Before we talk about a fast way to minimize pops, let dig deeper into why audio popping occurs. . .
Check out the video or keep scrolling for a full transcription! First, if a sample beginning or end does not correspond to a zero crossing, this can cause pops or click sounds when playing the audio file. Your mileage will vary depending on the nature of the audio you are working with, whether it music, narration, or sfx but the concept is still the same. Applying a short, linear fade in and out can minimize the pops by smoothing the transition from silence to the start of the sound and vice versa. Many dedicated audio programs have a preference to add these short fades automatically built right into the software. Non-linear editing systems generally do not have an automatic option, but….