Hey. Sorry if title is confusing. I’ve merged 2 separate audio files and upon the ending of one and beginning of the other, there’s a little “tick” or however this sound is professionally called when it switches onto the other track.
Join with a short [u]crossfade[/u] (or a longer crossfade if you wish). A crossfade usually makes a smooth transition no matter what. But, it can mess-up the timing if you’re not very-careful (because there is an overlap) and in some cases that can be a problem, especially if the audio is synchronized with video.
“tick” or however this sound is professionally called when it switches onto the other track.
Is there a way to avoid the tick from happening in first place when I attempt to merge two tracks?
It depends on the “cause” or “nature” of the tick.
If it’s DC offset you can also try a high-pass filter (at around 20Hz so you can preserve the bass) before cutting. DC is zero Hz so that should remove it. But, that could create or leave a tick at the beginning of the file(s) that you’ll have to deal with. (You aren’t hearing DC, you are hearing the sudden change when the DC kicks-in or kicks-out, and that “change” isn’t DC.)