FAQ – iOS

You can import audio files over iTunes or iCloud. You can also import from your pc or mac over the iTunes or iCloud clients.
All effects are in the free version available. Please define a selection for this. (Round buttons) In the free version you can save in the flac, wav, m4a, aac and wma format. Choose one of this formats in the filepicker.
Please define a selection to apply the functions. (Round buttons upstairs of the curve) See the tutorial at Define a selection

Help – iOS

Operating concept

Open the main menu with a click on the left above corner on the button with three lines. Some functions are only available if a selection has been defined.

selection1 Define selection

To set the startposition, shift the left selector (round button upstairs of the curves at the left side of the screen) to the desired position. To set a range, shift the left and right selector to the desired positions and click on the menu the desired function.
Shift the left selector full to the left side to remove the range. Shift the right selector full to the right side and the startposition will remain.
To set the left selector exact to the beginning, press and hold the left selector 2 seconds, then select “Set to startposition”. The same concept applies to the end position. To select the entire audio file choose “Select all”.

open Open file

Click on “Open”, choose a file and click on “open”. If the current file is not saved a warning messagebox appears.

save Save a record

Click on “Save” and write in the filepicker dialog a filename. Choose the desired format “mp3”, “m4a”, “wma” or “wav”. If the current file is in the wav format, the compressed file types use the quality defined in the options.
You can change the bitrate of an open compressed file with a click on the textfield “Info”. The new bitrate will apply if you save the file.

zoomin Zoom, Scroll

Click on “Zoom in” or “Zoom out” to enlarge the time window until 128 times. Shift the Play-position or the time window with the slider parallel to the screen bottom line.

play1 Play, Pause, “<“, “>”

Play the current audio file with a click on “Play”. Click on the buttons “<” or “>” for a two seconds step forward or backward. With a click on “Pause” you can break the playing and you can continue it with a click on “Play”.
To start the audio file at any point, double tap to the appropriate location in the curve area.

record1 Record a new file

Click on the Button “Rec a new file” to start a new record. If you want to observe the record volume first, click on “Pause” and then on “Rec a new file”. If the current file is not saved a warning messagebox appears.

insertRecord1 Record into selection

If you want to insert a record into a existing audio file, first slide the left selector (upstairs of the curves) to the desired position. Klick on “Rec into selection” or an “Pause” and then on “Rec into selection”. You can also overwrite a range within the left and the right selector.

copy Cut, Copy, Paste

For Cut and Copy a selection is required. You can copy a selection from one file to another file.

effects Effects

If no selection is set, some effects will apply for the whole file.
– Fade in/Fade out: Fade in/out the defined selection. If only the startselector is defined, the fade in/out applies from start of the file up to the selector position or from the selector position to the end of the file.
– Noise reduction: Suppresses noise under the defined level and suppresses higher frequency noise with the low pass filter.
– Compressor: Compresses the record. Increase the loudness of the record to a uniform level.
– Equalizer / Amplifier: Corrects the frequency spectrum of the record. Uncheck the checkbox “EQ” if you want to use only the amplifier function.
– Normalize: Amplifies the record to the maximal level who is possible.
– Change pitch: Change pitch without changing tempo
– Change tempo: Change tempo without changing pitch
– Change speed: Change pitch and tempo. This corresponds to play a recording faster or slower.
– Vocoder: Splits the signal into frequency bands and composes a new signal of sine or filtered noise, corresponding to the amplitudes of the frequency bands.
– Echo: Select the “Echo level” and the “Delay” to define the strength and delay of the echo relative to the original signal. With “Feedback” you can define the strength with which the feedback signal is attenuated.

importmix Import / Mix

Click on “Import from file” to append the selected file at the end of the current audio file. If a selection is defined the file will insert at the position of this selection.
Click on “Mix the current file with another file” to mix the selected audio file into the current file. In the Dialog “Mix files” you can define the recording levels of the two audio files that are mixed together. Select the check box “Increase selection if imported mix file is longer” in order to achieve that the duration of the newly selected file to be mixed is fully present in the result. The imported file will mixe in at the startposition of the selector.
The function “Load playback sound” is mostly for musicians for multitrack recording usefull.
If you want to record with a playback sound, click on “Load playback sound”. You see the present of the playback sound, if the background of the record button is green. If you click on the record button, the playback sound starts and the recording begins. You can adjust the start of the recording in the options under Latency.
To remove the playback sound, click on “Remove playback sound”.

share Share

To send a record to an other program, like a e-mail client, click on “Share” in the menu “Import/Mix”. If the actual file is in wav format, it will, before sharing, convert to a compressed audio format. You can choose this format in the options.

metainfo Metainfo

The metadata is stored in the header of the audio file and can be used to associate the artist and other properties of the file.

Export a part of a file – Windows

This function is usefull for splitting longer files, like such as LPs, into parts of it.

Open open an existing or record record1 a new file.

Move the left and rigth selector selection1 to the desired positions.

Press Play play1and Stop stop1.   Tap on Zoom in zoomin to preview and adjust your selection.

Tap on “Import / Mix”  and “Export the selection” to export the selected aera.

Enter a name and choose the export format for the new exported file and press on “Save”.

Export a part of a file – Android

This function is usefull for splitting longer files, like such as LPs, into parts of it.

Open open an existing or record record1 a new file.

Move the left and rigth selector selection1 to the desired positions.

Press Play play1and Stop stop1.   Tap on Zoom in zoomin to preview and adjust your selection.

Tap on “Import / Mix”  and “Export the selection” to export the selected aera.

Enter a name and choose the export format for the new exported file and press on “Save”.

Normalize – Android

Open open an existing or record record1 a new file.

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If the audio level is too low, you can normalize the sound file to the maximal possible audio level.
Tap on Effects effects and in the menu on “Normalize”.

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Now the maximal possible level, according the whole record, is applied.

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Normalize – Windows

Open open an existing or record record1 a new file.

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If the audio level is too low, you can normalize the sound file to the maximal possible audio level.
Tap on Effects effects and in the menu on “Normalize”.

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Now the maximal possible level, according the whole record, is applied.

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Noise reduction – Android

Open open an existing or record record1 a new file.

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If too much noise is in the record, you can reduce it.
Tap on Effects effects and in the menu on “Noise reduction”.

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Now you see the dialog for noise reduction.
Tap on Play play1 to hear the sound with the activated filter. Deactivate the Preview checkbox while the playing to compare the originalsound with the filtered.
To suppress more of the noise sound, you can increase the Threshold.
With the “Cut off frequency” you can suppress the typical hight frequency noise.

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Tap on Apply. Now you see in the silent areas the effect of the noise reduction.

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Noise reduction – Windows

Open open an existing or record record1 a new file.

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If too much noise is in the record, you can reduce it.
Tap on Effects effects and in the menu on “Noise reduction”.

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Now you see the dialog for noise reduction.
Tap on Play play1 to hear the sound with the activated filter. Deactivate the Preview checkbox while the playing to compare the originalsound with the filtered.
To suppress more of the noise sound, you can increase the Threshold.
With the “Cut off frequency” you can suppress the typical hight frequency noise.

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Tap on Apply. Now you see in the silent areas the effect of the noise reduction.

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Mix two audio files – Android

Open open an existing or record record1 a new file.

Tap on Import / Mix importmix and in the menu on “Mixes the current file with another file”.

Choose a file and tap on Open.

In the dialog “Mix files” you can set the audio level of the current file and the imported file.
If the checkbox “Increase the selection if imported mix file is longer” is checked, the result duration will increase at the end, if the imported file is longer than the end if the current file.

Set the desired start position with the start selector selection1. It is the startpoint to mix in the second file.

Click on Play for preview to verify the startposition and the mix volumes of the two files.

Tap on “Apply” to mix the two files. You can see the mixed result between the start and end selector.