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Importing audio/MIDI files

Besides recording, you can also import existing audio (wav, mp3, etc.) and MIDI (.mid) files into your project.

Import by file browsing

Press the Project icon at the top left and select 'Import audio/MIDI file' in the menu that appears.

A file browser will appear. Data on your device is stored as files just as you are used to on Windows, OSX or Linux. You can use <Directory up> to move folders up and access files of other projects and press the Home button to go back to the current project's Samples folder.

After selecting a file to import, the file is first copied to the project's folder if not already there and the audio or MIDI file will be imported. You can import an audio file at a specific location by first setting the green time marker and selecting a track where you wish to import the audio file on. Then enable the option 'Insert at time marker' at the top of the file browser before choosing a file to import.

Android specific

Other actions to perform on files

When you tap-and-hold a file in the file browser, you will get an Options menu:

  • Play using media player: great for pre-listening files before importing. The first time you will need to choose an app for playing your file with, usually a media player.
  • Delete: this will physically delete this file from internal storage or sdcard. You cannot undo this action! Use this for cleaning up disk space by deleting unused samples for example. Note that you can delete any file, not just audio files, so be warned.
  • Share: with this option, you can share the file/sample with other people or to back it up using an online service (cloud). You will be asked to choose an app for sharing, depending on what apps you have installed. This can be GMail, SoundCloud, DropBox, Google Drive etc.
  • You can change the app to use a more advanced file browser called ES File Explorer. Download this app if you haven't already and from the Preferences menu, select 'File Manager'.
  • You can import wav, aiff, flac, ogg and mp3 files
  • If you have Android version 4.1 or higher, there are some additional audio formats you can import like 3gp an amr, but this depends on the device.
  • If you have audio files on your desktop computer you wish to import, you will first need to copy those from your desktop to your Android device. See the manual for your device on how to copy files, but usually you just connect your device to the PC and then you can copy your files by using the File Explorer (on Windows) or Finder (on Mac). See the explanation on Projects on where best to copy your files to.

iOS specific

Getting files onto an iPad from a desktop machine is a bit more difficult than on Android. Audio Evolution Mobile luckily comes with a couple of solutions for that. It features both a web and WebDAV server to copy files to/from the app from a desktop machine (or other device). For either option, please make sure that WiFi is turned on and your iPad is on the same network as your Mac.

Copy files from/to a Mac (or any WebDAV client)

Select 'Media server' from the Project menu and press Ok. You should be presented with one or two HTTP links. Now on your Mac, open Finder and in the menu select 'Connect to server'. Enter the HTTP address that the app is displaying and log in as Guest. You should now see the Projects folder of the app and you can now access it like any other file on your Mac.

Copy files from/to any other device

Select 'Media server' from the Project menu, select 'Web browser' and press Ok. You should be presented with a HTTP link. Now on the other device you wish to access your projects from, open a web browser and enter the HTTP address. You should now see a web page with the Projects folder of the app and you can now copy files to or from the device.

Import by browsing the media database (Android only)

Android automatically adds references to new audio files (that Android can handle itself) to its media database.

To import audio samples using this media database, press the top-left folder icon and select Import sample from music database. You will be asked to complete this action using one of the apps presented. This will depend on your specific Android device, but usually you should pick 'Choose music track'.

Note: some devices do not have this functionality and an error may appear. In this case you should use one of the other methods available for importing samples.

Import from a loop pack

In collaboration with Function Loops, Audio Evolution Mobile provides a number of free and commercial loop packs. When selecting 'Import sample loops' from the Project menu, a dialog will appear displaying the loop packs and their contents that are present on your device. Press the 'Shop' button to display the loop packs that you can download and purchase. Back in the loop browser, selecting a loop pack from the left column will display the loops it contains in the right column. You can tap on a loop to preview it. When selecting Load, you can change the loop's tempo and pitch and import it into your project.

importing_audio_samples.txt · Last modified: 2017/01/06 17:16 by admin