[Ardour-Users] Crossfade Editor

Andrew Johnston andyandtaya at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 15:18:38 PST 2007

I second this, I've never understood it properly either.  Anyone out
there who would care to shed light on the situation?

On Nov 13, 2007 8:31 PM, John Emmas <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> I'm just trying to get my head around the crossfade editor which (until I
> looked into it) seemed self-explanatory.  The actual contour editing is easy
> enough to understand although I haven't yet used it.  It's the auditioning
> that seems to be baffling me at the moment.  I just wondered if anyone could
> either confirm or clarify what I'm finding.  I'm using Ardour 2.1 currently.
> Let's suppose we have 2 overlapped clips called Clip A and Clip B.  they're
> both 10 seconds long with an overlapping section of 3 seconds duration
> (hence a 3 second crossfade).  Clip A is positioned at 30 seconds timecode.
> Hence, Clip B starts at 37 seconds and ends at 47 seconds.
> There seem to be 5 x auditioning modes called 'Out (dry)', 'Out', 'Fade',
> 'In' and  'In (dry)'.  Here's what I'm getting when I use them to audition
> the crossfade (bear in mind that in timeline terms, the crossfade starts
> at 37 seconds and ends at 40 seconds):-
> 1)  'Out (dry)' - this seems to play the outgoing 3 seconds of Clip A
> without applying a fade.
> 2)  'Out' - this seems to play exactly the same thing as 'Out (dry)'.  This
> doesn't make sense to me.
> 3)  'Fade' - this plays the crossfade, as it would be heard on the timeline
> (i.e. what you'd expect).
> 4)  'In' - this seems to play the first 3 seconds of Clip A without applying
> any fade.  In timeline terms, the audio being replayed runs from 30 seconds
> to 33 seconds - i.e it seems to be playing the wrong clip.
> 5)  'In (dry)' - plays the incoming 3 seconds of Clip B, with no incoming
> fade applied (this makes reasonable sense too).
> There are also some buttons marked 'With preroll' and 'With postroll'.
> However, these don't seem to do anything on my system.  Do I need to enable
> them somehow?  Or set a preroll and postroll time somewhere?
> Thanks.
> John
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