Welcome to Sony SpectraLayers Pro 3 Explained. Learn a new way of creatively working with audio by manipulating its waveform.
Installation & Authorization2:57
Let's walk step by step through the simple installation and authorization process.
Setting Up Preferences3:30
In this chapter you'll learn how to configure your audio device and familiarize yourself with some of the user preferences.
Project & Audio Handling4:35
Learn how SpectraLayers handles projects and audio.
In this segment, learn the fundamentals of reading an audio waveform, and about the science behind FFT's and transfer functions. Then we'll tie it all together and see how it relates to SpectraLayers.
Here we'll break apart the different sections of the interface and get a birds eye view of how to navigate through the software.
Spectral Selection Tools Pt. 15:06
In this chapter we'll learn the basics of viewing and selecting spectral material and see how we can adjust the spectral display so that we can better view spectral content.
Spectral Selection Tools Pt. 27:44
As we continue learning about spectral selection, we'll dive into the 6 different selection tools at our disposal.
Discover how we can use layers to separate spectral material and control them separately. Remix spectral content just like you would in DAW software.
Once we have spectral components selected, there are some incredible processing tools at our disposal to start manipulating the spectral content of our audio.
Casting & Molding5:53
Lets get really creative and use spectral content to cast and mold shapes into other audio spectrums!
Find out how to measure your audio and use these measurements to your advantage. Get organized and learn how to integrate metadata, markers, and regions!
Merging & Exporting4:46
Finalize your creation and turn it into a new audio file for further processing in other editing software like SoundForge or other popular editors.
Join studio master Dave Askew as he sheds light on Sony‘s audio hyper-editor SpectraLayers Pro 3. This in-depth video tutorial series shows you how to use and understand the Spectral Analysis Display and tools of SpectraLayers Pro 3, while using it creatively on everything from Sound Design to Mixing.
Dave begins by giving you an overview of SpectraLayers Pro 3, and how to install and authorize it. Once it’s on your computer, he takes you through Setting Up your Preferences, and how SpectraLayers handles Projects and Audio.
Dave then gives you a primer on the Basics of Audio Waveforms and Spectral Analysis, both the science behind it and how SpectraLayers applies the concepts. Dave then explores the various exceptions of the interface and shows you how to navigate through the software.
The next videos explore the Spectral Selection Tools, and how to Adjust the Spectral Display. Following that, you’ll see how to use Layers to Separate Spectral Material and Control the Layers separately.
Moving on, Dave demonstrates some Creative Ways to Manipulate the Spectral Content of the audio material, including two special features of SpectraLayers 3, Casting and Molding the Audio using the spectral information.
Dave finishes up by giving you some great tips on How to Stay Organized in the application, Merge and Export Your Audio for use in other applications, and how SpectraLayers Pro 3 can be used in other industries and audio applications.
If you’re new to the concept of spectral analysis and are looking for a primer, or if you’re an experienced SpectraLayers Pro 3 user and want new ideas, don’t miss “SpectraLayers Pro 3 Explained”!
Submitted 1 month ago
Good starting spot
Thanks for the concise intro to SL....
I am a: Professional, Producer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic Pro
Submitted 2 months ago
Short and to the point. Uses a range of sounds, not just music to show a multitude of real world uses.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Mixcraft, Reaper, Studio One
Submitted 1 year ago
Great Tutorial on Spectral Editing
This is a really easy to understand series!! Helped me understand the nuances of spectral editing.
I am a: Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
A great forensic tool for selecting voices
I am a forensic audio analyst. I was considering buying this software.. Watching this tutorial has allowed me to understand why this software will be a useful tool for the specialized work I do. You can not enhance or clarify voices and sounds until you can select and separate the desired audio from the background noise. Spectral Layers is a powerful selection tool and the layers allow you to separate the desired audio content. This tutorial is very well made and explains the features of the software. Very good pace for learning. The narrators straight forward approach was clear and not distracting from the technical material. This tutorial was not a sales pitch.
I am a: Professional
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