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PC Audio Editing, 2nd Edition by Roger Derry

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9

Multitrack

9.1 Loading

Figure 9.1 illustrates the same four files loaded into three different multitrack editors; (a) Cool Edit, (b) Cubase and (c) Pro Tools. They have much in common, but differ in the way they operate and in appearance. In practice they are more similar than they are different, although this is not to say that they do not have different strengths and weaknesses, particularly in regard to the emphasis they give to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Cubase is a MIDI sequencer that can also handle audio, whereas Cool Edit Pro is an audio editor that can also handle MIDI. Pro Tools comes somewhere between the two.

At first, even a simple music balance such as in Figure 9.2 can look intimidating.

However, on initial ...

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