In Soundbooth CS4 New Features, Bruce Williams discusses some of the changes and improvements made to this popular audio editing tool. He explores the new multitrack environment in detail, including how to extract and import audio tracks from a video file, and how to use Snapshots to safely and easily experiment with different editing techniques and compare the results. Bruce also works with the new beat detection and display features, and discusses their value for creating loops. Exercise files accompany the course.
Matching volume in a set of audio files
Previewing the effect of different compression rates during MP3 export
Splitting a stereo file into its component left/right tracks
Changing the panning of a track or a clip
Using XMP metadata for better file management and Bridge integration