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Audio Objects are entered into the archive by using this form:

 

 

Audio object

 

Title - a maximum of 50 characters - Required - this field is initially populated with the Object's name from the Basic Info page. You can leave this information  as the Title, or you can edit it to be anything that you think will help to identify the Object.

Sub-Title  - a maximum of 50 characters

Genre  - a maximum of 30 characters  

Artist  - a maximum of 50 characters - the person who created the object. The button to the left of the entry box will open up the Names list box, and you  can choose a name from that table. The artist name does not have to match any value in the Names table; the look-up is strictly for your convenience.

Artist Details - a maximum of 1,000 characters. This field will be populated by the Names table if you selected the Artist from that list. You can then edit those details.  

Publisher  - a maximum of 50 characters - the person or company who published the object. The button to the left of the entry box will open up the Names list box, and you  can choose a name from that table. The publisher name does not have to match any value in the Names table; the look-up is strictly for your convenience.

Publisher Details   - a maximum of 1,000 characters. This field will be populated by the Names table if you selected the Publisher from that list. You can then edit those details.  

Record Label   - a maximum of 50 characters - the name of the record label. The button to the left of the entry box will open up the Names list box, and you  can choose a name from that table. The name does not have to match any value in the Names table; the look-up is strictly for your convenience.

Recording Media   - a maximum of 30 characters  

Recording Quality  - a maximum of 30 characters - Quality of the Audio recording

 

You can enter an unlimited number of tracks for this Audio Object, and each track can have an unlimited number of Performers and Instruments. First enter a track, then (with the track highlighted in the Tracks list box), enter the Performers and Instruments for that track:

 

 

Audio how to access Performers and Instruments

 

 

Here is the form that opens up when you enter or edit a track:

 

 

Audio Track

 

 

Title - a maximum of 50 characters - Required - Audio Track Title

Track Number - a maximum of 10 characters  - Audio Track Number

Length - a maximum of 20 characters - Length in time of Audio Track

 

Composer Author a maximum of 50 characters - the person who composed or authored the track. The button to the left of the entry box will open up the Names list box, and you  can choose a name from that table. The name does not have to match any value in the Names table; the look-up is strictly for your convenience.  

Composer Author Details - a maximum of 1,000 characters. This field will be populated by the Names table if you selected a name from that list. You can then edit those details.    

Track File Name    - a maximum of 255 characters - Path and file name of the track file. The button to the left of the entry box will open up a Windows' Find File dialog, and you can use it to point to the track file. In a network setting, it is a good idea to place all of your audio tracks in a centralized location, and then map the location to a drive letter. The reason for this is simple - a path is included in the file name, and if that path is not the same for all users of the software, not everyone will be able to find the audio track. On the other hand, if you map the location to the same drive letter on everyone's computer,  everyone will find the audio track because it can be found in the same relative location. Another technique that works in some network installation is to shorten the path. By starting with the dot-slash combination to signify the current location, anyone using the same folder to run the software will be able to locate the file. See your network administrator for help on this subject. Single-user installations are not affected.

 

Here is the form that opens up when you enter or edit the Performers and Instruments for the highlighted track:

 

 

Track Performers and Instruments

 

Performer - a maximum of 50 characters  - Person performing on this audio track. The button to the left of the entry box will open up the Names list box, and you  can choose a name from that table. The artist name does not have to match any value in the Names table; the look-up is strictly for your convenience.  

 

Instruments  - a maximum of 1,000 characters - Instruments performed on this audio track