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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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Methodology of Complex Edits

We have discussed only short and simple edits thus far; let’s take a look at some more complex possibilities.

Suppose that, instead of only one word, we wished to remove several paragraphs of speech. This is pretty simple in a digital environment, where we just jump ahead and mark our points or regions. It’s a bit more involved in analog editing. The basics of marking, mounting in the editing block, cutting, and rejoining remain the same as with a simple edit. Finding the second mark, however, can be much more complicated since it is a long distance down the supply reel, rather than just a few inches away. To make finding that second mark easier and to dispose of large quantities of tape more easily, tape machine ...

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