Importing

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You can import sounds from your hard drive, network locations or loop CDs.  You can also import sounds from the workspace.  Currently, this is limited to audio files in the format of AIF, MP3, OGG, WMA or WAV.

 

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hmtoggle_arrow1 Importing From Hard Drive and CDs

 

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.

 

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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)

AIF

MP3

OGG

WAV

WMA

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.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Importing Via Drag And Drop

 

If you have a folder or a single file that you'd like to add, go to the Window's explorer and drag the files and/or folders into the Library window.  After dragging them in, the import options will appear.  Choose an Import library, check your options and choose a default song kit and start the import.

 

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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.

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".

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.)

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.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Importing Sounds From Your Project

 

Any recording or sound in your project can be added to your library, as well.  Simply, right click on a sound in your project and select "Add To Library".  This brings up the following dialog.

 

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The main difference is that this add option will optionally apply the track effects and clip envelope settings before adding it to the library.

 

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.

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.)

Apply track effects when adding - Any track effects will be applied to the final library sound.

Apply clip envelope when adding - Any clip envelope adjustments will be applied to the final library sound.

 

 

Tip: If you have a MIDI sound from a virtual instrument track, right click on the track and choose "Mix To New Audio Track".  Now crop the resulting audio clip to your desired size and add this file to the library.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 Deleting Sounds

 

Simply select the sound or sounds.  Right click and select "Delete" or press the [Delete] button on the keyboard.  You will only be able to delete sounds that you have imported.