A quick post about a little lesson I learned tonight whilst editing some audio: don’t forget the cross-fade.
I recorded some synth drum tracks to audio (so that I wouldn’t have to open up the drum machine again), and then trimmed the tracks down so that they ended tidily at the end of the bar: BAD! When I later when to loop those tracks I realised that I hadn’t left room for the quick fade from one clip to another that you generally need when putting clips right next to eachother. What I needed to do was leave a tiny bit extra on the end so that the clips could overlap without messing up the timing.
Luckily my trimming wasn’t destructive, so I could extend the clips back out.
Here’s a screenshot of what I mean.