SpectraLayers Pro is a piece of software that allows you to edit songs in an entirely different way than you’re used to.
Right off the bat, SpectraLayers Pro is an application intended for those who have accumulated a certain amount of knowledge when it comes to sound waves and there’s a simple explanation as to why that is. SpectraLayers Pro displays an audio sample like you hear it and instead of acting on amplitude, you manipulate frequency over time.
To make things even more interesting, editing is done using brushes and the process is very similar to editing a photo in Photoshop. Just like brushing over an area to remove image noise, you can brush over portion of the spectrum and eliminate audio specific noise.
Ironically, just like with Photoshop, to be able to enjoy and use the application at its full potential, without having to deal with function delay or slow performance, you do need to have an above average PC configuration.
If you’re an audio engineer that has spent a couple of hours editing some photos, then SpectraLayers Pro should feel very comfortable in your hands. It displays a highly comprehensive interface which makes editing a cinch.
The application enables you to create layer masks for specific areas of the spectrum in order to extract audio and edit frequency, harmonics and noise. This in turn allows you to remove any undesired sound from a recording or a song in a manner that is close to perfect.
It does take a good amount of practice to learn where and how to brush, as well as how to configure the tool itself in terms hardness, frequency and time ranges. This however should come much easier once you get a handle on the ‘3D displace’ feature.
SpectraLayers Pro provides cloning and drawing tools, time and pitch manipulation, interoperability with Sound Forge Pro and a lot more.
It has set the bar for spectrum editing and continues to improve the technology it uses, all the more reasons for you to give it a try and explore new possibilities.