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Tutorial - How to Fade in/out Music?

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Introduction

Whether it's for creating ringtones or some background music for your latest PowerPoint presentation, the start or end of these audio files are often found too harsh. What you're looking for is a fade-in or a fade-out with Free Audio Editor. Using a fade-in, the song starts with a low volume which increases over the next couple of seconds until the normal level is reached. A fade-out creates a similar effect, just at the end, slowly decreasing the volume.


Step 1. Input an Audio File

Launch Free Audio Editor. Click "Home - Open" to activate a browser window, in which you can select an audio file from your computer. Then, click "Open" to input the audio file to the program.

Tips: All the files of the supported formats can be seen in the "Open" window & if you want know other formats supported, activate the "Files of type" dropdown list at the bottom.

Input an Audio File

Step 2. Select a Part of the File

Choose a region you want to edit. There are 4 ways to select a region:

Use hotkey like Shift+Home, Shift+End or Ctrl+A to select from start/end or all;
Click the left button and drag along with the waveform to the place you want to select;
Specify the beginner & end of the session by moving the sliders below the waveform window;
Input the start, end and length of time to choose specified region at the bottom of the editor.

Tips: If you do not select any part, some inactivated buttons will be in color grey and the corresponding features are unavailable; some audio effect will be directly applied to the whole waveform.

Select a Part of the File

Step 3. Apply Effect to Selected Part

Now click "Effect" tab and there will be many audio effects' buttons. Click "Fade In/Out" to fade in/out over the selected region.

Tips: Usually we fade in at the beginning of a song and fade out at the end of it.

Apply Effect to Selected Part

Step 4. Save the Changes

Now go back to the "Home" tab and click the "Save" button to save the changes to the original file or click "Save File As" to save the changes with a different file name and/or location. After that you can select the output folder and format as well as adjust the output quality. Now, have great fun with edited music on your music player!

Save the Changes

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