From: Markus Meyer <meyer@me...> - 2007-01-28 20:32:11
Audacity has the effects Fade In/Out in the menu which currently do a
linear fade. From my understanding, for most applications, a exponential
fade is preferable and a linear fade should, if at all, only be used in
special circumstances (is this even correct?). I know that exponential
fades can be achieved by using the envelope tool, but I consider this a
function for advanced users. Therefore, I thought how we could improve
this situation. Two possibilities come to mind:
1. When the user chooses Fade In/Out, show a dialog for the fade type
("Exponential (recommended)", "Linear", "Cosine^2" or something like
this) and floor db (for exponential). Disadvantage: could confuse
regular users, needs two mouse clicks to do a fade instead of one.
2. When the user chooses Fade In/Out, do a exponential fade by default
with a default floor db. Provide a panel "fade settings" or something in
the preferences where it can be set what Fade In/Out really does.
There probably are other ways to implement a user interface for this.