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Digital Audio Editing by Simon Langford

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Chapter 8

Multi-Track Comping

Ideal-World Multi-Track Comping

The very first complication that we have to deal with when comping a multi-track recording is the issue of making edits across multiple tracks at once. The actual process isn’t any different: make sure takes are all aligned, remove any silence if necessary, cut the takes into relevant-sized sections, listen through and choose the best take for each section, and then assemble a “master take” from the best parts. What makes it much more difficult is the fact that you have to do this across multiple tracks at once. Throughout this chapter, I will make use of examples of a multi-track drum kit recording, because, in truth, this is the most likely situation you will come across and the ...

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