Correct me if I’m wrong, but there is no way to change the volume from X dB to Y dB.
I know of the Audio Fade In and Audio Fade Out, but those go from 0 to X or Y to 0.
I’ve also see the volume/gain option, but that changes the volume of the entire track to a given value, say from X to X.
What I’d like to be able to do is lower the audio as I start talking and then bring it back up later. What I am thinking to have is a Gain at the start and another Gain at the end of the section I’m on.
So say you have a timeline that looks like this. The | represents locations where I cut the audio.
The H represents high volume (default, audio not modified)
The D means I want to bring it down. So from 0 dB Gain to -20 dB for example.
The L means now we have a low volume (i.e. -20 dB for the whole duration)
The U means I want to bring it up. So from -20 dB to 0 dB Gain. The opposite of the D earlier.
The H at the end is the same as at the beginning.
Of course, having a nice curve for the D and U (i.e. a sine instead of linear change) would be wonderful, but even with just a linear ramp it would work much better than jumping from 0 dB to -20 dB all of a sudden. Many other tools are able to do that so I would hope it will be available in Shotcut at some point. If it is already here and I missed it, well… let me know!
Thank you for considering this filter.