Chapter 12

Audio editing

Initially audio editing was done in the analog domain either by selective copying or by actually cutting and splicing tape. Digital techniques have revolutionized audio editing taking advantage of the freedom to store data in any suitable medium and employing the signal-processing techniques developed in computation. This chapter shows how the edit process is achieved using combinations of analog and digital storage media, processing and control systems.

12.1 Introduction

Editing ranges from a punch-in on a multitrack 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.

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