Editing tracks added from the Music Library

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With ProShow’s built-in audio editing tools you can quickly open, fade, and trim your tracks added from the built-in music library with ease. 

Working with music in ProShow is easy. Once you add your tracks from the music library in ProShow 7 you can quickly trim or adjust the fade in / out times to your liking.

Let’s take a look at a couple notes regarding the audio editing tools in ProShow

  • All edits in ProShow are non-destructive. We do not save these changes to the source files
  • Tracks added from the built-in music library cannot be edited outside of ProShow
  • All edits in ProShow can be reversed or adjusted even after saving these changes in your show

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get started!

MusicLibrary_editing

Note: This article assumes you’ve already added a track from the Music Library. If you need assistance with adding tracks from the music library, click here.

Accessing the Audio Editor in ProShow

  1. With your track added to your show, open the Manage Soundtrack window to view your track list.

There are several ways to open this window:

  • Click on the Music icon located in the Toolbar near the topSoundtrack_toolbaricon
  • From the Menu Bar, select Audio and Manage Soundtrack
  • Use the keyboard shortcut, CTRL+M
  1. In Show Options, in the Soundtrack list on the left, click the track you’d like to edit in your show.Soundtrack_edit_fadestiming
  1. Under Track Settings on the right, click the Edit Fades and Timing button to open the editor.

Trimming the trackSoundtrack_editor_trimicon

In the Edit Fades and Timing window, you can trim the track visually or numerically.

  • Visually – Click and drag the white triangle icon on the extreme left or right end of the track inwards from either direction to trim.Soundtrack_editor_trimvaluebox
  • Numerically – Click inside the Start or End value boxes and input your specific start and end times for this track. Time must be entered in seconds.

Fading the trackSoundtrack_editor_fadeicon

In the Edit Fades and Timing window, you can fade the track visually or numerically

  • Visually – Click and drag the gradient square icon on the extreme left or right end of the track inwards from either direction to fade.Soundtrack_editor_fadevaluebox
  • Numerically – Click inside the Fade In or Fade Out value boxes and input your specific fade values for this track. Time must be entered in seconds.

Cross-fading the Track

In the Timeline Slide List View (keyboard shortcut: TAB), you can easily apply a cross-fade by dragging your track slightly over the previous track.

  1. Locate the section you want to cross-fade in your timeline. This will be where one track ends and another starts in most cases.
  2. Hold down the CTRL key + left mouse button to start adjusting the cross-fade on your track.Timeline_crossfade
  3. Drag the track to the left until you see an Aqua Marine color blend between the two tracks.
  4. You will see an offset tool-tip appear showing you the amount of time being applyed to the cross-fade. This time is shown in seconds.
  5. When you’re happy with the cross-fade, release your keyboard and mouse buttons and this change will be saved to your show.

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