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.