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Digital Audio Editing by Simon Langford

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Chapter 19

Thinking Outside the Box

Sound Design

Now that we have come to the end of the book, and we have covered techniques from basic and routine through to the more complex and specialist, there is one more thing that I would like to discuss. I have deliberately concentrated on actual editing tasks throughout the book. Right at the beginning, I defined the role of the editor as that of trying to get the best possible version of a particular audio file. “Best” in this sense can mean a lot of things, but, most importantly, it means making it as close to what the client (who could be yourself) needs in order to fulfill its purpose. We may, along the way, have strayed from that path a little, having been distracted by something shiny hiding in ...

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