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The Video Editor's Guide to Soundtrack Pro by Paul Lee, Sam McGuire

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7SPECTRAL TOOLS

Now that we have made it through dynamics, it is time to explore the spectral tools in Soundtrack Pro. ‘Spectral’ refers to the tools that affect the audio spectrum. If you need to make changes to a sound to make it ‘brighter’ or cut out some of the ‘mud,’ these are the tools that will make this possible. Additionally, you will be able to match production dialog with looped dialog and create special effects like the ‘telephone’ effect.

Equalizers

The evolution of the modern equalizer began at the dawn of the telephone. When running telephone lines over long distances, the audio signal would not be able to maintain full quality. An equalizer was used to restore the conversations to a more natural sound, or to ‘equalize’ the highs ...

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