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Re: sound edit pops

Subject: Re: sound edit pops
From: "Scott Fraser" scottbfraser
Date: Tue Oct 4, 2011 1:51 pm ((PDT))
<<Even if there is no offset, a sine wave that stops dead has a whole strin=
g of harmonics associated with that event. That is what perpetrators of the=
 myth neglect.>>

While I agree that the zero crossing approach to editing involves an unnece=
ssary waste of time & effort, I have in fact made crossfade-less edits at t=
he zero crossing of true sine waves & there were no pops. That said, I ofte=
n make hundreds or even thousands of music edits a day & I would never in a=
 million years subject myself to that amount of drudgery if I had to make t=
hem all at zero crossings. Life is way too short. The crossfade not only ma=
kes zooming in to near sample level unnecessary it also allows for a lot of=
 useful creative or corrective edits. I find the equal power crossfade (log=
arithmic) smoother & more musical than the equal gain fade (linear) slope.

Scott Fraser

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