Sony announces Spectral Waveform editing software

Professional editing and authoring applications specialist Sony Creative Software has today (July 16th) added to its line of audio and video production software with the release of SpectraLayers.

The audio editing programme is designed to operate directly on waveform spectra using a wide range of editing tools.

Available for both Mac and PC computers, the application is aimed at enabling users to edit audio by graphically dividing files into layers, which can be processed independently and reintegrated to achieve flawless master files.

“SpectraLayers introduces an innovative, unique workflow that redefines what can be accomplished in the professional audio editor’s suite,” said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. “The level of editing precision and advanced capabilities, SpectraLayers offers makes it an essential tool for industry professionals who demand the deepest audio analysis tools.”

SpectraLayers Feature:

Extreme Audio Editing

· Divide audio files into layers that can be processed independently and reintegrated to achieve optimum master files
· Remove unwanted noises and artifacts, while leaving surrounding audio data completely intact
· Separate music and dialogue into individual component layers
· Perform pitch correction on user-selected components of an audio file
· Employ SpectraLayers in audio mastering, sound design, analysis, and forensics tasks
· All tools are modifiable using a wide range of user-definable sensitivities and tolerances

Extraction Tools

Extract audio into independent layers using programmable tools:

· Area – select any audio for transfer from directly within the spectrum graph
· Frequency – track frequencies and transfer them directly to selected layers
· Harmonics – seek and select harmonics in user-defined amounts and orders

Modification Tools

Operate directly on waveform spectra to perform precise edits:

· Amplify
· Clone
· Erase

Creation Tools

Create sound directly in the SpectraLayers interface:

· Frequency
· Noise

Fidelity / Flexibility

· 32-bit 96 kHz capable.
· SpectraLayers provides file transfer to Sound Forge Pro and other audio editing programmes

Dual Platform Support

· SpectraLayers is available for both Mac and Windows platforms.

Price and Availability

SpectraLayers is now available for purchase worldwide, and online for immediate download at Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is £308.95GBP.

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