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tmckendry
07-09-2009, 01:59 PM
I have collated a bunch of dance songs for an upcoming party and want to merge or blend them so there is no gap between each song. Does anyone know of some, preferably free, software that can do this easily? I'm not after a sophisticated music editing programme, just something simple that will merge the end and beginnings of songs. Thanks.

Blam
07-09-2009, 02:07 PM
Audacity?

wainuitech
07-09-2009, 02:16 PM
What format do you want to have them in MP3 or a standard CD ?

You can try NCH (http://www.nch.com.au/burn/index.html) - its free.

Most CD writing software can burn without gaps, its a case of editing out the "blanks" so there is no gap, or do you want to have one song fading out, while the other fades in ?

tmckendry
07-09-2009, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the tips. I want to fade one song into the other seamlessly over a timespan of one or two seconds.

somebody
07-09-2009, 02:28 PM
There's a program I used about 5 years ago which was aimed at amateur radio DJs (it was free too) which would do what you want. You load a list of mp3 files, tell it to automatically fade between them (you specify the fade length), and whether you want it to normalise or automatically adjust the volume so that everything is consistent.

Unfortunately I don't have any record of what that program was called (it isn't in my backups - or doesn't seem to be anyway).

Erayd
07-09-2009, 03:24 PM
Are you wanting to do beatmixing too, or just crossfade?

If you're just wanting crossfading, many decent audio players can do that.

If you want to do beatmixing too you'll need to have a decent amount of skill at it, and you'll need a dedicated app for it - something like mixxx is a good free one, or you could shell out for something decent like Traktor.

wratterus
07-09-2009, 03:43 PM
VirtualDJ Trial?

kahawai chaser
07-09-2009, 03:45 PM
There's a program I used about 5 years ago which was aimed at amateur radio DJs (it was free too) which would do what you want. You load a list of mp3 files, tell it to automatically fade between them (you specify the fade length), and whether you want it to normalise or automatically adjust the volume so that everything is consistent.

Unfortunately I don't have any record of what that program was called (it isn't in my backups - or doesn't seem to be anyway).

You might mean OTSAV free or TRAKTOR DJ Player. If tracks are to played from the PC for listening then a free DJ Software Download (http://mp3freesoftware.blogspot.com/2009/07/free-dj-software-to-download.html) (my reviews for most free DJ's freeware) may help. Perhaps try them. Some have auto fade, but some cannot record - only in the pro/shareware versions. But their are some simple freeware recorders (http://mp3freesoftware.blogspot.com/2009/04/free-mp3-software-recorder-downloads.html) that may work with the DJ freeware, then can burn/copy them to CD/USB drive.

somebody
07-09-2009, 03:48 PM
You might mean OTSAV free or TRAKTOR DJ Player. If tracks are to played from the PC for listening then a free DJ Software Download (http://mp3freesoftware.blogspot.com/2009/07/free-dj-software-to-download.html) (my reviews for most free DJ's freeware) may help. Perhaps try them. Some have auto fade, but some cannot record - only in the pro/shareware versions. But their are some simple freeware recorders (http://mp3freesoftware.blogspot.com/2009/04/free-mp3-software-recorder-downloads.html) that may work with the DJ freeware, then can burn/copy them to CD/USB drive.

Hmm... neither of those names ring a bell. I'll have a dig through some old backup CDs tonight and see if I can find it.

tmckendry
07-09-2009, 10:57 PM
Thanks everyone for your tips and advice, much appreciated. I should be able to find some software that does the trick, then it's a case of learning how to use it!!!