Fade Out Audio With Audacity

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If you are looking to edit a song or other audio file, Audacity is a free and easy-to-use program you can use to do just that. One editing technique commonly employed is “fade out,” where the sound becomes progressively softer until it can no longer be heard. Fading out a portion of an audio is a simple task with Audacity.


1. Open Audacity. Click “File” on the top menu bar and select “Import” from the context menu. Browse to the audio file you want to edit.

2. Choose the “Selection” tool from the toolbar. Using your mouse pointer, click and drag over the portion of the audio file that you want to fade out

3. Click “Effect” on the top menu bar and select “Fade Out” from the context menu. This will fade out your selected audio. You can do multiple fade outs on a selected audio file. If you make a mistake or want to select a different portion, click the “Undo” button.

4. Save your edited file once you are satisfied with the fade-out effect. To save and finalize a project in Audacity, click “File” and select “Export” from the context menu. Choose the destination folder in which your audio file will be saved.

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