You can import sounds and loops from your hard drive or loop CDs. This would include any sounds or loops that you have downloaded. To import sounds, click the "+Import..." button on the Library. This brings up the "Import To Library" window with various importing options.
•Import From - Select the folder you'd like to import from. Type it in or click the "Browse..." button to choose a folder.
•Import To - Choose or type in a library name that you'd like to import to. If you want to start a brand new library, type in its name.
•Import Length - Choose from criteria and a length in minutes.
•Import Sounds Less Than (x minutes)
•Import All Sounds
•Import Sounds More Than (x minutes)
•File Types (to import)
•Default Song Kit - Select or type in a name for the song kit you want the imported sounds to be associated with. (You can always edit it later.)
•Guess (when importing if not built into file type.)
•Style - If a keyword is found in the file called "lib-styles-for-import.txt" this will be considered its style. For example, if a file has the word "Rock" in it, Mixcraft will set the sound's style to Rock.
•Tempo - If a number in the range of 40-240 is found, Mixcraft will assume that this is the tempo.
•Key - If a key is found by itself, such as "Rock-G", Mixcraft will assume that "G" is the key of the sound.
•Instrument - If a keyword is found in the file called "lib-insts-for-import.txt", Mixcraft will consider that word to be its instrument. For example, if a file has the word "piano" in it, Mixcraft will set the sound's instrument to "Piano".
•Copy sounds to library folder - This will make a copy of the sound on your hard drive under the folder "%programdata%\Acoustica\Mixcraft\UserLibrarySounds\". If importing from a CD, this option is on by default and cannot be turned off.
•Preserve folder structure when copying - If this is checked, then the folders that contain the imported sounds will be mirrored in the "%programdata%\Acoustica\Mixcraft\UserLibrarySounds\" folder if you are using the "Copy sounds to library folder" option. For example, if a sound is found at "C:\folder one\sub folder two\", then it will add the sound to "%programdata%\Acoustica\Mixcraft\UserLibrarySounds\LibName\folder one\sub folder two\". If this is off, it will place all the imported sounds at the base level in the user library folder.
•Import button - This starts the import. While an import is happening, you are free to edit sounds or use Mixcraft without interruption.