David Nahmani wrote:
My problem is this: if I drag an audio over another either with Overlap or with No Overlap, what happens is that if I do a crossfade to make the meeting point sound seamless, the wider the crossfade, the more of the audio that used to be there will be sounding. I don't get why placing a crossfade makes the audio I had previously cut out comes back out. Most of all, I don't understand how not to make this happen.
Ok that's the whole point of a crossfade though, so the behavior you're getting is expected. The crossfade means you're starting to lower the level of the audio file referred to by the first region and starting to raise the level of the audio file referred to by the second region at the beginning of the crossfade. In the middle of a symmetrical crossfade, the level of the two audio files are the same. Until the end of the crossfade where you've finished lowering the level of the first audio file to zero while the second audio file has reached its normal level.
Example. In the screenshot below, the first Cross fade track is the equivalent of the two Automation tracks below:
Yeah, it does make sense. Yet I was convinced that it didn't happen before.
I do a lot of podcast post-production and sometimes words don't sound right, say, in the last letter. So what I do is cut at the end of the word, drag the right edge of the audio file so that it stops before the last letter, cut that same letter from another word and paste it there. Then, since there is probably a click where one ends and the other begins, I used to do a crossfade in order to eliminate the click. Now I'm hearing both the prior and the new letter.
I guess my questions are:
Has it always been like that and it just happened to work for me every time hearing a bit of the original letter?
Is there any way for the crossfade to work with silence rather than the eliminated audio?
Is there a better way to make it work?
Think I might be going a bit nuts during this quarantine!