Add Fade In and Fade Out for Sound in After Effects

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to demonstrate how to fade audio in and fade audio out using Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud 2015.

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Steps

  1. 1
    To begin, click an audio clip file and drag it from the project window.
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  2. 2
    Drag the audio clip into the timeline area.
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  3. 3
    In the timeline, click the audio file arrow to expand the menu.
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  4. 4
    Click the "Audio" arrow.
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  5. 5
    Click the "Waveform" settings arrow.
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  6. 6
    Next, move the playhead to 0 seconds by clicking and dragging it to the beginning of the clip.
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  7. 7
    Then, click the "Time-Vary stop watch" icon in the timeline area to add a key frame.
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  8. 8
    For this tutorial, click and drag left the "Audio Levels" slider to -48 dB so that there is no audio at this point.
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  9. 9
    Click the 2-second mark to set the playhead to this point.
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  10. 10
    Click the "Add or remove keyframe at current time" diamond icon at the left side of the timeline area.
    This will add another key frame.
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  11. 11
    Then, adjust the "Audio Levels" slider to -15.00 dB in the same way.
    You will have a ramp up in the audio volume level.
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  12. 12
    Set the playhead to 6 seconds.
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  13. 13
    Click the "Add or remove keyframe at current time" diamond icon at the left side of the timeline area.
    This will add another key frame.
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  14. 14
    Set the playhead to 8 seconds.
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  15. 15
    Click the "Add or remove keyframe at current time" diamond icon at the left side of the timeline area.
    This will add another key frame.
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  16. 16
    Adjust the "Audio Levels" slider back down for the outro.
    Let's set it to -48.00 dB.
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  17. 17
    Set the playhead to 0 seconds.
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  18. 18
    In order to listen to what the audio sounds like, press "Ctrl" + "." on the keyboard.
    This will preview the audio file.
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This was a tutorial on how to add fade in and fade out effects to a music or audio file using After Effects Creative Cloud 2015. Please leave any questions or comments in the space below, and we shall answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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Adding fade in and fade out to audio layer using AEscript?

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Steps

  1. 1
    To begin, click an audio clip file and drag it from the project window.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas11 806988.jpg
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  2. 2
    Drag the audio clip into the timeline area.
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  3. 3
    In the timeline, click the audio file arrow to expand the menu.
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  4. 4
    Click the "Audio" arrow.
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  5. 5
    Click the "Waveform" settings arrow.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas20 439254.jpg
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  6. 6
    Next, move the playhead to 0 seconds by clicking and dragging it to the beginning of the clip.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas22 945764.jpg
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  7. 7
    Then, click the "Time-Vary stop watch" icon in the timeline area to add a key frame.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas27 029488.jpg
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  8. 8
    For this tutorial, click and drag left the "Audio Levels" slider to -48 dB so that there is no audio at this point.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas29 382321.jpg
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  9. 9
    Click the 2-second mark to set the playhead to this point.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas34 301579.jpg
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  10. 10
    Click the "Add or remove keyframe at current time" diamond icon at the left side of the timeline area.
    This will add another key frame.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas38 200039.jpg
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  11. 11
    Then, adjust the "Audio Levels" slider to -15.00 dB in the same way.
    You will have a ramp up in the audio volume level.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas42 870737.jpg
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  12. 12
    Set the playhead to 6 seconds.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas47 85108.jpg
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  13. 13
    Click the "Add or remove keyframe at current time" diamond icon at the left side of the timeline area.
    This will add another key frame.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas51 488186.jpg
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  14. 14
    Set the playhead to 8 seconds.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas54 735091.jpg
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  15. 15
    Click the "Add or remove keyframe at current time" diamond icon at the left side of the timeline area.
    This will add another key frame.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas56 92384.jpg
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  16. 16
    Adjust the "Audio Levels" slider back down for the outro.
    Let's set it to -48.00 dB.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas60 320272.jpg
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  17. 17
    Set the playhead to 0 seconds.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas62 349411.jpg
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  18. 18
    In order to listen to what the audio sounds like, press "Ctrl" + "." on the keyboard.
    This will preview the audio file.
    Fade Audio In After Effects.mp4-canvas68 014053.jpg
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This was a tutorial on how to add fade in and fade out effects to a music or audio file using After Effects Creative Cloud 2015. Please leave any questions or comments in the space below, and we shall answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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Video: Add Fade In and Fade Out for Sound in After Effects

Questions and Answers

Adding fade in and fade out to audio layer using AEscript?

Required to add audio layer with fade in/out using AE script to an AE template before render.. I have tried: Have tried sound mixer with time based fade in / fade out but not able to implement using AEScript. I think it was caused by: Need to use AE Script

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