A Whole New Program You Already Know

Everything you loved in the original. Rebooted with phenomenal new power, features and workflow integrations. It's like a whole new program you already know.

Major Features

ARA 2 plug-in

In addition to the stand-alone application, SpectraLayers also includes an ARA 2 plug-in. It integrates snugly into your ARA 2 DAW and functions as a native editor. Just assign SpectraLayers to a region, and SpectraLayers instantly opens inside with your DAW’s edit window — the region’s audio automatically loaded. All the other regions you’ve assigned are there too, organized by track. It feels and functions like an upgrade to your DAW, not separate software.


Visible fade masks

Adding fades to selection borders was one of the best features in SpectraLayers. Now we’ve taken it to the next level. For starters, you can create any fade you want — anywhere in the selection, with multiple fade types. And you can see the fades — with a slider to control the opacity of the preview you can see just the fade gradient, just the real-time preview of its effects, or a combination of both. There’s nothing else like it, anywhere.


Advanced selection engine

Selection is the heartbeat of workflows, and our new engine is the industry’s most advanced. Nine revamped selection tools include the new Transient Selector. Selections can be modified using other selections, including intersections, for unparalleled selective control. Limitations, such as modifying Layer states under active selections, have been removed. And active selections, now marked with animated borders, can be moved independently of their contents — even live, during playback.

Pro • Elements

Advanced transformations with the new Move tool

We’ve taken audio transformations to the next level, too. The new Move tool functions just like you’d expect: grab Layers to activate them and even move them forward/backward in time. And when a selection is active, use the Move tool to transform the selection in real time — moving the selected audio or scaling it — and visually monitor other Layers to perform techniques such as Spectral Alignment. Or you can transform numerically, using new algorithms such as Frequency Shift.


Re-imagined interface and workflow

All the new features are only part of the story. We’ve re-imagined the entire user experience, building on the original’s innovative use of image editing software. The result is a program that feels instantly familiar, yet immediately more intuitive and powerful.

Redesigned menus

Collapsible panels

Interface hiding

Layers panel customization

Relocation of major UI items

Improved layout of UI elements

Workflow optimizations

Additional image editing interfaces and workflows

Substantially expanded new manual

Rewritten, comprehensive tool tip documentation

External editor integration

SpectraLayers will always be the most advanced, powerful spectral editor. But wouldn’t it be nice to integrate the features of your other audio software—like the mastering functions of WaveLab or the pitch-correction features of Melodyne®? With External editor integration, you can set multiple external editors in SpectraLayers and process any selection in those programs. When you’re done, the edit becomes part of the history buffer, like any other edit in SpectraLayers.


An epic new beginning

The new SpectraLayers is powered by a new technical architecture, with one of the most modern code bases in the industry. As result you’ll experience significant speed increases (up to 400%), with all aspects of the program now functioning in real time. The newest OS features are available, such as Dark Mode in macOS® Mojave, the latest multi-touch implementations for Microsoft Surface Pro®, and full HiDPI/Retina support. And this foundation allows for exciting new expansion features, such as SpectraLayers’ new third-party Spectral Plug-in format.


Additional Features

New Playback System and Time Cursor Tool

Brush pop-up

Active Layer Context Adjustment

Master Mute Solo for Layers and Channels

Spectral Plugin Architecture

Selection Opacity Control

Selection Loading/Saving

Intersection Selection Modification

Playback tool

New User Manual

New Help System

New Tool Options

System requirements

SpectraLayers Pro 6
Operating systems (Windows)
Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
Operating systems (Mac)
macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina
CPU minimum
Dual Core CPU
RAM minimum
4 GB
Hard disk free space
4 GB
Display resolution minimum
1280 x 720
OpenGL 3.3 compatible graphics card (DirectX 11 recommended) (Windows only)
OS compatible audio hardware
Internet connection for
installer download, license activation, account sign up and product registration