I am doing cuts on a large field recorded ambient project. I first tried in the regular editor, but the cutting tools there are very limited. So I switched to montage. What I would like to achieve is simple. When I remove part of the clip, I would like Wavelab to automatically create a logarithmic cross-fade with smoothing enabled.
1.) I can’t get it to work automatically with the fade I want. I need to choose EDIT > ERASE SELECTED RANGE in my audio montage to remove section of clip and then manually move right clip into left clip. But then Wavelab always switches my selected fade back to linear and also de-selects SMOOTHING every single time. No idea why its doing that, it feels like a bug. I read elsewhere that you need to create a template first, just so your chosen fades work also in cross-fades, which makes no sense to me. What if I need to use various fades in a project, do I always manually have to re-select the fades? Why would I need to create a template just to have WaveLab honor my preferences? What if I need to use a different fade in my montage, I need to switch to another template?? This behavior can’t be right… I also switched my default FADE in FILE>GLOBAL>AUDIO preferences, yet it still does not honor my selection. It keeps jumping back to linear. I don’t really understand why Wavelab gives me the option to chose fades in the first place, if my selection turns out to be useless? Anyone know what the global fade or the project fade selection are for, if they don’t really work for cross-fades?
2.) What is also strange: In the regular editor, I don’t have any option to “Erase Selected Range” which would leave a gap, I can only cut, which performs a “ripple” delete and attaches my right clip to the left one. Is there a rational explanation why it is missing in the Editor? In the audio montage, I can perform “Delete Selected Range”; but then it performs a linear cross-fade, event though I have logarithmic fade selected in both the “FADE” tab in the montage and in my global preferences.
3.) When I perform “Delete Selected Range” in the Audio Montage window and then click undo, all my preferences in the REMOVAL options are greyed out. So I need to re-create my selection, which means that every time I use “undo” my selection is essentially lost. Which is another workflow killer.
All this makes me wonder if Wavelab 10 is even the right wave editor for the tasks I need to perform (I love Wavelab for mastering). Not sure about cutting audio. Any podcaster that can share his / her experience or post a workaround or proper procedure, please do, I will thankfully take any advise I can get.