[Ardour-Users] Crossfade Editor
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?
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