SpectraLayers Pro 6 opened up new possibilities in audio editing, as well as offering some new creative potential with the ability to blend aspects of different clips. Steinberg has now announced the availability of SpectraLayers Elements 6, a streamlined and more affordable version of the software. This version features a “wide range of enhancement capabilities across two audio channels, at a maximum sample rate of 96kHz”, according to Steinberg.
Elements 6 boats 16 real-time tools for intuitive spectral editing, including time and frequency range selections, brush selection, frequency repair, 2D and 3D visualisation of the Spectrogram, and more. SprectraLayers Elements 6 should have “everything you need for critical repair and restoration work”, according to Steinberg.
If you DAW is compatible with ARA 2 and AAX, you’ll be able to integrate SpectraLayers into your workflow with absolute ease. You can also integrate other audio editors such as WaveLab and iZotope RX.
One half of Dada Life, Stefan Engblom, is rather fond of SpectraLayers, saying “I use SpectraLayers every day in my workflow. It’s such a time-saver when using samples, I always want the original sample to sound ‘correct’ before I start adding colour and effects to it. It’s really easy to do in SpectraLayers, I can visually see what’s wrong with it and just fix it. I always bring the acapella in SpectraLayers to fix resonances and balance the harmonics. To be honest I can’t understand how I did it before. You know those annoying ringing frequencies on just some words? I can fix those in just seconds, such a time-saver!”
The full retail version of SpectraLayers Elements 6 is available now as a download through the Steinberg Online Shop for £68.
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