Hey how about this: Fade start and end points not necessarily zero. Would love to fade maybe from -10 to 0
This feature is not so common, but it was in a great DAW I used to work with, SSL Soundscape.
MBP 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 duo
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2010 hexacore Mac Pro 12 gig ram
Logic Pro 9.1.7
RME RAYDAT RME Fireface 400
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