Flexible Fade Ins and Outs

I am looking for a particular feature and have to believe that it is just I not finding it. In another audio editing program I know, the command is called Envelope, and it allows me to interactively adjust the volume over a selected range. I can adjust the volume as points along a curve and it is a wonderful capability when fitting music to an audio track. The controls work like Audacity’s Equalization effect, but that function doesn’t seem to control volume, just tone.

Who can steer me in the right direction here? I’d like to turn over all of my audio tasks to Audacity and this missing/hidden feature is the only thing standing in my way. Many thanks…

Rick A.
Pleasanton CA

I think that you are probably looking for the “Envelope Tool”: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/envelope_tool.html

There is also an “Adjustable Fade” effect: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/adjustable_fade.html

Ah, that’s it! I was looking for it under the Effects menu and did indeed find the Adjustable Fade, but it wasn’t flexible enough. The Envelope tool is very powerful and very precise – now I need to learn how to ride it. Thanks…