Advanced Editing

Submitted by adam.borecki on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 06:53

This page describes how to choose takes and pick from the takes in your recording session.

"Basic editing" refers to separating pieces and trimming down unwanted silence before/after music.

"Advanced editing" refers to more complicated takes such as: splicing between takes, removing mistakes, or using advanced tools to remove unwanted background noises.

Note for audition tapes: Many applications require you to submit unedited audio & video. Some programs require a signed statement of authenticity. Adam Borecki and his engineers will not lie about whether an audio/video recording was edited manipulated.

It is your responsibility to make sure that "advanced editing" (such as splicing between takes and removing mistakes) is allowed if your recording is to be used for an application.


A "take" can be an ambiguous term.

It's important to make keep your take notes unique. For example, "Take 1" might mean the first recording of Beethoven, the first recording of Brahms, or the first recording of the day. Something like "Day1 - File 03 - 4:15" is unique and unambiguous.

How to Choose Takes


With recorded rehearsal

Image demonstrating splicing audio into rehearsal

Recording Session

With multiple takes

Sample Score for Multitake Editing

Methods of Editing Classical Music

Due to rubato and small tempo variations in classical music, there are 3 different editing methods available:

  1. Single cam (time-locked video) with small patches
  2. Single cam (time-locked video) with warping / time-stretching
  3. Multicam

See this image for more details: