Layers Panel

layers panel

Manage layers.

The mute Mute buttons and solo Solo buttons allows you to mute or solo specific layers.

[Note] Note

When a layer is muted, it becomes invisible in the waveform and spectral display. When a layer is soloed, non-soloed layers becomes invisibles in the waveform and spectral display.

[Tip] Tip

You can mute or solo a single layer regardless of all other layers state by pressing Ctrl (Windows) Cmd (macOS) while clicking the Mute or Solo button. To clear mute and solo states on all layers, click the Mute and Solo buttons at the bottom of the panel.

The phase Phase buttons invert the phase (polarity) of the audio content. When two layers share identical content, but are opposed in phase, this shared contents gets cancelled in the final mix.

The Volume sliders let you adjust precisely the volume of each layer.

Active channels are highlighted in white. When a channel is active, you can perform edits on it. Only one layer can be active at a time.

You can create new layers by clicking the newlayer New Layer button. This is equivalent to clicking LayerNew Layer or pressing Ctrl+Shift+N (Windows) Cmd+Shift+N (macOS).

You can create new groups by clicking the newgroup New Group button. This is equivalent to clicking LayerNew Group. Groups can contain multiple layers. To add existing layers to a group, you can drag layers inside that group. When a group is closed, instead of displaying each layer individually within that group SpectraLayers Pro will show the mix of all its layer with the color of that group.

You can delete a layer or a group by clicking the trash Delete Layer or Delete Group button.

[Note] Note

You can’t delete an external layer or group, such as layers or groups created by an external host DAW when SpectraLayers Pro is used in ARA mode.

[Tip] Tip

You can color the active layer only by clicking the color Color Active Layer Only button. All the other layers will be greyed out. This can help you identify and focus on the active layer without muting the other layers.

[Tip] Tip

The layer panel menu offers a Compact Layout mode : the layers will take half the size in the panel, hiding phase and volume parameters. Compact Layout is the default mode in ARA mode, where vertical space is limited.