Spectral Layers

Spectral Layers – Photoshop for Sound?

Many of you, when new to production, will have tried to analogise sound editing with image editing before swiftly realising that the link between the two has some major logic flaws. The composition of an image may be able to be totally altered by being able to focus entirely on two dimensions, adjusting colour and shape, but individual sounds can’t be isolated in the same way because of that tricky old concept of time, the fourth dimension.

Spectral Layers is the latest development that promises to isolate instruments in musical recordings

Spectral analysis, which goes some way to solving the problem of tracking a discernible sound, rather than simply a frequency, has come on in leaps and bounds over the past few years, and Spectral Layers is the latest development that promises to isolate instruments in musical recordings. It’s still in early alpha stages at the moment, but it’s already looking promising – take a look at the video below and you’ll see why developers Divide Frame are describing it as ‘a Photoshop like audio editor’.

We want to know what you think about the concept of Spectral Layers, or even whether you care – come into our forums and have at it!

 

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