How to Crossfade Songs in iTunes

Remove silent gaps between songs

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While listening to your music library in iTunes, do you get annoyed by gaps of silence between songs? There's an easy fix: crossfading. 

What Is Crossfading?

Crossfading involves slowly decreasing the volume of one song and increasing the volume of the next at the same time. This overlap creates a smooth transition between the two songs and enhances your listening experience. If you like listening to continuous, nonstop music, then mix like a DJ and use crossfading. It takes just a couple minutes to configure.

Setting Up Crossfading

In iTunes on the Mac:

  1. Click the iTunes menu
  2. Choose Preferences.
  3. Click on the Playback icon to see the option for crossfading.
  4. Put a check in the box next to the Crossfade Songs option. Move the slider bar to adjust the number of seconds that crossfading should occur between songs; the default is six seconds. When done, click the OK button to exit the preferences menu.

In iTunes on Windows:

  • The steps are the same, but the preferences for iTunes on Windows is under the Edit menu.