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Trimming, Fading and Mixing Your Songs

One of the features that sets Acoustica MP3 CD Burner apart from the competition is the ability to edit the mix on a very detailed level.


Bring up this window by right clicking on a song and selecting "Overlaps, Trims & Fades" or by clicking the rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_-1368324797.gif button.


The image below shows the ‘Overlaps, Trims & Fades" dialog.




Trimming Your Songs

If you have an extra long applause or unnecessary silence, you can trim or edit it out by simply clicking and changing the "Trim Start" or "Trim End". To hear the trim, click either "Preview In" or "Preview Out". (Note that if you have the option to "Automatically Remove Silence" turned on, some songs may already be trimmed.)


Fading Your Songs

If you have an extra long applause or an incomplete song, you can make it sound very smooth by simply adding a fade. You can set the "Fade In" and "Fade Out". To hear the fades, click either "Preview In" or "Preview Out".


Overlapping Your Songs

By changing the "Overlap" setting, you can mix the current and subsequent song. Usually, this works well in combination with fading. To hear the overlapped area, click "Preview Mix". Note that it will start a few seconds earlier than the overlap area.


Automatic Overlapping And Fading

If you want all songs to automatically mix and fade, click the rip_burn_cd_img\ebx_256192530.gif on the toolbar and select "Mix Tracks". Choose an overlap and fade. All songs will be automatically faded and mixed with these changes. Any new songs added to the Song List will have these settings, as well.


Navigating Your Songs

When you are adjusting the mix, it is very handy to go back and forth from track #1 to track #2, etc. Click the "Previous" and the "Next" buttons to navigate between tracks. (For example, when working on a fade between 2 tracks, you will also need to adjust the fade in of the second track.)


MP3 CD Note: When making an MP3 CD, if you want to hear trims and fades, you must make sure to choose "Specify Settings" and then click the option "Use trim, volume, EQ, Boost, fading & normalization settings". Also, be warned that this will cause the "Convert" stage to take a long time, as it will have to re-render into new MP3 files. (Overlapping and mixing will not be preserved in MP3 CD mode!)