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Table Of Contents

Peak Features
Who Is Peak Designed For?
What’s New in Peak 4.0?
Maximizing Peak’s Performance
About Your User’s Guide
About Peak LE & Peak DV
Using Online Help
Conclusion
Installing Peak
Authorization
Making Audio Connections
Third-Party Audio Interfaces
CoreAudio
Introduction
A Brief Explanation of Digital Audio
About Disk-Based Recording and Editing
Creating a New Peak Document
Opening Existing Audio Documents
Creating a new Peak document
Opening “Dual Mono” Files
Dragging and Dropping Folders, Disks, and CD Audio Tracks
Saving and Closing Documents
Using the Save As and Save A Copy As Commands
Using POW-r™ Dithering
Peak Windows and Palettes
Peak Audio Document Window
The audio document window
Transport Window
Progress Bar
Contents Palette
DV
Setting Preferences
Setting Peak’s Playback Parameters
Show Marker Times
Auditioning
Blending
Choosing Colors for the Audio Document Window
The Toolbar
Quitting Peak
Configuring Peak for Recording
The Record Dialog
Proper Levels for Recording
Recording
Recording into a silent QuickTime movie
Optional Recording Settings
Editing Audio with Peak
The Audio Document Window
An Audio Waveform
A Selection
Using the Edits Command to Undo a Series of Actions
Essential Editing Functions
Scratch Disks
Clearing the Clipboard to Reclaim Disk Space
Cutting Audio
Deleting Audio
Copying Audio
Pasting Audio
Replacing Audio
Inserting Audio
Duplicating Audio
Cropping a Selection
New Document from Selection
Silencing a Selection
Inserting Silence into a Document
Show Edits
Using Crossfades and Blending to Smooth Edits
Creating Fade Ins and Fade Outs
Creating and Using Markers
Regions
Creating Loops
Crossfading Loops
Using Loop Surfer
Using the Guess Tempo and Threshold commands to find te m p o
Exporting Regions
Editing QuickTime Soundtracks in Peak
Creating a Playlist
Modifying Playlist Events
The Nudge Regions Dialog
Applying VST Plug-Ins to the Playlist
Creating a New Audio Document from a Playlist
Exporting the Playlist as a Text Document
Saving and Opening Playlists
Burning Audio CDs
Regions and the JAM Image file for- mat
Processing Audio with Peak’s DSP Tools
Peak’s Audio Processing Tools
Amplitude Fit
Bit Usage
Change Duration
Change Gain
Change Pitch
Convert Sample Rate
Convolve
Crossfade Loop
Fade In & Fade Out
Find Peak
Gain Envelope
Harmonic Rotate
Invert
Loop Tuner
Mono To Stereo/Stereo To Mono
Modulate
Normalize
Panner
Phase Vocoder
Rappify
Repair Click
Repair Clicks
Threshold
Installing VST Plug-Ins
Using VST Plug-Ins
Inserts
Vbox SE
Using Peak with Inserts
Using Peak with Vbox SE
The Vbox SE Matrix
The Vbox SE Matrix Graphical User Interface
Box Controls
Effect Assignment Pop-up
Assigning a VST plug-in in Vbox SE
Organizing VST Plug-ins with Folders
Level controls
Mute
Bypass
Solo
Edit
Moving Plug-Ins
Changing Input Routing
Creating Serial Effects Chains
Creating Parallel Effects Chains
Master Wet/Dry Controls
Loading and Restoring Vb ox SE Presets
A/B Comparisons
Vbox SE Preferences
Editing VST Plug-In Parameters
BIAS Freq
BIAS Sqweez
Bouncing VST Plug-Ins
VST Envelope
VST Plug-In Delays
Recording Through VST Plug-Ins
To record through VST plug-ins:
Using VST Plug-Ins with the Batch File Processor
To use VST plug-ins with the Batch File Processor:
Using Audio Unit Plug-Ins
Using Audio Unit Plug-Ins with the Batch File Processor
To use Audio Unit plug-ins with the Batch File Processor:
LE
Batch File Processor
Save Script
Load Script
Peak’s Audio Librarian Tools
Apple Events Support
Example Scripts
Working with SMDI Samplers
SMDI Samplers
S MDI Sampler Error Messages & Troubleshooting
A note about the Yamaha A3000
Peak Menus
Peak Menu
About Peak
Help
Authorize Peak
Preferences
Colors
Fade In Envelope
Fade Out Envelope
DSP Preferences
Playback Preferences
Window Preferences
Hide Peak
Hide Others
File Menu
Open
Close
Close All
Save
Save As
Save A Copy As
Import CD Track
Import Dual Mono
Previous Selection/Next Selection
Action Menu
Zoom Out
Zoom In
Increase Vertical Zoom
Decrease Vertical Zoom
Fit Selection
Zoom Out All the Way
Zoom at Sample Level
Zoom at Sample Level (End)
Snap Selection to Zeros
Loop This Selection
Nudge Loop Backward
Nudge Loop Forward
New Marker
Markers from Tempo
New Region
Capture Region to Playlist
Markers to Regions
Nudge
Go To
Loop Surfer
Guess Tempo
Audio Menu
Stop/Rewind
Play/Pause
Play Selection
Play w/Auditioning
Stop & Extend Selection
Fast-Forward
Record
Record Settings
Hardware Settings
Meters
DSP Menu
ImpulseVerb
Sampler Menu
Send to Sampler
Revert from Sampler
Send All to Sampler
Revert All from Sampler
Plug-Ins Menu
Bounce
Audio Unit
Options Menu
Time Units
Sample Units
Use Loop in Playback
Scroll During Play
Move Waveform During Playback
Compute File Max dB
Show Overview
Show Cursor Info
Auto-Import Dual Mono
Audio Info
Dynamic Scrub Time
Auto Snap To Zero
Movie
Movie Sound Tracks
Half Size
Original Size
Double Size
Auto-Balloon Help
“Open” Dialog after Launch
Window Menu
Transport
Toolbar
Playlist
Tile Windows
Stack Windows
Toggle Contents Drawer
Links Menu
Appendix 1: Keyboard Shortcuts
Appendix 2: Peak Actions
Appendix 3: Troubleshooting - Before Calling For Help
Glossary
Index
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