How to Fade in and Fade out Music Easily (Windows/Mac)


To make a better movie, you must have the same level of control over the sound of your piece as you do over the images. The fade music effect can help you smooth the video, music and audio transitions.

Fade Music in MiniTool Movie Maker
To fade in or fade out music in Windows 7/8/10, you can try the free and simple tool – MiniTool Movie Maker.

Step 1. Import your audio file.

Download and install MiniTool Movie Maker on computer.

Launch the free audio editor and click the Full-Feature Mode or close the movie templates window to enter its main interface. (This free video editing software offers different cool movie templates to help you create a cool movie with one click. You only need to select a template, import files and save this cool video on PC.)

Click the Import Media Files to import your audio, music and video files. This free video audio editor lets you import different audio formats including .aac, .amr, .ape, .flac, .m4a, .m4r, and .wav.
Step 2. Fade in or fade out music

Drag and drop your needed files to the timeline.

Right-click the music file and choose Edit to get the following window.
In this window, you are able to drag the slider bar to the right or left to manually set the fade in and fade out length.

Step 3. Save your video

Now, you can click the Export button to save your file. You can save your files in PC or mobile devices.

Fade Music in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Professional users always use Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit videos. But, some of them might not be aware of the steps on how to fade out audio Premiere Pro.

Step 1. Create a sequence and drag in your voice and music.

Step 2. Select Window -> Essential Sound to open the essential sound panel.

Step 3. Click on your voice audio clip.

Step 4. Go to the essential sound panel and click the Dialogue button.

Step 5. Click on the music.

Step 6. Go to the essential sound panel and click on the Music button.

Step 7. In the new menu, go down to ducking and click on the checkbox. After that, click on the bar and the controls for ducking will open up.

Step 8. Now, you will see the following 3 controls.

The first control, sensitivity, tells the algorithm how loud a voice needs to be to automatically duck for.
The second control, reduce by, is used to control how much audio gain it will reduce by when a voice is speaking.
The third control, fades, controls the fade time between ducking and not ducking.
Step 9. Click on the generate keyframes button after you have the setting.

Step 10. Go to music footage and make any adjustment to these keyframes that you want. (To change settings, you need to make changes and re-click the generate keyframes button.)

How to Fade Music in iMovie
Step 1. Launch iMovie, import video/audio to your iMovie project, drag and drop video and audio file to the timeline. If you cannot see the audio waveform, you need to click the file icon and then check the Show Waveforms.

Step 2. Move the pointer over a waveform. Now, you can drag the fade handles to add an “audio in/out effect” to your video. The audio handles are the small white/grey concentric circles on the audio strip. To be honest, they are a little hard to spot.

To fade in music in iMovie, you can drag the small grey fade handle at the left of the clip.
To fade out music in iMovie, drag the small fade handle at the right of the clip
You can make the fade as short or long as you’d like. In general, it really depends on your music and the effect you’re going for.

Step 3. After you fade music, you can move the Playhead to the beginning part of the clips with fade effects to check the fade in and fade out effects. If everything is OK, you can click Share and choose File to save it to whatever format that is best for you.

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