Wavelab 11.0.30 - Windows 10
When I overlap 2 clips in ‘Free Overlaps’ mode, I expect the fade-in and fade-out to use the full overlap range; i.e. fade begin and end should coincide with the clip edges. It has been like that since ages in Wavelab. When I then move the clip edges (enlarge or decrease the overlap range), the fade curves should follow that so it remains a full crossfade.
Now, in the current version, I experienced some very strange behaviour.
When I enlarge the overlap, then at a certain point the fade curves detach from the clip edges.
Depending on the position of the crossfade, relative to the outer clip edges, the crossfade time where the detach happens is different.
I did some extra experimenting and did find a consistent behaviour.
In a basic 2-clip crossfade, the edge order is: [clip 1 left edge] - [clip 2 Left edge] - [clip 1 right edge] - [clip 2 right edge]
The crossfade is then between [clip 2 left edge] and [clip 1 right edge]
When I move the [clip 1 right edge], then the detach happens once the crossfade time becomes bigger than distance [clip 1 left edge]-to-[clip 2 left edge]
Likewise, when I move the [clip 2 left edge], then the detach happens once the crossfade time becomes bigger than distance [clip 1 right edge]-to-[clip 2 right edge]
I really hope that this is not the intended behaviour.
As it is, I need to create a few crossfades with quite long crossfade times and the current bahaviour is making that quite a challenge.
For what it’s worth: I also did the same experiments in Wavelab 10 and 9.5, and there the crossfades did correctly follow the clip edges as expected, even for crossfades of several minutes.
–Erik ‘De LoRRe’ Laurent - Belgium