Shorten the sound fade, and make sure it's a true crossfade. When blending two tracks that are identical, if you let it be 1 second long, which is usually the default, then it's as though you are panning from a left speaker to a right speaker. When you're panned all the way left, things are fine because you only hear sound from one speaker. Same with all the way right. But in the middle of the pan, both speakers are going, and so it sounds louder. Really, a sound fade here is only to cover up possible audio glitches between the two tracks. Even a 2 frame one would probably have worked. Of course, I'm assuming you had both tracks on the same audio channel on your timeline. If you had them on different channels, then your problem is that you allowed them to overlap, which doubled the volume at that point.You caught me on the stand-up! I'll openly admit I screwed up on the audio levels. I thought that was a common practice to do multi-part stand-ups. Is there a different process that works?
FLotog -To Tom: I'm 21 and have been shooting for about a year now so I still consider myself very green. I swear, it feels like I learn something new and important everyday. That's why I figured it would qualify in entry level.