Hi Christian and Rounik. Thank you both for your quick replies to my problem, and welcoming me to the forum. I'm not using Apple Loops in my project, just some audio files of my own. I've been experimenting, here's what i've come across. I am able to create fades in the Region Parameter Box and after i've set the values i can then use the crossfade tool to adjust the fade curve shape by holding control and shift. Another thing i can do is stretch the length of the fade by holding down shift and then clicking on the crossfade line with the crossfade tool then dragging, but i can't for the life of me get the crossfade tool to work how it should. When i do try to use the crossfade tool it highlights the area in a color blue, but there is no indication of a fade being shown and when i let go of the mouse the highlight disappears...Bizarre. Do you think i need to give the pest controllers a call? Yuck, i hate bugs. Many thanks Chris.