I’ve just joined to forum but have been lurking for a while. First of all, I must say that Audacity is such a great program! I used to use CoolEdit 96 many years ago, and find that Audacity does almost all of what I need.
But there is one thing that I can’t figure out how to do, and I’m hoping someone here can help me.
I have Audacity 2.0.0. on Windows 7.
I’m editing a stereo file, and want to change the level within a selection. If I create a selection, I can Amplify, or select Fade In or Fade Out, for example. But what I cannot work out how to do is do a partial fade, starting at 100% and ending, say at 50% rather than fading out to 0% of the original volume.
How does this fit into real life? Here’s an example of how I would use it. If I’m editing some classical music and I want to artificially (and manually) raise the level of a passage of music that gradually increases in volume, I might start with section A to B and amplify that by +3db. But section B to C needs to be amplified and faded to start at +3db and end at 0db (100% of the original level) so that the transition is smooth into section C to D which remains at the original level.
In CoolEdit, I would have created the selection and set the start level to 125% and end level to 100% and it’s as easy as a couple of mouse clicks. But I can’t see any easy way in Audacity - unless of course it’s right under my nose and I’ve missed the obvious!
Thanks for your help.