Digital audio editing

Digital audio editing takes advantage of the freedom to store data in any suitable medium and the signal processing techniques developed in computation. This chapter shows how the edit process is achieved using combinations of storage media, processing and control systems.

10.1 Introduction

Editing ranges from a punch-in on a multi-track recorder, or the removal of ‘ums and ers’ from an interview to the assembly of myriad sound effects and mixing them with timecode-locked dialogue in order to create a film soundtrack. Mastering is a form of editing where various tracks are put together to make a master recording that will be duplicated for general sale. The duration of each musical piece, the length of any pauses between ...

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