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Re: sound edit pops

Subject: Re: sound edit pops
From: "vickipowys" vpowys
Date: Sat Oct 8, 2011 3:50 pm ((PDT))
On 09/10/2011, at 7:11 AM, Scott Fraser wrote:

> Is Blending turned on? That's the left-most button in the group of  
> buttons just above the right side of the waveform display. Caps- 
> Lock toggles it on & off.

Oh!   The simplest solution is always the best one!

Yes Scott, I now have Blending turned ON and it works perfectly!   
Foolproof settings for me seemed to be linear blend and 30 ms, for no  
clicks even with random and mismatched selections.



> Vicki:
> <<I don't have the latest version of Peak LE, maybe later versions are
> click-free, (mine is 5.2).>>
> I use Peak Pro 6 for CD mastering, but not for editing, so I don't  
> have much familiarity with the Peak edit procedure.
> <<My editing needs are relatively simple and I don't have much need  
> for
> cutting out pieces of audio in the middle of a sequence. But I
> thought it would be good to try out the 'how tos'.
> If I do chop out a piece it will always be in a quiet part of a track
> and then I usually don't have click problems. But if I try it on
> something loud then a click seems inevitable.>>
> Is Blending turned on? That's the left-most button in the group of  
> buttons just above the right side of the waveform display. Caps- 
> Lock toggles it on & off.
> <<A procedural problem? well my method is simply to select the bit of
> audio I don't want and click the delete button.>>
> With Blending on it will provide a crossfade whose properties are  
> predetermined in the Blending page of the Preferences. Personally,  
> the Peak edit paradigm is highly counterintuitive to me, since I  
> absolutely need manual control over crossfade length, so  
> predetermined lengths don't work for me. I think it defaults to 100  
> ms in Peak. If that proves too discontinuous you could try a longer  
> fade, although sometimes the shortest possible fade works best. In  
> any case the audio on either side of the cut needs to match in  
> general texture & volume. If not, it CAN be made to work with some  
> trial & error on the length and/or the shape of the crossfade as  
> well as as the overlap of the adjacent segments.
> <<Motu Digital Performer for Mac looks interesting but is probably  
> more
> complex than I need. RX is great for any noise treatments though!>>
> Digital Performer is, in my opinion, a superior editor in every  
> regard, but I really think it is overkill if music production is  
> not ones main focus.
> RX has become an indispensible tool, in daily use for me.
> Scott Fraser

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