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fading music
I need software for this...

 10:38 pm on Mar 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks to the help I have had on this site, I am a little more knowledgable now about rams,wav,mp3's,wma and the rest!

However, I have a long way to go.

Being the webmaster for an American singer/songwriter who has a new cd released this month, I now need the facility to make music clips - 30/40 seconds long with a fade out at the end...can anyone suggest software that will allow me to do this - without paying a fortune or, preferably, free?




 12:32 am on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Mac or PC? What are the source files mp3, aiff, wav?


 10:13 am on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

CoolEdit Pro has a demo on theirs... and its not bad...

ProTools for mac, I believe theres a crippled version for it online...

Fading in and out is a very simple thing to do, so almost any program out there would do it :)


 10:55 am on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

You should look at Audacity also - it is a freeware programme (with lots of free plugins and add-ons) that will do this for you with ease.

Fading music in any sound editor is quite simple - just select the wave form area of the music you want to fade, and click on the fade out command (this is standard with almost every sound manipulation software).



 12:19 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

I posted a similar question a while back & had Audacity recommended to me - it's an excellent piece of software, will do what you describe and is very easy to use.

There are Linux, Mac & Windows versions available too, so you should be able to get a suitable version for whatever OS you're using.



 12:31 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

I would just like to state that I am in no way affiliated with Audacity - I just like it a lot, and it's free!



 1:12 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

With every soundblater card I've ever had I have got a bundled piece of software called WAV EDITOR . . .

Simple to use, and very functional.


 6:31 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks all for the replies and information. I am trying Audacity for starters!



 7:57 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

No, the simplest and best proggie is MP3Trim. It lets you previwe how much you cut off, and how hard of a fade you want. Very easy, less than 1mb.


 9:37 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am looking at MP3Trim, too - the fastest download ever!

But where is that book of instructions on how to use it?

It's sad being a novice.

Thanks for all your help and guidance people.

rufus in not so sunny spain at the moment!


 7:01 pm on Mar 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

Finale on ths subject:

I am successfully using MP3Trim and find it so easy - even for me as a novice.

I am using .wma files with a decoder for Windows Media and have 12 musical items on the website I do for an American singer/songwriter and had great response.

Thank you all for your help and guidance on this issue.



 10:48 pm on Apr 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

rufus, I work on a daily basis with Wavelab 3.0 from Steinberg on a 98 se win PC, the XP version from Wavelab is from 4.0 on

Open an audio file in it, drag your mouse over the "to fade" aria, choose by "level" the fade in/out option, press process, that black selected length of audio is trimmed.

A breeze and unlimited undo's!


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