This menu provides file management functions for your arrangements and samples. If you are not logged in, choosing any saving or sample importing menu item will show the “Login” dialog box.

File
Figure 6.3.1.1: The “File” top bar menu.

  • Open: Shows the “Template/track selection” dialog box, allowing you to load either a public template or one of your drafts, published arrangements or templates. If the current arrangement has unsaved changes, a confirmation dialog box appears. After a successful open, all previous session history is removed.
  • Save draft: Shows the “Save Draft” dialog box, allowing you to save your current arrangement as a draft. If you already saved your arrangement, it saves it again with the changes. You can choose this menu item only if your arrangement has unsaved changes.
  • Save as remix: Shows the “Remix” dialog box, allowing you to save a foreign arrangement as a draft in your account. You can choose this menu item only after opening a foreign published arrangement.
  • Save as template: Shows the “Save as Template” dialog box, allowing you to save your current arrangement as a template. You cannot save foreign published arrangements which you are remixing as templates.
  • Publish: Shows the “Publish” or the “Republish” dialog box, allowing you to publish your current arrangement in your account as a track and make it available in Auditool.com or to republish it after you have made changes to the published version. You cannot publish an arrangement until you save it as a draft first. Note: If there are more than 8 empty bars between the end of the rightmost region and the track end marker on the timescale, Audiotool shows a warning when you attempt to publish the track.
  • Edit properties: Shows the “Edit properties” dialog box, allowing you to edit the properties, or meta-data, of your arrangement like title, cover image, tags, description and license.
  • Import sample ► From file: Lets you upload and edit an audio file and use it as a sample in your arrangement. After accepting the terms for copyrighted material, it shows a file browser where you can choose an audio file on disk. Once the audio has been processed, it shows the “Sample editor” dialog box, where you can edit and classify your sample.
  • Import sample ► From audio device: Shows the “Import from audio device” dialog box, allowing you to record up to 47 seconds of audio from an audio device in your system and use it as a sample in your arrangement. Once the audio has been processed, it shows the “Sample editor” dialog box, where you can edit and classify your sample.
  • Import sample ► from time-line: Shows the “Import from time-line” dialog box, allowing you to bounce a segment of the time-line to a sample. Once the bounce is complete, it shows the “Sample editor” dialog box, where you can edit and classify your sample.
  • Sync samples: Uploads every local sample in your arrangement not yet on the Audiotool server. In this way you, and eventually also the community, can subsequently access these samples from the sample browser.
  • Remove unused samples: Removes every sample that is not being used in your arrangement, that is, not assigned to any audio track or Machiniste slot. Note: Local samples not yet synced to the Audiotool server are not removed.
  • Settings: Shows the “Settings” dialog box, allowing you to set parameters that control the behavior of the application.

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