:*audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> *On Behalf Of *David Lai
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*Subject:* [audacity4blind] how to cross fade?

Hi list!

I need your help in editing a file. I deleted a few seconds of audio, and would like to smoothly cross fade between the portion before and after the delete. However I can’t seem to figure out how to cross fade successfully on Audacity. What do you think I should do?

Many thanks!


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