Drag & Drop Onto Timeline - Audio Design Desk
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Drag & Drop Onto Timeline

In addition to the Import Window, or if you only want to add a single audio file, you can drag and drop an audio file onto the timeline.


Sample Rate:

If the audio file is a different Sample Rate than what ADD is set to, first ADD will ask if you want to change the Sample Rate of ADD.

If you want to keep the Sample Rate, ADD will then ask if you want to convert the Sample Rate of the audio file.

ADD supports mixed Sample Rate projects but it is not recommended.


Sync Marker:

A sync marker will be placed at the beginning of the file dragged into ADD.


If you wish to edit the placement of the Sync Marker, create elements from a stem, or add metadata, double click the region to open the Region Editor.

Here you can go to the Markers dropdown menu to add or adjust the Sync and Element markers just as you would in the Importer.


Once finished, go to the File dropdown menu in the Sound Editor and select “Send to Timeline”.

Your region will now have your edits in the timeline. More info on the Sound Editor can be found in Region Editor.



If you want to add Metadata to the audio file, there are two options.

First you can (Right-Click) the file and select “Edit Metadata for…”.


This will open the Metadata Window. Here you can have ADD guess all metadata and then add or edit any metadata after.

When done adding or editing, click “Save” to maintain all metadata changes and you can close the window.


The second way to add metadata is to use the Metadata Tab in the Triggers/Metadata Window. Select the audio file and then click the Metadata Tab.

Now click “Edit” and the Metadata Window will open.


For more information on tagging sounds see The Import Window.


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