Steinberg Announces SpectraLayers Pro 6

Steinberg has announced the immediate availability of SpectraLayers Pro 6.

SpectraLayers Pro uses a unique approach to audio editing, allowing users to visualize audio in the spectral domain (in 2D and 3D) and to manipulate its spectral data in many different ways.

SpectraLayers Pro 6 comes with a variety of new features and workflow updates. Here’s what Steinberg has to say about it:

With its 25 advanced tools, SpectraLayers Pro 6 provides precision-editing within the spectral domain, comparable with the editing capabilities applied in high-performance photo editing software: modification, selection, measurement and drawing.

The features newly introduced in SpectraLayers Pro 6 include ARA 2 support; next to the standalone application, version 6 offers an ARA plug-in that seamlessly integrates into every ARA 2 compatible DAW, such as Nuendo and Cubase, to be used as a native editor. Fades along the selection border are one of the innovative features in SpectraLayers, and Pro 6 now includes visible fade masks and allows users to select from the many available fade types.

SpectraLayers’ advanced selection engine now comprises nine revamped selection tools — including the new Transient Selector — making selections more flexible to use. The new Move tool helps users transform audio intuitively: grab layers to activate and move or scale them. What’s more, SpectraLayers Pro 6 provides external editor integration, allowing users to include other editor software so that any selection can be processed by them as well.

The user interface of SpectraLayers Pro 6 has completely been redesigned to build on the original use of image editing software, and the result is a powerful, intuitive program that feels familiar right away. The menus have been redesigned and the panels are collapsible; the Layers panel is customizable; and users can now refer to comprehensive tool tip documentation and a new user manual.

Pricing and Availability

The full retail version of SpectraLayers Pro 6 is available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop for $399.99. Upgrade options are also available.

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