Load, Play, Zoom, Edge

Load an audio file:

Now we will import an audio file using the File Stuff dialog.
Do a <FS> (This means: Press the F and S keys fast and together).
This action will open the 'File Stuff/Project Manager' that will handle, in the future, all the Files and Projects.

File Stuff/Project Manager

For now we will only pay attention to the 'File Browser' Tab', because the 'File Stuff/Project Manager' dialog is still under heavy development. Okay, the 'File Browser' section isn't comfortable right now, but it works.

HINT: Since there are many functions not implemented at the moment, Protux offers a special functionality called 'Devel Guardian'. This will open a message window that gives you some help in such a situation (hit the 'Add as Audio Source' button for example).

Now finally it's time to import an audio file (WAV in this case). Remember that WAV files are converted to the native Protux Audio Format (PRAF), which in the future will store information other than audio, such as Peak Images, correction filter controllers, Pitch Tracking, and so on, allowing you to avoid using WAV as much as you can.

Search for a file using the area on the right side (No double-click needed! ;-) and finally hit the 'Import now!' button to load this file into Protux.

How to deal with audio:


Now it`s time to hear your imported audio, so hit the <SPACE> bar just like other audio tools too.
To stop the playback press <SPACE> again.
HINT: For now the stop works as 'stop and return to last start position'. A pause-action will be available very soon.


Since <SPACE> isn`t a very innovative action we will go on to change the zoom factor by using another JMB-functionality called the hold-action.

Press and hold the Z key and move the mouse to left/right to change the zoom factor.

You will notice that the appearance of the audio peaks will change. This is because Protux has TWO modes:
A 'Macro View' (for zooms above 1:64) and
A 'Micro View' (in the future, users will be a able to 'Draw' in this mode).

EDGE manipulation:

You don`t want to hear some parts of the beginning and/or the end of your audio?

Point the mouse inside the clip near the edge you want to adjust, [E] (means: hold the E key) and move the mouse +LR (means: to move the mouse left or right) and your edge will move.
NOTE: The notation is ^C[WR]:LR (point to a clip, hold W and R, and move the mouse Left and Right)

You don't have to point near the edge, because you can do it independently of the pointer's position inside a clip.
This is done by: ^C[EW]:LR

So the principle is that for every action there is a center key that may use some neighbouring keys to enhance the functionality.

To complete this explanation consider the ^C[WR]:LR action.

Do you know which is the center key of this JMB-shortcut?
Please look at your keyboard and you will notice the key between (W, R) is the 'E' key.
The inference is that this action should move the left AND right edge together when +LR.
And this IS exactly the functionality of ^C[WR]:LR.

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