Friday, March 18, 2016

Good Way to Fade Two Songs on GarageBand

Fading two songs so one song fades out while another fades in can be accomplished effectively using GarageBand. Apple created GarageBand as an entry-level program capable of performing several audio-editing functions. While it doesn't have the advanced features of Apple's flagship audio editing software, Logic Studio, it still has all the functions necessary to modify, fade and combine two songs together. GarageBand's graphical user interface makes combining files a straightforward process.

Step 1

Open GarageBand and create a new file by selecting the "Acoustic Instruments" option. This will create an audio editing file with a single track.

Step 2

Drag the first audio file on to the audio track for editing. Drag the second audio file into the same track. You will see a "+" sing enclosed in a green circle appear. Drop the audio files into the audio editing pane.

Step 3

Click the first audio segment that you placed in the audio editing program and drag it to the beginning of the timeline. Click the second audio segment and drag it so that it just barely overlaps the first audio file.

Step 4

Click the first track and select "Fade Out" from the Track menu. A purple line with dots will appear below the track. Drag the second dot so that it lines up with the end of the first audio track and fade the track out completely by dragging the dot to the bottom of the editing pane.

Step 5

Drag the third dot up to the level of the previous audio segment so it creates a visual ramp. When you are finished, you will have two audio tracks and what looks like a purple ramp beneath the audio tracks representing the volume or level of fading out and in of the track.