Can you crossfade in Follow Actions

I use Follow Actions a lot in a compositional way - to create random orders of Audio Clips that aren't in a 4/4, 4 bars at a time structure - and it would be great to be able to crossfade between them so the transitions aren't so abrupt.  Is there a way to do that?  

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smadav 3 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but what you could do is this:
    - move all the automated clips to arrangement.
    - place them together
    - set crossfades/fades and save/consolidate
    - move the clips back to session and use follow actions.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • smadav
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    What I'm trying to do is randomly ordered audio clips that crossfade.  Follow Action does the random part, but doesn't crossfade.  I'm wondering if there's some way to do this with dummy clips or something like that.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • smadav
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    Finally figured this out, at least for clips of the same length.  Make two identical tracks of the clips, and route each one to its own dummy channel.  Assuming it's for what sounds as 16 bar clips, the dummy fade clips and audio clips actually need to be 17 bars long (for a 1 bar crossfade time ) and each clip with sound in the first column should go by follow action to a 15 bar silent clip at the end of the column. The silent clip goes by FA to any other clip. The dummy clip controlling the volume is a 1 bar fade up, 15 bars at full volume and a 1 bar fade down, which alternates by FA with a 15 bar silent clip.  The second copy of the audio clips should be manually started one bar later with the 15 bar silent clip, then by FA to any other, and the audio clips should all go back to the top silent clip.  The second dummy channel should start at the same time as the first copy with a 16 bar silent clip, which goes to the 17 bar dummy fade clip, which goes to a 15 bar silent clip. I have it so that Scene 1 starts everything except the second audio channel, which I start manually during the first bar (with quantization set to 1 bar.)

    3 months ago | 0 comments

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