Hi, I have a few questions:
1. Is there a setting I missed to collect all audio files used in a project in the project’s folder? When I import a sound file to the project I would like Podium to copy it to it. This way when I change or delete the original file in the future then the project still opens correctly and I can back it up easily.
If there isn’t and I have to copy it myself, is there any restriction in the name of the folder I use? I’ve seen Podium create a subfolder named the same as the project’s name when I bounce something, should I copy it in there or create a different folder?
2. I know that Podium does not currently offer timestretching. What VST or external program do people use when they need that functionality?
3. Is there any way to use ToneSpace in Podium? I’m almost certain that you can’t but I just want to make sure
Is there a setting I missed to collect all audio files used in a project in the project’s folder?
No, currently that function doesn’t exist in Podium. I would like this implemented as it would be easier to share sample-heavy projects between users and workstations.
Here is a little info on sample management…
This is the ‘Project Start Page’ (please note the object highlighted in the ‘Contents – Arrangements, Sounds’ panel and it’s parent object – an arrangement called ‘pLINTH’). The object refers to an audio sample used in the arrangement and can be located anywhere on disk.
Double-click it and you’ll open the audio editor.
From the ‘File menu’ select ‘Save Sound As’ or ‘Export to Sound File’ and save the audio to your project folder (better still, create a subdirectory with the Arrangement name).
The object in the Contents panel will then link to your saved file. The bottom of the panel will display the object info.
Click the button I’ve circled….
…and you get the ‘Sound Properties’ dialogue.
This panel would be a good place for those ‘Save Sound As’ and ‘Export to Sound File’ commands too.
Please note that all bounced or recorded audio will be saved to a location reflecting the ‘project’>‘arrangement’>‘sound file.wav’ hierarchy.
I know that Podium does not currently offer timestretching. What VST or external program do people use when they need that functionality?
There are many granular synth/samplers. My favourite (and free) of these is Shortcircuit. I strongly recommend using v1.1.2 over 2v0.5.1.
With this VST you can time-stretch, pitch-shift, beat-slice, modulate filters…etc. etc.
I hope this helps. 🙂
Thanks a lot, this is a very informative answer.
It’s a shame Podium doesn’t offer this feature, should be easy to implement i think.
About shortcircuit, I use it and really like it but I didn’t know it can timestretch. Could provide some more details on that please? I can’t find anything in Google.
About shortcircuit, I use it and really like it but I didn’t know it can timestretch.
My bad 😳 Automating pitch stretches/truncates the playback time. Unfortunately you can’t alter these independently.
Never say never, Podium will undoubtedly develop more audio editing/mangling functions in the future. [-o<
For some reason I managed to post this in another thread instead of here. Now I post it here where it belongs:
The open source sound editor Audacity can do timestretch (they call it “Change Tempo”) and many other things, like noise removal, compression, etc.
Thank you both for your help.
I tried Audacity but the timestretch sound awful for a less than 1 bpm tempo change. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, I will check the manual
Here’s a quicker way of ‘collecting used samples‘ to the project directory:
Navigate to the Project Start Page. Right-Click the arrangement object you want to collate samples for and select ‘New Arrangement as Unique Copy…‘. Save the project and the samples will be localised.