Auto add 1 frame fade on sound clips
You know the situation. You cut up a sound file and all looks well until you play it back. Then you hear it. The audible click from each start and end of a clip as the sample is jumped from zero of near silence to the audio clip you want there.
The common solution? A one or two frame fade to bring that sample down so it plays nicely in the mix.
The 1-2 frame crossfade on sound clips... So many times people have asked me why I so religiously do it on all sound clips. But killing all the clicks, you so notice them when you know how to get rid of them.
I mean, it is so ubiquitous, that I'm wondering, why is it not applied by default in edit programs? Why is it up to me to make sure that a sound clip doesn't start or end at a non-zero sample? In how many scenarios would a non-zero sample start and end actually benefit an editor?
Ok. I know, some people would point to the meticulous task of editing syllables in speech... But those guys would never accept an NLE's "precision" of 1/24's of a second anyway. So those people need the sample accurate ability of 1/96000 of a second that DAW's provide.
So why do NLE makers not add such an easy to overlook function?
It is so strange for me.
Even if it's simply a button in essential sound I could click on after selecting all potential troublesome clips. It would cut down on mouse clicking so many folds... And it wouldn't bother the old school crew who prefer the dangers of clicky sounds.
Antoine (Autokroma.com) commented
Indeed it would be useful. Or an audio effect that removes "click" at the end of audio tracks