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Original author(s) Divide Frame[1]
Developer(s) Magix Software GmbH
Operating system Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows
Type Digital audio editor
License Proprietary
Website http://www.magix-audio.com/us/spectralayers-pro/

SpectraLayers is a digital audio editing software suite developed by Magix Software GmbH. It is designed for advanced audio spectrum editing, catering to professional and semi-professional users. It was previously published by Sony Creative Software under the name Sony SpectraLayers until most of their products were acquired by MAGIX on 24 May 2016.[2]


SpectraLayers is an advanced audio spectrum editor which allows extraction of sounds, audio restoration and creative sound design through the use of a spectral view. Its interface is similar to an image editor.[3]


SpectraLayers is an audio editor first developed by Divide Frame and published by Sony originally as SpectraLayers Pro in July 2012.[4] SpectraLayers Pro 2, released in July 2013, improved speed and added features like Spectral Casting/Molding, markers and metadata support, and non-linear scales.[3][5][6][7] SpectraLayers Pro 3, released in January 2015 further improved performance, also adding 24-bit/192kHz audio support, and redesigning many UI components.[8] As of January 2017 the current version is SpectraLayers Pro 4, released in December 2016, which is the first update released by Magix Software GmbH after its acquisition of SpectraLayers.[9]

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  1. ^ Sony Showcases New Technology at NAB
  2. ^ "Sony Creative Software Sells Majority of Products to MAGIX". www.sonycreativesoftware.com. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 
  3. ^ a b Sound on Sound review of SpectraLayers Pro 2
  4. ^ MusicRadar review of SpectraLayers Pro
  5. ^ DoddleNews review of SpectraLayers Pro 2
  6. ^ AskAudio Magazine review of SpectraLayers Pro 2
  7. ^ Cooper, Michael (20 June 2014). "Review – Sony SpectraLayers Pro 2". Electronic Musician. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  8. ^ erikvlie (2015-02-03). "Sony SpectraLayers Pro 3: painting audio for audio engineers, remix artists and audio-for-video producers". Covering Large-scale Printing, Professional Video and Photography. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 
  9. ^ "SpectraLayers Pro 4". www.magix.com. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 

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