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|0001839||MPD||Mixer - ALSA||public||2008-11-26 15:36||2008-11-26 15:39|
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|Summary||0001839: Professional fading using cut-in points|
I would like to propose a new "professional fading"-feature - but only after saying thanks for a great piece of software to everyone involved!
Now, currently MPD supports crossfading, meaning that the currently playing song fades out and the next one fades in. That is not the way is is done in professional audio applications. These use cut-in and cut-out points. Let me elaborate on the theory using this graphic:
Every song has three distinct points associated:
Cut-In - This is where the sing actually starts. Everything before this point is simply discarded. Let's assume we have a song with a nice, but boring guitar solo "up front". We can simply skip this and come right to where the action is by setting this cut-in point accordingly.
Fadeout - This is where the fadeout would start (if any at all!).
Cut-Out - This is where the song ends "virtually", ie. everything after this point is not played either. Think of songs that slowly fade out into nothingness.
Now, it is important that Fadeout is an optional point! Mostly professionals will not use this as the sing might already contain some "hardcoded" fading.
So, this what I propose:
Minimal spec: MPD understands a (per-track!) Cut-Out point at which playing of the next song starts, no fading whatsoever. Also there should be a "default"-timing of n seconds, which will tell MPD "If no Cut-Out time is given, always start the next track n seconds before the currently playing track ends".
Much better spec: Support all three timings as stated above.
Now, I'm by no means a programmer whatsoever so I leave it up to you to start asking me questions Wink
Thanks in advance for listening,
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|Attached Files||2008 11 26 simple chart of professional crossfading.pdf [^] (23,280 bytes) 2008-11-26 15:36|
Originally posted on the MPD forum at
|2008-11-26 15:36||cts||New Issue|
|2008-11-26 15:36||cts||Status||new => assigned|
|2008-11-26 15:36||cts||Assigned To||=> cirrus|
|2008-11-26 15:36||cts||File Added: 2008 11 26 simple chart of professional crossfading.pdf|
|2008-11-26 15:39||cts||Note Added: 0002481|
|2008-11-27 12:46||cirrus||Relationship added||related to 0001575|
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