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It has been several weeks since i've posted a tutorial here, but I swear; I have a good excuse!

I've been working on a number of tracks and also getting ready to start another semester at Carleton University. But now on to the audio tutorial.

I noticed one thing that many people are searching for is a way to simply do a "fade in" or "fade out" on their audio in Logic. Coming from other DAW's you might expect a lot of clicking around and creating automation, but there's actually a very elegant solution in Logic.

[caption id="attachment_975" align="alignright" width="464" caption="Hitting the escape key will bring up this tool switcher menu in Logic"]Menu showing how to find the fade tool in Apple Logic 9[/caption]

The Fade Tool:
Seriously, it's that easy!

As soon as you hit the escape key you can change the role of your primary tool. By default it is the Pointer Tool, but it can be many different things. When you first load up the fade tool it will automatically allows you to draw a fade on an audio region. Obviously the difference between a fade in and a fade out is whether or not it occurs at the beginning or end of an audio region.

Sometimes fades can be difficult to see which is why I zoomed in in my second screen shot. There is also second method to generate fades.

Inspector's Region Paramater Box:
This is the second and more verbose method of creating a fade on an audio region, you can actually go into the Inspector, by hitting "i" or clicking the Inspector logo from the Logic menu bar.
[caption id="attachment_984" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Fade Applied"]Here the fade tool has been applied to an audio clip in Logic[/caption]