Sony SpectraLayers Pro Review

Locker Gnome by Ryan Matthew Pierson

I’ve long been waiting for Sony to release a creative application for OS X, and Sony SpectraLayers Pro is the answer. This isn’t your grandfather’s audio editing program, but it will do some remarkable things to help you clean up and master your audio, regardless of what’s going on in the background.

Sony SpectraLayers Pro turns your audio files into a spectral pattern which you can edit to your heart’s content. SpectraLayers promises to allow you to shape audio to your heart’s content, carve out unwanted sounds and enhance the audio you want to keep. Does it really work? Sony sent us a copy of SpectraLayers Pro to find out for ourselves.

Audio Analysis and Extraction

Have you ever seen a cop drama on television and wondered how the tech crew back at the station are able to pick apart audio and extract just the information that the detectives need to hear in order to solve the mystery?

If you’re like me, you’ve shaken your head in disbelief, declaring this type of audio analysis to be some magic of television (a lot like those blurry photos that suddenly become very clear with a click of the mouse). To my surprise, a little fiddling with SpectraLayers Pro revealed that this type of audio analysis and extraction is not only possible, it’s actually quite simple. read more...

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