1: Select victim
In your project, zoom in on your target audio region. Here we have two examples of a vocalist singing the word “Go”. We’re going to slow down the second one.
2: Make a gap
With the Scissors tool, cut the region after the phrase to process. With the Pointer tool, make a gap by drawing the bottom-left corner of the next region
3: Make a fade
Select the Crossfade tool and draw a fadeout across the second “Go” by dragging from left to right across the word and releasing with the cursor in the gap.
4: Open Inspector
Click the ‘i’ button to reveal the track Inspector. The upper part of this, the Region Parameter box, contains the fade parameters for the fade you just created.
5: Select slowdown
In the Region Parameter box, click the triangles between the words “Fade” and “Out” to reveal a hidden pop-up menu. Select the Slow Down option.
6: Check it out
The crossfade portion of your region should now be shaded orange. Press Play to hear your edit and audition how well the slowdown works.
7: Change the shape
Using the Crossfade tool, reshape the curve if necessary by dragging it left and right. You can alter the shape, but not the start or end points of the curve
8: Numbers game
This number refers to the length of the slowdown. Lower values make the effect shorter, effectively moving the start of the slowdown curve nearer the region’s end.
9: Delete fade
If you need to start again with the curve in a totally different position, simply hold down the ‘Alt’ key and click with the Crossfade tool to remove the fade.