The digital revolution has made it possible for you to compose music right at home on your PC, Mixing sounds, creating lusion music, experimenting with different tracks in a sound editing studio, are luxuries few can afford. Traditionally, the production of music involved the music director composing the sound score, followed by the actual recording. The final production took place in a sound editing studio, where mixing, editing and laying of tracks were done and the master spool was prepared.
Earlier the emphasis in a musical score often on the vocals. Technology was limited due to linear editing, based on the music director’s feel for the subject. Sound effects, if required, were added manually using expensive sound-effect stations. however, with the advent of sound editing or audio editing software, the sound quality and time processes have changed considerably. It is now possible to digitally remix or add effects at a faster pace and at a much lower cost. While i have seen lot of event filming and promotional videos that are recorded by Dragonfly Productions which are exceptionally well in audio, sometimes i wonder if they are using any audio editor for sound purpose.
At the basic level, an audio editor is simply software that allows you to edit sound forms or waveforms on a computer. Most audio editors come with certain features, which are now considered standard. These include:
Resampling: This involves improving or sometimes degrading the quality of an audio sample by changing the sample rate. A standard 22 KHz audio sample is generally resampled to 44 KHz, which is CD-quality. Sometimes, to remove certain sound effects, the sample rate may be reduced.
Noise Filtering: A sound sample may have certain’impurities’, such as external noise or blank silent spaces. All audio editing software normally allow the elimination of noise and removing blanks, or what is known as topping and tailing sounds. A visual display of the waveform is available to easily filter the audio file and view rhe effects immediately. Some software also allow removal of hiss and clicks.
Plugins: Audio editors are extendible. You can customise professional sound editing tools by adding small modules called plugins. These can be for adding sound effects, taking input from special devices or files, or file conversion plugins.
Editing: Using software, it is possible to actually modi$, sounds using computer generated waveforms (distortion, echo and flange). You can also edit stereo signals.
File-formats conversion: Audio editing software let you save the sound sample in a number of file formats, depending on the requirements, and also allow for different kinds of compression. Advanced features are important if you are planning to create a professional dance track.
Get ready for a test of some of the best top 10 audio editors in the market.
1) Audacity – Open Source, Free Software
2) Power Sound Editor
4) Music Editor Free
6) Traverso DAW
10) Wavepad Sound Editor
Author – This wonderful writeup is published by Robert who is freelance coder, he recently launched youtube to mp3 converter site, that is getting very popular over internet.