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Digital Performer™ 6 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Don Barrett

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Chapter 10. Editing

Arguably the greatest advantage of nonlinear editors (such as Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and so on) is their powerful features and tools for editing data. Every aspect of a track or project can be refined—wrong notes can be fixed, timing inaccuracies can be corrected, and so on. Nonlinear editors provide you with powerful ways to enhance and improve—or unknowingly destroy—your media projects. Just because you can tune the vocal to harmonic perfection doesn’t mean you should. The Quantize command, for example, is a great tool for correcting rhythmic imperfections within a performance. When used (or abused) too aggressively, however, it can render a grooving track lifeless and robotic.

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