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Mixing the Sound Volume

You can adjust the volume of an entire sound clip or modify the volume in increments by adjusting the fade-in and fade-out times, otherwise known as sound envelopes. The fade edit only affects the play back; the original sound file is not affected.

To adjust the overall volume of the entire sound clip:

1. Either double-click the sound layer name in the Timeline view or the sound column header in the Xsheet view to open the Sound Element editor.
2. In the Sound Element panel, select the sound that you want to work on. A more detailed version of the selected sound appears in the Current Sound panel.
3. In the Current Sound panel, use the Volume slider to adjust the volume.

4. Click on the Play  button in the Current Sound panel to verify the volume.

To create the fade in/out effect on a sound clip:

1. Either double-click the sound layer name in the Timeline view or the sound column header in the Xsheet view to open the Sound Element editor.
2. In the Sound Element panel, select the sound you want to work on.
3. In the Current Sound panel, click on the thin blue line above waveform to add an envelope marker.

4. Drag the envelope markers to adjust the volume at that frame and to create the time of the transition. The line from the edge of the clip to the envelope marker identifies how the volume either increases (fades-in) or decreases (fades-out) over time.

Dragging the marker to the bottom of the channel will mute the volume, while dragging it upwards will increase the volume.

To create an even effect, be sure to adjust the envelope markers uniformly in both the left and right (bottom and top) channels.

5. Click on the Play  button in the Current Sound panel to check the fade envelopes.

Related Topics 

Changing the Start or End Frame of a Sound
Trimming the Start and End of a Sound File
Looping a Sound
Customizing the Playback Range