Looking for Spectralayers Tutorial videos

Cielspacing wrote on 10/30/2016, 11:31 AM

I was searching thru the new MAGIX page for specttralayers and could not find the -very useful- Spectralayers (SL) videos.
Am I missing a link somewhere?

A while ago, I had the sense of downloading all of them from the Sony Creative Software site.
However I did not check them all, and now I find that one of the most important ones is corrupted. 

I am aware that Spectralayers version 2 and 3, specifically updated and greatly upgraded these critical extraction tools, however Gary Rebholz made such excellent step-by-step videos, that the training series had been essential for my learning and I suspect is the same for most of SL user base, since apart from this source of information, alternative ones like forum posts, comprehensive reviews or else have been almost non-existent!!

I may testify that -despite I have been looking earth and sky for a tool that allow me alter the sound in such way-. It took me a while after acquiring it, to actually acknowledge that SL could IN FACT already achive what I was needing... and here comes the catch... if you follow the approach steps required to tune the algorythms to the specific files and to what you aim to do. 

Yes SL does AI, harmonic, shape assisted, etc. extraction/separation magic, but when your work-to-do actually demands an equivalence of a screen display that goes from 0Hz to 25.000 Hz minute detail, plus requires 44.1000 versions of it (samples) in a second (just compare the time relevance with the 60 or 120 versions used at the highest video standars), then is easy to realize that the canvas is ultra detailed and complex.
Therefore SL benefits greatly from actually receiving the instruction from its user of where to act and what you want to accomplish in precise terms, and this is where SL excels.
No competition at sight.

Thus instructional videos are your best friend here, if  you find them.
HELP welcomed.



chris-w18 wrote on 11/18/2016, 1:04 PM

I haven't seen a word from Magix about Sound Forge or SpectraLayers, excpet the creation of two empty forums. It doen't seem they intend to back these programs.

Layerry wrote on 11/30/2016, 1:29 PM

FWIW, I did find a Groove3 tutorial page:


It's not free, but it's not expensive either. 

Cielspacing wrote on 11/30/2016, 1:59 PM

Thank you for the video link. Hope the US$12 price remains until this BlackFriday/Cyber Monday cycle ends .

Since I also own VEGAS and other SCS-Magix software, i have been attentive to the developments as they were happening after SCS buyout.
So I may attest that Magix did a friendly acquisition meaning that they respected most important positions regarding developers.
This fact together with the actual continuation of the works done at the USA facilities (Magix is located al Germany). Plus consider that both Magix + the original developers have being in full swing working mode supporting the upgrade -and long postponed bug fixing- of the VEGAS suite, which has a large community of  active users. Since this task has been more difficult than it was projected, Devs have had to devote most time and resources to this. Comprehensively postponing Spectralayers or Soundforge upgrades/updates.

Only a few days ago VEGAS really came afloat and old users are now able to utilize the new version 14 with the same stability of version 13 and earlier ones, plus working on a renewed platform, with many littleand large improvements, plus new features.

The point that concerns us here is that the man in charge of said development is the very same Gary Rebholz, the one that actually starred Spectralayers' videos. From carefully viewing hours of those videos, I can assure anyone, that he understands the importance and uniqueness of this tool.

///So I would give Magix some time. It is in the best interest of all of us the continuation of SL development. Under my view they should open the same Community section right inside at the product page, also bringing in the experience they have gathered with VEGAS forums.
I know that Soundforge and particularly Spectralayers community voice is not a fraction as loud as VEGAS one, however usage and loyalty of said tools is strong. Regardless Soundforge customers might have recently migrated to IZotope's Ozone (helped by big introductory offers) or Spectralayers users might have gone to utilize iZotope's RX, They might very well happily return if Magix provides what iZotope has not been able to, these years.

This is a whole other topic, so I'll mention just a couple of ideas; if Soundforge finally grows to be able to operate with 64 bit, large RAM systems, plus a few fixes (i have a dedicated post about this at the old forum) plus Spectralayers being so powerful and unique tool as it is, that only needs a bit of induction help by way of several avenues to overcome the initial steep (but short) learning curve, ways in like the brilliant automated help wizard from SCS' Movie Studio, then it will be a selling succes. however, this one would need extra help in community creation since -every one- that begins to master SL, don't want to share its unique knowledge in oder to keep the comparative advantage...

Time will tell.

Cielspacing wrote on 2/12/2017, 6:11 PM

Just found that Divideframe have nice and updated Video Tutorials at Vimeo.

DivideFrame wrote on 2/13/2017, 9:19 AM

Well, they are dated from SLP2, I should probably produce new ones for SLP4 :)

Cielspacing wrote on 2/13/2017, 9:47 AM

Well, they are dated from SLP2, I should probably produce new ones for SLP4 :)

Yes, please.
Also whenever it is possible, I would prefer to keep similar tasks, so we users may appreciate the change/improvement of workflow or tools between versions.

/Edit1: Would also suggest to change Video's names in order to show the Spectralayers Version they are done at.