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    How do you fade out?

    These seems like a silly question, but how DO you fade-out a GPO instrument? Currently, I'm fading both Volume and the Mod Wheel to zero, but even at rock bottom, there's still sound. It's faint, but not silent.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: How do you fade out?

    In Sonar, when you have made your audio track from the midis, you can apply a volume envelope. This can be tweaked right down to nothing. So your last remaining vestiges should disappear.

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    Re: How do you fade out?

    Quote Originally Posted by muxlow
    These seems like a silly question, but how DO you fade-out a GPO instrument? Currently, I'm fading both Volume and the Mod Wheel to zero, but even at rock bottom, there's still sound. It's faint, but not silent.

    Any suggestions?
    That depends on the instrument. Most of the time I'm playing a fade-out
    (means decrease the velocity for each note), if the granularity still isn't
    fine enough I don't fade out at all, bounce the track to wav and do it
    in the mixing/pre-mastering stage with the audio file

    Tom

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    Re: How do you fade out?

    In Sonar I fade with CC1 to zero so that the zero occurs a little before the last moment of the note. Then I draw in a volume envelope to go the rest of the way. Gives me me nice control on the exact fadeout, and is non-destructive.
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    Post Re: How do you fade out?

    Either Tylenol PM or Ambian.

    I never use MIDI to fade out. I record (in SX) to audio and then use a volume automation to fade. It is quick and easy to do and flexible in case you change your mind on how to fade out.

    -LFO
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    Re: How do you fade out?

    Just a side-note, NOT a comment on what you're trying to do (not having heard it and not knowing the context) but- real instruments generally cannot produce a perfect fadeout, especially strings. It's not unnatural to get very very quiet and then stop. Fading the volume envelope will work but be very careful not to get something unnaturally smooth.

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    Re: How do you fade out?

    Quote Originally Posted by LFO
    Either Tylenol PM or Ambian.

    I never use MIDI to fade out. I record (in SX) to audio and then use a volume automation to fade. It is quick and easy to do and flexible in case you change your mind on how to fade out.

    -LFO
    exactly

    Dan

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