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Oct 24 2011   5:12AM GMT

Editing sound: a look at the Amadeus wave editor

Roger King Roger King Profile: Roger King

Recently, we have been looked at the process of editing and cleaning sound.  See the previous three postings: cleaning and editing(1) and editing(2).

Today, we will look at a very popular Mac wave editor, Amadeus Pro.  This is what it looks like:

Let’s look at what appears on the Amadeus interface:

The sound wave.

The bottom half of the interface shows us a stereo sound wave.  It has been created by using the Record button, which sits on the top left of the interface; it is red and is just to the right of the three Playback Controls (Play, Reverse, and Forward).

The Playback window.

In the upper right hand of the image is a small window that has been overlaid on the main window.  It contains the playback controls, along with the left and right channel meters.

If we hit the play button, the meters will come alive:

The Selection window.

There is a second overlaid window, and it shows us the current selection.

If we swipe a piece of the sound wave, this is what it will look like:

The plugin dropdown.

There is something else in our main window.  It has to do with a very important notion that we find in almost all wave editors: plugin support.  This is how we get special sound effects.  There are two very popular formats, Audio Units (AU) and Virtual Studio Technology (VST).

In this case, we are looking at a plugin for cleaning sound that we have referenced in a previous posting of this blog.  It is iZotope’s RX 2 Denoiser.

If we select it, this is what pops up:

More soon…

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