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Sound Forge Audio Studio 8 Tutorial
Registration assistance
Customer service/sales
Technical support
About your rights in Sound Forge software
About your privacy
Proper use of software
Legal notices
Introduction
Introducing Sound Forge software
Sample files
Using this manual
Shortcuts
System requirements
Installing Sound Forge software
Getting help
Online help
What’s This? help
Help on the Web
Optimizing for Sound Forge Software
Defragmenting your hard drive
Increasing total buffer size
Turning off the playback cursor and record counter
Turning off the play (output) meters
Turning on passive updating for time and video displays
Time displays
Video displays
Synchronizing audio and video
Learning the Sound Forge Workspace
Using the mouse
Using the mouse wheel
The main window
Main window components
Floating and docking windows
Docking a window
Preventing a window from docking
Floating a window
Hiding the window docking area
Window Docking Area (F11)
Explorer window (Alt+1)
Regions List window (Alt+2)
Playlist/Cutlist window (Alt+3)
Video Preview window (Alt+4)
Time Display window (Alt+5)
Play Meters window (Alt+6)
Undo/Redo History window (Alt+7)
Spectrum Analysis window (Alt+8)
Plug-In Chainer window (Alt+9)
Plug-In Manager window (Ctrl+Alt+0)
Keyboard window (Ctrl+Alt+1)
Script Editor window (Ctrl+Alt+2)
Loop Tuner window (Ctrl+Alt+L)
The data window
Data window components
Displaying data window components
Arranging data windows
Playbar
Toolbars
Displaying a toolbar
Customizing a toolbar
Docking a toolbar
Floating a toolbar
Standard toolbar
Transport toolbar
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
Scripting toolbar
ToolTips
Using ToolTips
Turning off ToolTips
Command descriptions
Keyboard shortcuts
Meters
Resetting clipping indicators
Scaling meters
Displaying VU/PPM meters
Showing labels
Holding peaks and valleys
Controls
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
Creating a project
Getting media files
Using the Open dialog
Using the Explorer window
Peak files
Working with video files
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
Working with files
Saving a file
Using the Save As/Render As dialog
Creating custom templates
Creating custom rendering settings
Saving all open audio files
Saving files as a workspace
Working with projects
Saving the project
Saving the project path in the rendered file
Editing a media file’s source project
Editing audio
Copying
Pasting
Cutting
Deleting
Trimming/Cropping
Mixing
Using undo and redo
Using the Undo/Redo History window
Selecting status formats
Experimenting with status formats
Configuring the Measures & Beats format
Publishing to the Web
Exporting to CD Architect software
Exporting a single audio file
Exporting all audio files
Exporting to Net MD devices
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
Scrubbing
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
Template
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
Detecting and marking clipping
Using markers to create regions
Using command markers in streaming media files
Defining streaming media commands
Defining Scott Studios data commands
Inserting command markers
Editing command properties
Saving command properties as a custom template
Moving the cursor to a command marker
Deleting command markers
Using regions
Inserting regions
Inserting regions automatically
Editing regions
Creating new files from regions
Using the Regions List
Displaying the Regions List
Working with the Regions List
Using the playlist
Displaying the playlist
Adding regions to the playlist
Arranging the playlist
Editing a playlist/cutlist region
Using stop points
Playing 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
Copying the playlist/cutlist to the clipboard
Recording, Extracting, and Burning
Recording audio
Specifying recording and playback options
Recording manually
Recording automatically
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 input levels
Inserting markers while recording
Automatically labeling windows and regions
Changing blinking status
Extracting 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
Proper use of software
Editing, Repairing, and Synthesizing Audio
Crossfading, overwriting, and replicating
Crossfading
Overwriting
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
EQ
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
Invert/Flip
Mute
Muting an audio selection
Normalize
Normalizing Audio
Normalize Controls
Pan/Expand
Creating a pan
Creating a custom pan
Pan/Expand controls
Resample
Downsampling audio
Upsampling audio
Resample controls
Reverse
Smooth/Enhance
Swap Channels
Time Stretch
Volume
Increasing the volume of a selection
Volume control
Working with Effects
Adding effects
Applying an effect
Saving effect settings as a custom preset
Using the Plug-In Chainer
Creating a plug-in chain
Adding a plug-in to a chain
Removing a plug-in from a chain
Arranging plug-ins on a chain
Configuring chained plug-ins
Bypassing effects
Selecting the processing mode for audio tail data
Saving plug-in chains
Saving individual plug-in settings as a custom preset
Loading plug-in chains or plug-in presets
Using the Plug-In Manager
Applying a plug-in or chain to a media file
Renaming a plug-in
Hiding a plug-in
Organizing effects in the FX Favorites menu
Using the Preset Manager
Automating Effect Parameters
Adding an effect automation envelope
Adding a volume or panning envelope
Adjusting effect parameters with envelopes
Previewing effect automation
Applying effects automation
Showing or hiding effect automation envelopes
Enabling or bypassing effect automation envelopes
Removing effect automation envelopes
Adjusting envelopes
Adding envelope points
Flipping an envelope
Setting fade properties
Cutting, copying, and pasting envelope points
Copying an envelope to another data window
Using Acoustic Mirror and Wave Hammer
What are the Acoustic Mirror effects?
The acoustic signature
Adding an acoustic signature to an audio file
Adjusting the acoustic signature
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 the Acoustic Mirror effect
Stuttering during real-time previewing
Impulses do not recover properly
Recovered impulse is too noisy
Error message explanations
What is the Wave Hammer plug-in?
Displaying the Wave Hammer plug-in
The Wave Hammer dialog
Compressor tab
Volume Maximizer tab
Utlilizing the Scripting Feature
Scripting references
Sample scripts
Additional scripting information
Opening the Script Editor window
Opening and running a script
Running a script from the Script Editor window
Running a script from the Scripting menu
Adding scripts to the Scripting menu
Creating a script
Editing an existing script
Using the Scripting toolbar
Adding or removing toolbar buttons
Creating custom button images
Running a script
Using the Batch Converter script
Converting using an existing batch job
Creating or editing a batch job
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 software and MIDI timecode synchronization
Playing regions using MTC from a sequencer
Playing regions using MTC from an external device
Using Sound Forge software to generate MTC for a MIDI sequencer
Using Sound Forge software to generate MTC for an external device
Sampling
Samplers
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
Looping
Loops
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 software
Creating an ACID one-shot file
Creating an ACID loop file
Creating an ACID 2.0 disk-based file
Creating an ACID beatmapped file
Using the ACID Loop Creation Tools toolbar
Editing loops for ACID software
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
Previewing files with video
Using an external monitor
Attaching video to an audio file
Detaching video from an audio file
Setting video options
Video file properties
Configuring your video settings
Saving a video file
Using Spectrum Analysis
Working in the frequency domain
Fast Fourier Transform
Using a spectrum graph
Displaying a spectrum graph
Monitoring an input and output source
Displaying frequency and amplitude values, notes and statistics
Navigating a spectrum graph
Changing the graph type
Changing the zoom level
Working with stereo files
Updating a spectrum graph
Viewing multiple spectrum graphs
Creating and comparing snapshots of the Spectrum Analysis window
Printing the graph
Using a sonogram
Displaying a sonogram
Displaying frequency and amplitude values, notes and statistics
Updating a sonogram
Monitoring an input and output source
Tuning a sonogram
Returning to a spectrum graph
Printing the sonogram
Adjusting Spectrum Analysis settings
Saving spectrum graph settings
Customizing Sound Forge
Setting preferences
General tab
Display tab
Editing tab
Labels tab
File Types tab
MIDI/Sync tab
Previews tab
Status tab
Toolbars tab
Audio tab
Video tab
VST Effects tab
Keyboard tab
Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts
Project file commands
Magnification and view commands
Data window edit commands
Cursor movement
Selecting data
Navigation and playback
Record dialog keyboard shortcuts
Plug-In Chainer
Regions List
Playlist
Script Editor
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)
Using CSOUND, MTU, IRCAM, BICSF, and EBICSF Files
About IRCAM files
About BICSF and EBICSF files
Opening files
BICSF and EBICSF files
IRCAM, CSOUND and MTU files
Saving files
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