Working with the History

1.  A key feature of Altered Studio is the History panel, which shows all actions that have occurred on the audio file.

2.  Double-clicking on an effect layer in the History will select the corresponding region on the waveform.

3.  When working with an audio file, it is important to work in a logical order as making changes in the history can affect layers further down. Once the audio file is recorded/opened, a suggested order would be

       i. clean the file (trim silences, cut any unrequire sections etc);

       ii. apply audio effects (resample, gain, fade etc);

       iii. transcribe the edited file;

       iv. perform morphs to the whole or part of the file.

4.  It is best practice to do a transcription before performing synthesis to make it easier to select words on the waveform when morphing a file into different voices, and also to ensure that the Text Reinforcement feature can function correctly in the morph layer. Note the availability of the Text Reinforcement feature is not available on all subscription levels.

5.  By default the history is locked so that all changes occur sequentially, when a new effect is added the previous history layer will be greyed and locked to avoid any changes being made.

6.  For advanced users, unlocking the history allows users to make changes to previous edits and flow those changes through the history list.  See Advanced History Modifications.

7.  For example thought should be given as to when Passthrough effects are performed. Effects performed prior to synthesis will naturally have an impact on the synthesis, and removing these effects afterwards will require the synthesis to be reprocessed to take effect.