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SpectraLayers Pro 2
Advanced audio spectrum editor.
This product is also included in: Audio Master Suite, Audio Master Suite Mac

The undisputed leader in today's audio spectrum editing movement

SpectraLayers Pro 2 is the revolutionary, award-winning software application that stands as the undisputed leader in today's audio spectrum editing movement. Extracting, layering, and processing audio in the spectral realm is now even quicker and easier in SpectraLayers Pro 2, which features a significantly faster processing engine, seamless interoperability with Sound Forge Pro 11, and a host of new tools, methodologies, and user interface improvements for even more convenience, creative options, and enhanced workflow. Spectral editing capability is now an expected, essential, and affordable tool for all audio professionals. Take it to the extreme with SpectraLayers Pro 2—available for both Mac and PC.


SpectraLayers Pro 2 Overview

Smart editing tools

Five configurable extraction tools—Area, Frequency, Harmonics, Shape, and Noise—predict what your desired selection should be. Dial them in to highlight only what you need, quickly, cleanly, and intuitively. More about smart editing tools.

Smart editing tools
Layer-to-layer copy/paste

Layer-to-layer copy/paste

SpectraLayers Pro 2 takes audio copy and paste functionality into whole new dimensions. Shuttling blocks of sound between layers can be useful in analysis and repair tasks as well as for radically creative arranging, rearranging, and sound remixing. More about about layer-to-layer copy/paste.

Three-step audio extraction

In this example, a beat loop from Iced, a Sony Sound Series sample library, is loaded into SpectraLayers Pro 2 for some creative deconstruction.

When a sound file is first imported, the view is zoomed all the way out. This screenshot shows the frequency spectrum (vertical axis) all the way up to 22,000 Hz.

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Three-step audio extraction

Three-step audio extraction

Using Shift+Scroll Wheel adjusts the view until the frequency range is narrowed down to 0-600 Hz. The new view provides ideal visual access to relevant audio material. After creating a new empty layer and naming it Backbeat, we use the Extract Harmonics Tool to copy over four synthetic percussion hits (shown here in yellow). Only one mouse click per hit is required for complete extraction!

Three-step audio extraction

After zooming all the way back out and intensifying the screen contrast to enhance the view, notice that the Extract Harmonics Tool has reached all the way up into the 20,000 Hz range, pulling the percussion sound's rich harmonic overtone structures directly into the Backbeat layer with only a single mouse click on each sound's fundamental tone.

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Three-step audio extraction

Inverting the Backbeat layer's phase and scaling the view back down to 0-600 Hz, we can actually see that what were once percussion hits are now black holes in the spectrum. Significantly, none of the surrounding content was disturbed. In the meantime, the sounds that used to be there now live in the Backbeat layer, and are available for any purpose, both now and in the future.

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Spectral Casting/Spectral Molding

Spectral Casting/Spectral Molding™

In SpectraLayers Pro 2, you can use the frequency spectrum of one layer as a mold or cast for carving an impression of its frequency signature directly into the spectrum of a second layer. The enormous sound design capabilities of this feature are poised to take creative music and sound design to an unprecedented new level. More about Spectral Casting/Spectral Molding.

Interoperability with
Sound Forge Pro 11

Transfer audio data between SpectraLayers Pro 2 and Sound Forge Pro 11 and experience the thrill of working freely across the world's premiere waveform and spectral editing applications. More about interoperability with Sound Forge Pro 11.

Interoperability with Sound Forge Pro 11
View, modify, and draw tools

View, modify, and draw tools

SpectraLayers Pro 2 turns sound into a three-dimensional world of eye candy that can be entered and operated on using configurable tools. From research science to mad science, these tools are indispensable for achieving the ideal edit every time. More about view, modify, and draw tools.

Noise reduction

You'll never again see unwanted noise in the same light after working with it in SpectraLayers Pro 2. Click below to investigate a comprehensive noiseprint-based noise reduction exercise that was accomplished in mere minutes. More about noise reduction.

Noise reduction

Resources

Sony Ghosts Unwanted Noises
"SpectraLayers Pro 2 is a powerful audio forensics program," Dave Plotkin, Radio World
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Update SpectraLayers Pro 2.0
An update to SpectraLayers Pro 2 software was posted on November 15, 2013.
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SpectraLayers Pro 2 Plays Well With Others - A Review
"I said in my review of SLP1 that I looked forward to new releases of the software. I was right. This is one worth taking a look at." Jeremiah Hall, DoddleNews
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Product Review: SpectraLayers Pro 2 from Sony Creative Software
"SpectraLayers Pro is an outstanding piece of software than can repair audio files in ways no other software currently available can." Larry Jordan, Edit Smarter
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Review – Sony SpectraLayers Pro 2
"But if you also need powerful noise reduction tools for restoration, post-production audio sweetening or audio-forensics work, SpectraLayers Pro 2 is the only spectral processor I know of that gives you tools for executing all these tasks under one roof." Michael Cooper, Electronic Musician
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Sony SpectaLayers Pro 2 - Now you can unscramble the audio egg!
"This extraordinary program effectively allows you to 'paint' with sound." David Smith, Digital Producer magazine
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Sony SpectraLayers Pro 2 review
Without a doubt, it deserves a place in the toolkit of every professional audio designer. Darien Graham-Smith, PC Pro UK
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Review-Sony SpectralLayers Pro 2
"…powerful noise reduction tools for restoration, post-production audio sweetening or forensics work." Michael Cooper, Electronic Musician
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New Software Spotlight: SpectraLayers Pro 2 from Sony Creative Software
"SpectraLayers Pro 2 is a pretty remarkable tool in what it can do..." Tom Michael Testi, BlogCritics
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Review: Sony SpectraLayers Pro 2
"For anyone working professionally with sound, and for any job that is beyond a regular wave editor, SpectraLayers Pro 2 could very well be indispensable." Hollin Jones, AskAudio Magazine
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