This dialog box lets you record up to 47 seconds of audio from an audio capture device in your system within Audiotool and create a sample from it. Once the recording is accepted, Audiotool opens the “Sample editor” dialog box, where you can edit and classify your sample.

Import from audio device
Figure 6.4.10: The “Import from audio device” dialog box.

  1. Record: This button starts and stops audio recording. Each new recording replaces the previous one.
  2. Remaining time: This text field shows the remaining recording time in minutes and seconds.
  3. Preview: This button plays back the latest recording. Note: If the input audio is not silenced, both the input audio and the recorded audio will sound simultaneously.
  4. Level meter: This meter shows the signal level of the input audio or of the recorded audio when previewing.
  5. Input level: This slider sets the gain of the input signal. Drag the marker or click anywhere to place it. The level meter reflects the change in input signal level accordingly.
  6. Input device: This menu lets you choose an audio capture device on your system to record from.
  7. Metronome: This check-box engages a metronome while recording is in progress. Its time signature is the same as the one defined in the time signature text field on the time-line bar.
  8. Tempo: Type the tempo of the metronome as BPM in this text field. The initial value is the same as the one defined in the BPM text field on the time-line bar.
  9. Use: This button opens the latest recording in the “Sample editor” dialog box.

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