- Publisher: Steinberg
- Product: SpectraLayers Pro 7
- Version: 7.0 (V.R)
- Formats: AAX, VST3-ARA2, SAL
- Bit depth: 64-bit
- System Requirements: Windows 10
SpectraLayers Pro 7 delivers audio empowerment by showing sounds as visual objects.
You can explore, reach in, take and transform, working wonders on tasks ranging from repairing and restoring audio to freeform sound design.
Unmatched selection tools developed over many years are now joined by new artificial intelligence-driven audio extraction and repair processes, making this the most significant version of SpectraLayers yet.
SpectraLayers Pro 7 highlights
- The vanguard of spectral editing applications
- Touch, sculpt, and shape audio on a spectral graph
- Automatic, artificial intelligence-driven processes
- From repair and restoration to freeform music creation
What you can do with SpectraLayers Pro 7
Artificial Intelligence. Sensory Integration.
Looking at audio on a spectrograph display is one thing, but the ability to easily touch, sculpt and shape what you see is what sets SpectraLayers apart. And now you have a skilled, highly trained AI partner that can sense patterns, perform operations and speed you on your way to perfect audio.
A foundation for AI-enhanced processing
The manual selection tools in SpectraLayers allow everything from broad brush editing to microscopic intervention. The automatic processes in SpectraLayers build on this foundation and are poised to quickly evolve as the neural networks of AI learn the editing processes.
From pure science to free improvisation
Use AI speed and precision to split a sample into layers and create freeform mixes. Automatically unmix tracks into stems, and stems into component parts. Now with VST 3 plug-in support, your creativity will deliver exceptional results every time. Do you make experimental music? Get granular and mold sound with surgical precision in SpectraLayers. It’s a freeform music creation tool… a genuine musical instrument.
Repair and restore
Find and erase errors and unwanted sounds, reduce noise, repair clips, remove clicks, tame transients and much more — manually or automatically — with the new AI-assisted processes in SpectraLayers. Work with speed and precision, and enjoy the satisfaction as you routinely salvage tracks and perform audio enhancements in ways you never thought possible.
The ARA era
Today’s audio production platforms need to work in both the waveform and spectral domains. What engineers want is serious application power, coupled with the flexibility to deliver the best in creative options, accessibility and workflow. Thanks to advanced ARA 2 technology — which is designed to build bridges between audio editing applications — as well as SpectraLayers being used as a standalone sound design platform, it can be integrated into Nuendo, Cubase and a host of applications from other developers, delivering comprehensive visual editing in the DAW timeline.
Use high-precision tools to make super-detailed audio selections on the spectral display. Extract this material to independent layers for processing, in SpectraLayers or anywhere in the DAW ecosystem. Mix and render, or keep your edits preserved on the DAW timeline. With ARA 2 support, you can launch SpectraLayers directly into the Cubase/Nuendo waveform display window for the ultimate in real-time program integration.
What’s new in SpectraLayers Pro 7
Already well known for its surgical precision and extensive editing tools, SpectraLayers Pro 7 adds the automatic processes you’ve been asking for, including clip and click repair, hum reduction and de-essing. But that’s only the beginning. Fresh new features, fundamentally shaped by artificial intelligence, use advanced pattern recognition to manage selection and extraction processes with speed and accuracy. From manual control to full autopilot, SpectraLayers Pro is essential for editors in every audio field.
SpectraLayers Pro 7 major featurs
Your new AI partner
Just as audio engineers focus on separating increasingly fine details in sound, the new AI in SpectraLayers Pro 7 uses algorithms to learn from the data flowing through its built-in neural network. In the same way that these algorithms can now accurately determine how to apply color to a black and white photograph, the AI in SpectraLayers Pro can sense discrete events in a sound field and isolate them on independent, colorful layers for processing. AI is changing faster than its history can be written — be at the leading edge with SpectraLayers Pro 7.
Unmix – Tracks to stems
This AI-assisted process in SpectraLayers Pro scans the finished file of a song, allowing you to “unmix” it and extract the different instruments to separate layers, with default settings for vocals, piano, bass, drums, and more. (SpectraLayers Elements allows extraction of vocals only.)
Unmix – Components
Unmix stems into tone, noise and transient component layers. Reconstruct missing noise hidden by tones and transients. Comprehensive learning algorithms clear the path to clean extraction.
Significant advances in pattern recognition are a hallmark of today’s rapidly evolving AI technology. SpectraLayers Pro 7 allows you to select a target sound and then trigger a search to automatically locate and select every other similar sound in the spectrum.
Perfect for cleaning up location interview recordings, the Voice Denoiser algorithm is trained to recognize and isolate the human voice. You can automatically attenuate everything but the voice for maximum intelligibility.
Spectral de-essing is the most precise and least invasive way to tame and shape vocal sibilants. Manual de-essing in SpectraLayers Pro has always been quick and easy. Now, the new automatic de-essing feature makes it even easier. Manual or automatic — either approach is far more accurate than typical waveform-based plug-in processing.
SpectraLayers Pro 7 repair processes
This automatic process detects and eliminates unwanted hum, as well as higher harmonics generated by the fundamental tone. Hum harmonics can be independently attenuated to the level you choose.
Clipped peaks come in many shapes and sizes. The AI in SpectraLayers Pro 7 has seen and evaluated 32,000 of them, so it knows exactly what to look for and how to automatically apply the best repair.