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Sound Forge 6 Tutorial


Sound Forge 6 Tutorial

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Sound Forge 6.0
Registration Assistance
Registration Assistance
Customer Service/Sales
Technical Support
Introducing Sound Forge
Sample files
Full version of Sound Forge versus Sound Forge Studio
Installing Sound Forge
Getting help within Sound Forge
Online help
What’s This? help
Help on the Web
Sending feedback
What’s New?
Nondestructive editing
Improved audio plug-in management
Improved Audio Plug-In Chainer with easier previewing
Plug-In Manager
Customizable DX Favorites menu
Multitask background rendering
Tabbed docking windows
Updated playbar
Looped Playback mode
Play Plug-In Chainer mode
Play as Sample mode
Customizable toolbars
Play Device toolbar
Updated file support
Support for files larger than 4 GB
Support for QuickTime, MPEG 1 and 2, and Windows Media Video files
Support for 32-bit/192 kHz files
Enhanced Preset Manager
Enhanced zoom capabilities
Greater than 1:1 time zoom
Customizable zoom settings
Improved video handling
Video properties
Video Preview window
Frame numbering options
Options for saving video files
Rendering preferences
External monitor preview setup
Optimizing for Sound Forge
Defragmenting your hard drive
Checking Windows 98SE and Windows Me default settings
Increasing total buffer size
Increasing preload size
Turning off the playback cursor and record counter
Turning off meters
Turning off the play (output) meters
Turning off the record meters
Turning on passive updating for video and time displays
Turning on passive updating for time displays
Turning on passive updating for video displays
Learning the Sound Forge Workspace
Using the mouse
Using the mouse wheel
The main screen
Main screen components
Floating and docking windows
The data window
Displaying data window components
Docking a toolbar
Floating a toolbar
Displaying a toolbar
Customizing a toolbar
Standard toolbar
Transport bar
Navigation toolbar
Views toolbar
Status/Selection toolbar
Regions/Playlist toolbar
Process toolbar
Effects toolbar
Tools toolbar
Levels toolbar
ACID Loop Creation Tools toolbar
Play Device toolbar
Turning off ToolTips
Command descriptions
Scaling meters
Showing labels
Holding peaks and valleys
Resetting clipping indicators
Faders and sliders
Envelope graphs
Displaying the waveform on an envelope graph
Stereo files
Working with stereo files
Selecting data in stereo files
Getting Started
Opening a file
Peak files
Using the Open dialog
Playing a file
Viewing the current position
Playing a file from a specified point
Playing in Loop Playback mode
Playing a selection
Viewing selection status
Viewing selection statistics
Creating a new data window
Active data windows vs. inactive data windows
Copying data to a new file
Saving a file
Using the Save As dialog
Creating custom templates
Saving all open audio files
Saving files as a workspace
Editing audio
Using undo and redo
Using the Undo/Redo History window
Selecting status formats
Experimenting with status formats
Configuring the Measures & Beats format
Recovering files after a crash
Recovering files
Deleting recovered files
Navigating, Zooming, and Selecting
Setting the cursor position
Previewing audio with pre-roll
Using the overview bar
Understanding the overview bar
Navigating in the overview bar
Playing audio in the overview bar
Navigating with the audio event locator
Zooming and magnifying
Zooming the time ruler (horizontal)
Zooming the level ruler (vertical)
Using custom zoom settings
Using zooming shortcuts
Using the Magnify tool
Selecting audio using start and end values
Using the Set Selection dialog
Selecting audio during playback
Fine-tuning a selection
Adjusting a selection with the mouse
Adjusting a selection with the keyboard
Restoring a selection
Understanding snapping
Snapping to time divisions
Snapping to zero-crossings
Snapping the current selection to time divisions or zero-crossings
Disabling Auto Snap to Zero at high magnifications
Creating and using views
Displaying the Views toolbar
Creating views
Changing File Attributes and Formats
Editing file attributes
Editing attributes in the Properties dialog
Editing attributes in the status bar
Changing the sample rate
Changing the bit depth
Increasing bit depth
Decreasing bit depth
Understanding dither and noise shaping
Minimizing quantization error
Converting mono/stereo channels
Converting from mono to stereo
Converting from stereo to mono
Using the Channel Converter
Converting file formats
Save as type
Adding summary information
Viewing and editing summary information
Viewing extended summary information
Editing extended summary information
Saving summary information
Including additional embedded information
Using Markers, Regions, and the Playlist/Cutlist
Why use markers, regions, and the playlist?
Rapid navigation
Added effects for streaming media
Multiple versions of edits
MIDI synchronization and triggering
Using markers
Inserting markers
Naming markers
Changing the marker position
Using markers to create regions
Using command markers in streaming media files
Defining streaming media commands
Defining Scott Studios data commands
Inserting command markers
Using regions
Inserting regions
Inserting regions automatically
Editing regions
Using the Regions List
Displaying the Regions List
Working with the Regions List
Creating new files from regions
Using the playlist
Displaying the playlist
Adding regions to the playlist
Understanding the playlist display
Customizing the playlist display
Repeating a region during playlist playback
Playing from the playlist
Arranging the playlist
Replicating a region in the playlist
Using stop points
Deleting a region from the playlist
Creating a new file from the playlist
Configuring the playlist as a cutlist
Saving a playlist/cutlist file
Opening a playlist/cutlist file
Recording, Ripping, and Burning
Recording audio
Recording into a new data window
Recording a specific length (punch-in)
Choosing a recording mode
Adjusting for DC offset
Playing back recorded audio
Using remote recording mode
Synchronizing with other devices
Viewing recording levels
Inserting markers while recording
Configuring gap detection
Automatically labeling windows and regions
Changing blinking status
Ripping audio from CDs
Previewing CD tracks
Refreshing the Extract Audio from CD dialog
Burning CDs
Correcting the sample rate for CD burning
Writing mono tracks to a CD
Adding tracks to a CD
Closing a CD
Editing, Repairing, and Synthesizing Audio
Crossfading, overwriting, and replicating
Repeating an operation
Using drag-and-drop
Dragging mono selections into stereo destinations
Snapping to events in drag-and-drop operations
Pasting, mixing, and crossfading with drag-and-drop
Creating new windows with drag-and-drop
Finding and repairing audio glitches
Locating glitches
Repairing audio
Synthesizing audio
Generating DTMF/MF tones
Generating audio with frequency modulation
Generating simple waveforms
Processing Audio
Applying presets
Using presets
Creating presets
Deleting presets
Resetting parameters
Managing presets
Previewing processed audio
Setting custom preview parameters
Preview parameters
Bypassing a process while previewing
Sound Forge processes
Auto Trim/Crop
Using Auto Trim/Crop
Auto Trim/Crop controls
Bit-Depth Converter
Converting a file’s bit depth
Channel Converter
Using the Channel Converter
Channel Converter controls
DC Offset
Estimating DC Offset
DC Offset controls
Fade - Graphic fade
Creating a graphic fade
Creating a custom graphic fade
Graphic Fade Controls
Fade - Fade In
Fade - Fade Out
Insert Silence
Inserting silence into a file
Insert Silence controls
Muting an audio selection
Normalizing Audio
Normalize Controls
Creating a pan
Creating a custom pan
Pan/Expand controls
Downsampling audio
Upsampling audio
Resample controls
Swap Channels
Time Stretch
Increasing the volume of a selection
Volume control
Applying Effects
Adding an effect
Saving effect settings as a custom preset
Adding a chain of effects
Applying effects using the Audio Plug-In Chainer
Adding plug-ins to a chain
Selecting the processing mode for audio tail data
Arranging plug-ins on a chain
Bypassing effects
Removing plug-ins from a chain
Configuring chained plug-ins
Saving individual plug-in settings as a custom preset
Saving plug-in chains
Loading plug-in chains
Adjusting settings for multiple data windows
Managing effects
Using the Plug-In Manager window
Organizing effects in the DX Favorites menu
Using the Preset Manager
Using Acoustic Mirror and Wave Hammer
What is Acoustic Mirror?
The acoustic signature
Adding an acoustic signature to an audio file
Adjusting the acoustic signature
The Acoustic Mirror dialog
General tab controls
Envelope tab controls
Summary tab controls
Recover tab controls
Creating impulse files
What you need to create custom impulses
Recording the impulse in an acoustic space
Recording the impulse through an electronic device
Recovering the impulse
Trimming the impulse file
Adding summary information to your impulse file
Using the new impulse file
Using impulse files in creative ways
Processing individual audio elements
Adding realistic stereo to mono recordings
Creating special effects
Recreating spaces for foley effects and dialog replacement
Panning with head-related transfer functions
Troubleshooting Acoustic Mirror
Stuttering during real-time previewing
Impulses do not recover properly
Recovered impulse is too noisy
Error message explanations
What is Wave Hammer?
Displaying Wave Hammer
The Wave Hammer dialog
Compressor tab
Volume Maximizer tab
Working with MIDI/SMPTE
What is MIDI?
MIDI triggers
Playback versus triggered playback
Triggering file playback
Triggering region playback
Triggering playback from additional internal/external MIDI devices
Advantages of external MIDI controllers
Sound Forge and MIDI timecode synchronization
Playing regions using MTC from a sequencer
Playing regions using MTC from an external device
Using Sound Forge to generate MTC for a MIDI sequencer
Using Sound Forge to generate MTC for an external device
External samplers
Internal samplers
Configuring the Sampler Tool
Creating a sampler configuration
Open loop versus closed loop
Saving sampler configurations
Sending and receiving samples
Sending a sample
Receiving a sample
MIDI unity note and Fine tune
Using the MIDI Keyboard
Displaying the MIDI Keyboard
Turning on the MIDI Keyboard
Configuring the MIDI Keyboard output port and channel
Troubleshooting the MIDI Keyboard
Specifying instruments
Generating chords
Setting up MIDI/SDS hardware
Troubleshooting MIDI/SDS with open loop
Setting up SCSI/SMDI hardware
Troubleshooting SCSI/SMDI
Conflicting SCSI IDs
Periodic transfer failures
Sampler is recognized but does not transfer reliably
Sustaining and release loops
Creating a sustaining loop
Creating a sustaining loop with a release loop
Looping techniques
Match endpoint amplitudes
Match endpoint waveform slope
Match endpoint sound levels
Avoid very short loops
Editing loops
Editing a loop without the Loop Tuner
Editing a loop with the Loop Tuner
Crossfading loops
Using the Crossfade Loop tool
Creating loops for ACID
Creating an ACID one-shot file
Creating an ACID loop file
Creating an ACID 2.0 disk-based file
Creating an ACID 3.0 beatmapped file
Using the ACID Loop Creation Tools toolbar
Editing loops for ACID
Halving or doubling a loop
Shifting a selection left or right
Rotating audio
Setting loop tempo
Saving loop points
Working with Video
Viewing video
Using the video strip
Using the Video Preview window
Using an external monitor
Attaching video to an audio file
Setting video options
Video file properties
Video preferences
Saving a video file
Using Spectrum Analysis
Working in the frequency domain
Fast Fourier Transform
Using a spectrum graph
Displaying a spectrum graph
Monitoring playback
Monitoring an input source
Displaying frequency and amplitude values
Displaying frequency and pitch
Working with stereo files
Updating a spectrum graph
Viewing multiple spectrum graphs
Adjusting spectrum graph settings
Saving spectrum graph settings
Navigating a spectrum graph
Using Grab/Pan mode
Using the overview window
Using a sonogram
Displaying a sonogram
Displaying frequency and amplitude values
Updating a sonogram
Tuning a sonogram
Returning to a spectrum graph
Keyboard shortcuts
Waveform display keyboard shortcuts
Navigation and playback keyboard shortcuts
Record dialog keyboard shortcuts
Regions List and playlist keyboard shortcuts
ACID loop creation tools keyboard shortcuts
Audio Plug-In Chainer keyboard shortcuts
Mouse shortcuts
Mouse wheel shortcuts
Additional mouse shortcuts
Microsoft Audio Compression Manager
Audio data compression and decompression
Transparent playback and recording of non-hardware supported audio files
SMPTE Timecode
SMPTE 25 EBU (25 fps, Video)
SMPTE Drop Frame (29.97 fps, Video)
SMPTE Non-Drop Frame (29.97 fps, Video)
SMPTE 30 (30 fps, Audio)
SMPTE Film Sync (24 fps)
About IRCAM files
About BICSF and EBICSF files
Opening files
BICSF and EBICSF files
Saving files

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