"Create Fades on Clip Edges" to avoid clicks

  • Live Versions: 8 - 10
  • Operating System: All

If a sample beginning or end doesn't correspond to a zero crossing, this can cause pops or click sounds when the audio file is played or looped. The zero-crossing is a horizontal line in a waveform where the waveform has an amplitude of 0 dB. 

To avoid these clicks, activate Create Fades on Clip Edges in the Record/Warp/Launch pane of Live's Preferences. A short (up to 4 ms) fade will be applied to the clip start and end.

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These fades can also be activated via the Clip Fade button, in the clip view.

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These de-clicking Fades are not to be confused with adjustable Fades.