This dialog box lets you edit and classify your recording as a sample before using it in your arrangement and saving it to Audiotool’s sample library.

Sample editor
Figure 6.4.9: The “Sample editor” dialog box.

  1. Play: This button starts and stops playback of your recording. Playback always starts from the position of the start sample marker. If you define the sample type as one-shot, playback stops at the end sample marker. If you define the type as loop, playback starts again from the start sample marker after reaching the end sample marker indefinitely until you stop it.
  2. Stop: This button stops playback of your recording.
  3. Recording overview: This display shows a miniature view of the complete recording and a window that defines the segment shown in the waveform view. Drag either window handle to resize it. Drag the window to scroll it. Click anywhere on the recording overview outside of the window to center it on that point. Double-click the window to expand it and cover the complete length of the recording.
  4. Time scale: This display shows time as an axis divided in numbered bars, beats per bar and steps per beat if the sample type is defined as loop or seconds and milliseconds if it is defined as one-shot. Click anywhere on it to place the playback position to that point.
  5. Sample markers: These markers define the start and end of the segment of your recording to be played back and stored as a sample. Changing the segment’s length by dragging these markers also updates the duration or tempo shown next to the sample type.
  6. Segment bar: This bar moves the defined segment along your recording.
  7. Waveform view: This display shows your recording as a waveform. Drag to scroll the view through your recording when the window in the recording overview doesn’t cover its whole length. Turn your mouse wheel to zoom the view in or out of your recording. The window in the recording overview resizes accordingly.
  8. Name: Type the name of your sample in this text field.
  9. Description: Type a description of your sample in this text field. You can use the description to provide any additional information you want about your sample.
  10. Tags: Type keywords in this text field by which your sample might be found in a search. Separate your keywords with a comma and don’t use spaces between them.
  11. Type: These radio buttons set the type of your sample. One-shot samples are meant to be played once from beginning to end and are best suited for percussive sounds. Loop samples are meant to be played continuously and are best suited for sustained sounds or rhythmic patterns. One-shot samples show their duration in seconds. Loop samples show their tempo in BPM.
  12. License: This link opens the “License type” dialog box where you can select the type of license that applies to your sample.
  13. Visibility: These radio buttons set whether your sample is available to the Audiotool community through the sample browser or only to you.
  14. Copyright: You must check this check-box to successfully create your sample. It confirms that your recording does not infringe copyrighted material.
  15. OK: This button saves your sample after entering valid information in the previous text fields. Note: A new sample must still be synchronized to the server. Also, changes made to your sample in this dialog box cannot be undone.

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Jordi Moragues Massanet wrote: Dec 11, 2015

Abby L, this page is meant to explain the functionality of the sample editor, which you use to edit the sample itself. Once you have a sample loaded on an Audiotrack on the desktop, you can connect its output to any other device (like an effect pedal) to process it.


Abby L wrote: Dec 4, 2015

I want to know how I can add effects to a loaded file, not play and examine it.