how do i get the volume to start immediately rather than…“fading IN”?

help please and thank you!!!


My crystal ball is in the shop. What exactly are you doing that gives you a fade in instead of a clean start? Koz

there is usually a couple of seconds of “dead air”…or leader on the cassette that i have to edit off of the file and when i edit or DELETE it and then rewind it to start it to listen to …it fades in rather than just starting at full volume…

also what is DRM?

thanx Koz!!!

Assuming this is about then as Steve said, it is better to use File > Import > Audio… to import the files from the external drive.

So when you have recorded the cassette playback or imported the file into Audacity, you have a couple of seconds of near silence then the music starts full volume? So do you drag to select the couple of seconds of silence? Then exactly how do you delete that selection? You can just press DELETE on your computer keyboard to do it.

Digital Rights Management . It is not relevant to you because Windows Media Player normally only creates WMA files (which could be DRM-protected) when extracting (ripping) audio from CD’s.


I HIGHLIGHT the few seconds of dead air and then DELETE IT…but it still…fades in…rather than starting at full volume…

What program are you using to play the music?
You will probably find that the program has an option selected to “crossfade” between tracks. Turn that option off.

im using Audacity

Try this as a test.
Open Audacity.
“Generate menu > Tone” and generate a default 30 second tone.

Does that fade in or start playing straight away?

If it fades in, look in the Windows Control Panel > “Sound” or similar, in the “Playback” side for sound effects to turn off. If you are on Windows Vista or 7, right-click over the playback device when you are in the Playback tab and choose “Properties”, then look on the “Enhancements” tab.

Also look in the Windows Control Panel to see if your sound device has its own control panel - there may be sound effects there.

If it doesn’t help, please tell us exactly what version of Windows (for example, XP or Vista) and the name of your sound card output device as it shows in Audacity’s Device Toolbar.