If you ever been in a concert, especially concert of any EDM artist or DJ, you must realize that they never cut the song for the next one. There are certain reasons, first is, which is very pretty obvious that DJ doesn’t want his crowd getting low on energy even for a fraction of seconds. Just suppose a few-seconds-silence in the venue after an energetic, mesmerizing drop because next song is coming. Weird? Obviously.
What is Crossfade?
Without touching the technical Jargon, here is the meaning of Crossfade in a layman tone. To maintain the flow of the concert and the energy of the crowd, the artists use a technique called Crossfade. Crossfade is kind of a transition in sound where the sound of one track starts fading out and the sound of next song starts fading in. This crossfade thing happens gradually otherwise it will confuse your dance moves (Lol).
I liked it personally and while exploring the Spotify’s options, I found the Crossfade thing in Spotify. I just did the crossfade settings for 7 seconds and it is amazing. I used to play music while writing blogs and stuff. So, this crossfade thing maintains the flow of work (I mean it). If you are working out or on a road trip or maybe in a bonfire party or why not a pool party, adding crossfade settings will do a great job.
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If your region doesn’t have Spotify yet, you can still get access to one of the best music service, Spotify. Here is the guide explaining, how to get Spotify in any region? Do not get confused because the guide is about India only. You can follow this for any region where Spotify is not available yet.
How to Crossfade Music in Spotify?
By default, Spotify does not add Crossfade because a lot of artists add transitions in their songs of the album. If you want to see the great example of sound transition in the album, listen to A Thousand Suns by Linkin Park where the band has added a transition to the whole album and it makes a certain kind of flow to the album. There are a lot of other albums with transitions but A Thousand Suns strikes me first, so I just mentioned it.
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Crossfading can ruin the album’s transition if you add crossfading to 12 seconds which is the maximum level. That means next song will start fading in at “-12 second” of the playing or current song. In all that, the album transition will not be audible. So, Spotify does not add crossfade by default.
Here is how you can add Crossfade to Spotify:
If you are using Spotify app on your Desktop or laptop, then you can add Crossfade by following this:
Click on the Arrow near your profile photo and go to settings.
Now scroll all the way down till you find the Show Advanced Settings.
Once you found the Advanced settings, the first option will be Crossfade. You can set it according to your need through the slider.
Less than 5 seconds will not make a difference and 12 seconds will make a lot of difference. So find a number between 6-10 seconds.
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You can also set the Crossfade settings on your smartphone. To do that Simply go to Your Library.
Then go to Settings by tapping on the gear icon at top right corner.
Scroll down and you will find the crossfade option. Set to your desired level.
Crossfade on Spotify
So that’s how you can add Crossfade to Spotify. Once you have done that, you will be able to experience the gradual fading in and fading out in the music. Now, no more CUTS or BREAKS in sessions.