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Arranging and editingFades and crossfades ► Using fades and crossfades in real-time

You can create real-time fades and crossfades in the Track view’s Clips pane. Real-time fades and crossfades do not change the data in the clip. SONAR reads the fade-in, fade-out, or crossfade in the clip and adjusts the gain accordingly. You can edit the crossfade’s start time and end times. You can set the type of fade-in or fade-out you want to use as a default:
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Linear. A straight line, raising or lowering the volume at a steady rate.
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Slow Curve. A curved fade which starts to change the volume slowly at first and then rapidly increasing (fade-in) or decreasing (fade-out) the volume.
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Fast Curve. A curved fade which starts to change the volume quickly at first and then rapidly decreasing (fade-out) or increasing (fade-in) the volume.
Click the Track view Options menu, point to Crossfade Type and select the desired default Fade-In, Fade-Out and Crossfade curve types.
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Select the Smart tool or Edit tool in the Control Bar.
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In the Track view’s Clips pane, move your mouse over the top part of the beginning of a clip until the cursor looks like this: , and a red line appears at the edge of the clip.
A. Filled red triangle
A. Cursor above horizontal blue line B. Horizontal blue line
The filled blue triangle at the top of the clip handle indicates that dragging the top edge of the clip handle will move the fade along with the crop. The filled blue rectangle at the bottom of the clip handle indicates that dragging the bottom of the clip handle will slip edit the edge, but leave the end of the fade-in where it is.
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Click the Track view Options menu and choose Auto Crossfade.
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Click the Track view Options menu, point to Crossfade Type > Default Crossfade Curves and select the desired default crossfade curve types.
The Drag and Drop Options dialog box appears.
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In the Drag and Drop Options dialog box, check the Blend Old With New check box and click OK.
A. First clip B. Fade-out C. Fade-in D. Second clip E. Crossfade
You can edit fade-ins and fade-outs. You can change the start, end and position of a fade. The following procedures all demonstrate edits to a fade-in, but fade-outs work exactly the same.
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Select Process > Fade Selected Clips.
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Click the Track view Clips menu and choose Fade Clips to open the Fade Selected Clips dialog box.
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Select if you want to apply previous dialog box settings without opening the dialog box. Hold shift when selecting command to override this option.
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Click OK to close the dialog box.
SONAR creates or edits the fade(s) according to the options you chose in the dialog box.

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