Digital audio editing: correcting and enhancing audio in Pro by Simon Langford

By Simon Langford

Even if you’re comping a vocal song, restoring an previous recording, operating with discussion or sound results for movie, or implementing your personal imaginative and prescient with mash-ups or remixes, audio enhancing is a key ability to winning sound construction. Digital Audio Editing grants the options, from the best corrective enhancing like slicing, copying, and pasting to extra advanced artistic modifying, similar to beat mapping and time-stretching. You’ll be ready to keep away from unnatural-sounding pitch correction and comprehend the capability pitfalls you face while restoring vintage tracks. writer Simon Langford invitations you to work out enhancing along with his wide-angle view, placing this ability right into a wide context that may tell your offerings while you extra skillfully manage sound. targeting recommendations acceptable to any electronic audio computer, it comprises break-outs giving particular keystrokes and guide in Avid’s professional instruments, Apple’s good judgment seasoned, Steinberg’s Cubase, and PreSonus’s Studio One. The better half web pages comprises tutorials in all 4 software program programs that will help you instantly observe the vast talents from the ebook.

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Obviously, if this is a single region, then only that region is used to set the zoom parameters, but if you have multiple regions selected, and potentially across multiple tracks, then the zoom level will be set so that all the currently selected regions are visible, even if they are spaced very widely apart. This enables a very quick way to zoom in to the region that you are working on, and, very usefully, an additional press of the Z key will return to the zoom level that was chosen prior to the initial press.

For that reason I have arranged the chapters in this book to reflect what I believe to be a naturally running order for the editing steps. Of course there will always be exceptions and exemptions, but, as a general guide, I feel that this order is a good place to start. As I have stated early, and will undoubtedly refer to again, the main purpose of editing is to clean up, optimize, fine-tune, and polish the audio files you are working on to be the best version of themselves that they can be according to whatever criteria have been set.

Object mode, however, allows you to select regions on an ad hoc basis, and they can be on multiple tracks and at any point along the timeline, but only the regions explicitly selected shall be selected. To select multiple regions, simply hold down Shift while clicking on each region. The Separation mode works a little differently, in that, used on its own, it functions exactly the same way as the Time mode, but, if used following the Selector tool, it will split the region to the current selection.

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