It seems to me that some of the older processes (algorithmic, not AI) do not use the layers concept at all. I expected the noise reduction process, for example, to create a layer with the clean material and another layer with the noise that was removed, but that does not seem to be the case.
There could be situations where it would be helpful to repatriate some of the “noise” with the program material. I am just wondering if there is at least a long-term intention for all processes within SpectraLayers to actually use layers.
I understand what you mean, but most processes in the Process menu cannot be decomposed in 2 or more layers : think for instance about Generate Silence/Tone/Noise, Gain, Normalize, Channels Remixer, EQ Match, Imprint Cast/Mold, Ambience Match, Reverb Match…
It can work with some of the restoration processes though, maybe in the future this could be considered as a future feature. Right now, what you can do is duplicate the layer you want to process, process the first with the effect, and process the second with the reverse of the effect (most processes have a reverse option).
Point taken, although I’m thinking it could be possible (and potentially useful) in the case of EQ match, ambience match and reverb match. Maybe I over-simplify, but wouldn’t the second layer simply be the difference between the input and output of those processes?
Yes, in theory you could apply most processes by creating a differential layer. However this could be a little puzzling to most users who just want to apply an effect, or denoise something, and move on.
But I’m certainly seeing the potential for advanced users, I’ll think about it as an extra option in future versions.
I am not persuaded. It is really a question of whether producing the layer of left-outs, which is really SL’s claim to fame separating it from other products, is helpful. I believe it would be helpful in some cases.
If our cooking devices gave us an accounting of all the vitamins they destroyed, the fiber they rendered less effective, and probiotics they killed, that would be in improvement, and might change the way we process our food.