V4 Voice Tracking User Guide

V4 Voice Tracking User Guide
V4 Voice Tracking User Guide
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Contents
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Table of Contents
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Part I Overview
1 What's New? ................................................................................................................................... 2
Part II Software Installation
Part III Voice Tracking Configuration
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1 Activation/Trial
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Mode
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2 General
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3 Security
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4 Audio
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Part IV Open a Log File
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Part V Using Voice Tracking
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1 Insert Mode ................................................................................................................................... 23
2 Scheduled Mode
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Part VI Voice Tracking Recording
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1 Recording a ...................................................................................................................................
Voice Track using the Space Bar
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2 Recording a ...................................................................................................................................
Voice Track using the EOM
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3 Voice Tracking
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Recording Buttons
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Using the Voice
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Track Features
Voice Track
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Feature Buttons
Edit View.........................................................................................................................................................
Play Out
Adding Sound Effects
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in Realtime (SFX)
Using the.........................................................................................................................................................
Showlog Page and Inserting Audio or Music Beds
Using the.........................................................................................................................................................
Auto Post/Auto Duck Feature
Using the Record
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and Playback Meters
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Tab Features
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Showlog
Info
Back Sell
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Part VII Appendices
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1 Minimum and...................................................................................................................................
Recommended Hardware Requirements
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2 Sound Cards...................................................................................................................................
and Audio Devices
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3 Other
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Overview
iMediaTouch Voice Tracking provides announcers with a powerful and easy to use interface to prerecord their breaks for automated play back. Showlog pages that have been previously created
through the ONAIR application are available to the user including Social Network links and a back sell
feature. The Voice Tracking application can connect or attach to any station within your LAN without
the requirement of additional licensing for each specific station.
Other Voice Tracking applications:
For single station Voice Tracking requirements, refer to the ONAIR Voice Tracking User Guide.
For WAN based Voice Tracking requirements, refer to the RVT_VTP User Guide.
Please contact [email protected] for any comments, suggestions, or feature requests.
Please contact [email protected] for any sales or purchases of our products.
Please contact support at 1-800-726-2635 or [email protected] for any technical assistance
or questions you may have.
Thank You!
From the OMT Support Team
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1.1
What's New?
Release notes including current and previous versions:
--- 4.3.1 Suite Release February 25, 2013 ----- All Programs --- New media.dll
--- 4.3.0 Suite Release April 9, 2012 ----- All Programs --- New media.dll
--- Version 4.2.4 February 3, 2012 --FIXED -Record device recognition under Windows 7 was affecting some users. This has now been
corrected.
--- Version 4.2.2 November 14, 2011--IMPORTANT!
This is a full suite release and ALL software must be updated to 4.2.2
--- All Programs --NEW - Audio .dll under Windows 7 PRO that will display left/right channels the same as with XP PRO
NEW - Database .dll that uses write through cache for last played updates.
FIXED - Would attach to the next day's log
FIXED - On Hand time was reporting incorrectly
FIXED - File Open window would be blank.
FIXED - Installing a fresh copy of MVT would not be able to locate the audio database location.
--- Version 4.2.0 - May 6, 2011 ----- IMPORTANT! For Windows 7 32 or 64 bit users --Please Read:
4.2.0 now contains support for Windows 7 32 and 64 bit Operating Systems as well as retains support
for Windows XP PRO SP3 only. OMT does not support Vista (any version) or Windows 7 Home or
Home Premium due to lack of network support.
Windows 7 uses a security feature called User Account Control (UAC) that prevents modification
directly to configuration files with extensions such as .ini, .dbf, etc for applications located under
Program Files (Windows 7 32 bit) and Program Files (x86) (Windows 7 64 bit).
DO NOT attempt to modify any configuration file located in the program's working folder as the
changes will not be recognized and could potentially cause problems with the functionality of the
software.
Always make changes through the GUI of the OMT application that you have installed.
Windows 7 installation of OMT applications will require the user to "elevate" to administrator and will
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also require the user to right click on the designated OMT program shortcut or program link and "Run
as Administrator". This will only be required once and will launch without elevation request after
running for the first time.
Users can choose to turn off the UAC but do so at their own discretion and this should be performed
prior to installing any OMT programs and the UAC should remain off as long as the OMT applications
are installed.
OMT applications must be installed with Admin level rights and can be configured to run under user
level rights with the proper shares and permissions set only after admin level initial installation has
occurred. Users that run the OMT applications at less than admin level rights do so at their own
discretion.
For more information please contact support at 800-726-2635 or [email protected]
NEW - - A new backsell and info tab has been added to MVT. The info tab shows one item prior and
one item after the voice track and both tracks displayed will have a separate social network link that
will search based on the artist name of each track.
--- All Applications --NEW - omtmedia.dll changes in all applications. This will allow user level right functionality of the
software (Windows 7 only) when the proper share access under Admin level has been setup or
created.
--- Version 4.1.2 - November 1, 2010 ----- All Programs --NEW - GMT offset to correct DST changes for both old and current DST time changes.
NOTE:
ALL OMT programs must be updated to 4.1.2.
ADDED - Log date is now displayed in alpha as well as numeric display.
--- Version 4.0.3 - May 13, 2010 ----- All Products --NEW - Enhanced MP2 file decoding
--- Version 4.0.1 - February 8, 2010 ----- Voice Tracking, Remote Voice Tracking, and ONAIR Voice Tracking --Fixed - Volume points on recorded voice tracks now appear after "stop" has been selected during the
recording process. Previously, the volume points did not immediately appear based on refresh cycle.
ADDED - Changed "SFX" placement on voice track or track 2 to display on single line instead of two
lines and not obscure volume point view.
--- Version 4.0.0 – January 25, 2010 --ADDED - In previous versions, the stop time had no effect on the Auto Post feature as it was always
based on the total length of the recording.
ADDED - Have option to allow back timing of current VT hour after recording has completed. User can
toggle "SCH" column on Log item display to see "BT" back times.
ADDED - On Recording start, have outro start 'n' seconds back from EOM. "Start outro" setting in
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configuration Playback options.
ADDED - Use space bar for entire VT recording sequence. Has "Enable EOM recording start" in
configuration Playback options. If checked, operation is the same as the old MVT 3.x. If not checked,
operation includes setting the EOM on the outro cut as shown below, New sequence for VT
recordings.
1 - First space bar press starts first cut's outro playing.
2 - Second space bar press sets EOM on outro item and immediately starts recording
3 - Third space bar press sets EOM on recording and starts next audio cut.
4 - Fourth space bar press stops recording and all playback
ADDED - Change On Hand to include fixed length feeds and add in runtime recording length to EOM
ADDED - Allow deletions for non-VT log items. Has "Delete Any type of Log item" in configuration
Security options.
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Software Installation
iMediaTouch Voice Tracking requires a mapped network drive to the audio share. This is usually the
'O:' drive and is the storage drive or array on a single ONAIR workstation acting as a server or an
actual stand alone audio server where there are two or more ONAIR workstations connected. On
workstations/servers that have been integrated at OMT Technologies, there will usually be a folder on
the O: drive labeled 'OMT Programs'.
Contact support at [email protected] or 1-800-726-2635 if you cannot locate your software
installer or require your ftp account information to access the software for download.
Locate the
file from the OMT Programs or other folder
location and double click to begin. You should see the following screen appear.
Click 'Next' to continue the installation.
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The minimum requirement screen screen should appear. If your workstation does not meet the
minimum requirements, an error will be posted on the line item in question. Correct and continue
where required.
Enable the terms of the license agreement and click 'Next' to continue.
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Enter your name and company in the appropriate edit fields then click 'Next' to continue.
The Voice Tracking User Guide and application are enabled to be installed by default. Click 'Next' to
continue.
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If you need to go back and change any information prior to installation, click on 'Back' to the desired
screen. Otherwise, click 'Install' to proceed with the installation.
Progress bars will appear outlining the installation progress.
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The Automatic Network Configuration screen will now appear. Enable this feature ONLY if you meet
the above listed criteria, otherwise, leave unchecked and click on 'Next'.
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Click on 'Finish' to complete the installation.
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Voice Tracking Configuration
The following topics will be covered under the ONAIR Voice Tracking configuration:
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Activation/Trial Mode
General
Security
Audio
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Activation/Trial Mode
The
proceed.
icon will now available from your Program listing or desktop screen. Double click to
You will see an activation/trial screen on a new installation or upgrade.
You have a 60 day trial where you can click 'Evaluate' to proceed or you can activate your copy of
Voice Tracking.
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Email both User Code 1 and User Code 2 to [email protected] to activate Voice Tracking.
NOTE: There is only an Activation Code 1 sent out from licensing to activate your copy of Voice
Tracking. The Activation 2 Code is not required at this time. Click 'Continue' once you placed
Activation Code 1 into the corresponding field.
Make sure you have a mapped 'O:' drive (or the drive letter that your audio database and audio assets
reside on) to the audio server and select the Projdata.dbf file when prompted.
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NOTE: The C: drive and usually Program Files folder will usually appear by default. Select the O:
drive from the Explorer window as outlined above.
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General
The General tab allows the user to select the network based path for th log files. A network path is
only to be placed into this field where central log files are setup and accessed. Do not place or use a
network path where you are directly connecting to the ONAIR including its local log file folder.
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Security
Click on the 'Options' button from the main screen.
The Security Tab should be active and displayed. If the 'Audio' Tab is currently displayed, click on the
Security tab.
You should see the following screen.
Security Options:
With the above feature enabled, the user will not be able to insert a voice track manually preventing
unwanted change in the log schedule. Only the scheduled voice tracks will be available to the user to
record.
With this feature enabled the user can not move any elements within the log schedule. This feature
along with the 'Disable Insert VTrack Button' when enabled will ensure that only the scheduled voice
tracks spots are voiced in addition to preventing any spot changes within the schedule log.
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This feature when enabled from any spot in the log from being deleted. It is usually enabled where
scheduled voice tracks and cut and paste features have been disabled. This button is only active
when a scheduled or non-scheduled voice track is highlighted or selected.
This feature when enabled along with 'Disable Delete Button' Will prevent the user from deleting any
log based item including VT's, digital items and feed items.
Playback Options:
This will automatically start the record at the EOM of the first track in the play out window. This is
sometimes referred to as the previous or 'Pre' cut when referencing a voice track procession or
arrangement.
The default setting of the application is to have the user select the space bar on the keyboard to start
the VT recording. This has been set in this manner to provide direct control to the user to decide when
to start their voice track while monitoring the Pre cut in the play out display. This value is adjustable
from 3 to 10 seconds.
Change Password:
It is suggested that the IT or system admin create a password shortly after installation to prevent
unwanted access to the Options and their functions/features. You will be required to enter the
password twice. This password will be required any time the Options button is selected
Once you have made any changes to the Options section overall, click on the 'OK' button to save, click
on 'Cancel' to leave without saving.
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Audio
Click on the 'Options' button from the RVT main screen and select 'Audio'. You should see the
following screen.
Audio Input:
Select the appropriate audio device that has been wired to your console or connected to the PC for
recording and select the appropriate sample rate. The sample rate is generally 44,100 unless you are
using an AXIA AoIP driver where the record sample rate must be set to 48,000. Some digital console
or systems also have been configured to 48,000. This is common where there are combined video
and audio facilities.
Select the appropriate output audio device and corresponding sample rate similar to the input. It
should be noted that AXIA AoIP output sample rate can be set to 44,100.
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Open a Log File
Same Day or 'Attach' Mode
To open the same day log in Voice Tracking click on the 'Attach' button
Future Day Log or 'Connected' Mode
To open a future day log in Voice Tracking click on the 'Open Log' button
If you are in 'Attach Mode' you may begin Voice Tracking with a pre-scheduled VT log or simply insert
spots where required.
When opening a future day log, the path will be based on your voice tracking configuration.
Specifically, if you have enabled 'network' based log files, the the log file path will follow your central
log file location. This is important as Voice Tracking would normally open the log file path local to each
ONAIR without this feature. Changes would then be overwritten by Store Forward and thus removing
all current and completed voice tracks.
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Open a Log File
Note the file path when using the folder up button through Windows Explorer. I have used the Audio
Server with a logs folder directory as my central log storage location.
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Using Voice Tracking
There are two modes for Voice Tracking that have previously been outlined; 'Attach' and 'Connected'.
When the user is in 'Connected' mode, they will be voice tracking for a future day log. If the user
selects the Attach mode or opens the log file with the current day's date, Attach Mode will appear in
red at the top right corner. Where a future day log is opened, Connected will always appear in blue at
the top right corner.
Attach mode will always display current time to the end of day when voice tracking.
NOTE:
You cannot voice track spots for a time earlier than the present while in Attach mode.
We will refer to three methods of voice tracking:
· Automatic Voice Track where the voice track will appear in the log under the default (and only) voice
track category with cut number generated when you record in voice tracking
· Automatic Voice Track with Category where the voice track will appear in the log under a scheduled
category with the cut number automatically generated when you record in voice tracking.
· Specified Voice Track where the voice track is scheduled into the merged log as a digital event and
the time, category, and cut number is predetermined.
Insert
Where the user can insert voice tracks manually anywhere in the log (current time to end of day for
Attach Mode). This can be used at anytime in addition to already existing voice tracks in a specific log.
The voice track insert ability can be enabled or disabled through the options under password
protection where required.The number associated with the voice track follows the following parameters
when the Insert, Automatic Voice Track or Automatic Voice Track with Category method is
implemented.
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You can insert up to 9 voice tracks under this numbering scheme per hour. Where the user would
require more than 9 voice tracks in a specific hour, a second voice tracking category can be create in
Production allowing for an additional 9 inserts.
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Insert Mode
Launch voice tracking and connect to the desired ONAIR format.
Click on the 'Attach' button for same day voice tracking from the panel displayed below.
You will see the following screen and the same day from the current time displayed.
Click on the 'Connect' button for future day voice tracking from the panel displayed below.
You should now see the connection screen as displayed above.
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Click on 'Open Log' and select the appropriate day to voice track.
NOTE: .INT type logs are generated by a music system only merge. There is no traffic file in the
merge, only music and voice tracking. This allows traffic to be merged at a later time while voice
tracks can be completed previous to the traffic merge. This is particularly useful for late traffic entries,
staff holidays, etc.
To Insert a Voice Track:
Use the scroll bar located at the top right hand side of the log window to move to the desired time in
which to insert a voice track.
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Once you have located the appropriate time and spot, click on the track directly below where you want
to insert a voice track.
Click 'Insert'
The voice track is now ready for recording.
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Scheduled Mode
For Scheduled Mode Voice Tracks:
Follow the same process as with the Insert Mode to attach or connect to the desired ONAIR format.
Recording voice tracks under scheduled mode allows the user to use the 'Find' button to locate voice
tracks starting from the point in which you highlight or from the start of the log where there is no time or
spot highlighted.
Example of Automatic Voice Track with Category method.
The default voice tracking category is 'VTR' and is the category that appears when only one voice
tracking category is available through Production. If you have multiple 'V' categories created through
Production, you must specify the correct category when scheduling the log. The Specific Voice Track
method would be scheduled the same as any standard digital event either through Log Tools
templates or a third party music scheduler using log notes.
For more information on log notes and how to schedule voice tracks into a log, please refer to the Log
Tools user guide.
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Voice Tracking Recording
The automatic or EOM and Space Bar recording methods for voice tracking will be outlined in this
section along with all feature and tab functions that are available.
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Recording a Voice Track using the Space Bar
Recording a Voice Track using the EOM
Voice Track Recording Buttons
Using the Voice Track Features
Voice Track Tab Features
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Recording a Voice Track using the Space Bar
To verify that you have configured Voice Tracing to record based on the Space Bar, go to 'Options',
then 'Security'
The above example displays that the 'Enable EOM recording start' is not enabled and therefore the
space bar is currently active.
Once you have selected a future day or same day log to voice track, Find a suitable location to insert a
voice track or select/highlight a scheduled voice track and click on 'Record'. Remember, you can use
the 'Find' button to locate scheduled Voice Tracks. Depress the space bar at the point that you want
the EOM to be placed on the previous cut. This in turn will start the recording and you can lay down
your voice track. Depress the space bar again to place the EOM on your voice track then depress the
space bar again to place a stop marker on the voice track.
To recap on the Space Bar recording process:
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Click on 'Record' using mouse or touch screen
Press the Space Bar to start the recording prior to the EOM of the previous cut
Press the Space Bar to set the EOM on the voice track you are recording
Press the Space Bar to stop the recording
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If satisfied with the voice track and potential SFX added, you may now add any required music beds
and adjust volume to suit your required mix.
To 'tighten' the start timing of the voice track recording, move the EOM of the first track to change the
start point of the voice track recording to suit requirements.
Hint: Use the '-' and '+' buttons to zoom in and out to better view the waveforms when editing.
Above screen shot displaying the EOM of the first track being moved to the left to overlap and mix the voice track
recording.
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Use the 'Audition' button to review the audio mix to ensure the timing is correct. Change the EOM of
the voice track recording to move the timing of the post or third track to the required timing.
Note: The Intro of a song will be highlighted in blue if set within Production.
Screen shot displaying the EOM of the voice track being moved to the left to match the intro of the following song.
Audition the audio from the second track versus the first track by clicking on the bar directly above the
second track. This will turn the track bar 'grey' and start the audio playback from the second track
based on the number of seconds you have previously configured under the the playback options.
Screen shot displaying the second track bar highlighted and audio previewing based on Audition being selected.
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Recording a Voice Track using the EOM
This feature must be enabled under "Options', 'Security' and 'Playback Options'.
Enable the 'Enable EOM recording start' as displayed below.
You may change how far back the Outro of the previous track will play back from the EOM. The
default value is set to 5 seconds and this value is adjustable from 3 to 10 seconds.
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In the examples below, note that the recording will start automatically when the EOM of the previous
track is reached.
Screen shot of Outro countdown with EOM recording enabled.
Screen shot showing record start based on EOM of the previous track being passed.
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This is a convenient method where the announcer does not want to manually start the voice track
recording. The EOM placement can be moved to suit tastes after the recording has been completed.
Click on the EOM button to set the EOM of the voice track recording. This will mark where the next
track starts in relation to the voice track recording.
Click on the 'Stop' button immediately following clicking on the EOM button to stop the recording.
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To 'tighten' the start timing of the voice track recording, move the EOM of the first track to change the
start point of the voice track recording to suit requirements.
Hint: Use the '-' and '+' buttons to zoom in and out to better view the waveforms when editing.
Above screen shot displaying the EOM of the first track being moved to the left to overlap and mix the voice track
recording.
Use the 'Audition' button to review the audio mix to ensure the timing is correct. Change the EOM of
the voice track recording to move the timing of the post or third track to the required timing.
Note: The Intro of a song will be highlighted in blue if set within Production.
Screen shot displaying the EOM of the voice track being moved to the left to match the intro of the following song.
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Audition the audio from the second track versus the first track by clicking on the bar directly above the
second track. This will turn the track bar 'grey' and start the audio playback from the second track
based on the number of seconds you have previously configured under the the playback options.
Screen shot displaying the second track bar highlighted and audio previewing based on Audition being selected.
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Voice Tracking Recording Buttons
The button panel from the left hand side of the main voice tracking screen provides the following
functions:
· Records your voice track when you select the space bar or can be configured to record based on
previous track EOM
· Places an EOM on the voice track when selected or using the space bar when enabled.
· Monitor will attempt to route audio directly through your sound device (Input to Output monitoring)
where applicable
· Audition will allow you to preview the voice track that you have recorded.
· Save will update the log with the arrangement including voice track that you have completed.
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Using the Voice Track Features
The following Voice Track features will be outlined:
Use the Ctrl key and left mouse click to select
· Voice Track Feature Buttons
· Edit View Play Out
Adding Sound Effects in Realtime (SFX)
· Using the Showlog Page and Inserting Audio or Music Beds
· Using the Record and Playback Meters
· Using the Auto Post/Auto Duck Feature
Using the Record and Playback Meters
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Voice Track Feature Buttons
Locates the first scheduled voice track in the log file.
Allows the user to insert a voice track when enabled
Allows the user to cut/delete any voice track item when enabled.
Allows the user to paste any previously cut voice track to a desired location in the log file
when enabled.
Allows the user to delete and voice track item in the log when enabled.
Allows the user to automatically move the voice track over the intro based on voice track
EOM and the intro time of the following song.
Allows the user to automatically half the volume of the portion of the intro on the following
song. This is to be used ONLY after Auto Post has be deployed.
Clears any inserted SFX
Clears any inserted audio beds
Clears all inserts leaving only the voice track.
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Edit View Play Out
The edit view window displays three tracks in waveform and can be manipulated to play out a specific
track when the same track is highlighted.
Example
None of the tracks displayed below are highlighted so the preview audio will play out the default 5
seconds back from the EOM of the previous cut
Screen shot of audio play out with no tracks highlighted.
The user can highlight track 2 if they only want to preview audio from the voice track. To highlight a
specific track, click on the bar where the track is labeled.
The bar will now highlight grey and the audio will play out by default 5
seconds prior to the EOM of the previous cut. This is the same as with track 1
The track slider is located directly at the bottom of the edit window. The resolution of the bar when
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6.3.1.2.1 Adding Sound Effects in Realtime (SFX)
You can insert SFX (up to 6 items) during the voice track recording. The SFX must be inserted during
the recording and must be less than the overall voice track length or they (or single SFX) will play past
the end of your voice track. When adding multiple SFX, keep in mind the duration and number of
spots you are using relative the the overall voice track length.
Example:
Correct usage
The above example shows the maximum (6 items) being inserted.
Incorrect Usage
The above example shows an inserted SFX that runs longer than the Voice Track.
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The user can raise or lower the volume on each of the recorded SFX. To adjust a specific SFX, left
click on the desired SFX until bold.
Hover over the top edge of the highlighted SFX until double horizontal parallel lines appear then click
and hold down the left mouse button and raise or lower the volume to suit your requirements.
The above screen shot displays the volume lowered specific to the second SFX spot.
Use the Clear FX button to remove all SFX.
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Using the Showlog Page and Inserting Audio or Music Beds
In addition to inserting SFX in realtime during voice track recording, the user can insert beds after the
voice track has been recorded allowing for both volume and fade placement under the voice track.
The above screen shot shows a bed inserted into an existing voice track
The actual bed length is 3:20. However, the bed ends where the EOM in the Voice Track is set. By
adding a few seconds of silence on the end of the voice track,the user can click and drag on the end of
the bed which is in line with the EOM of the voice track and move to the left then ramp down the
volume on the voice track.
A smooth transition is accomplished by moving the bed EOM back to where the voice track audio ends after leaving
silence at the end after recording.
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Using the Auto Post/Auto Duck Feature
Once you have recorded a voice track using the space bar or EOM method, you can save time from
having to manually move the EOM on the voice track by first selecting Auto Post.
Recording prior to selecting Auto Post.
Recording after Auto Post has been selected.
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After selecting Auto Post, the user can then select Auto Duck (if desired) as this will automatically
lower the third track intro volume by half.
Note: The user should always select Auto Post prior to Auto Duck to ensure the intro timing of the
following track has been adjusted correctly with respect to the EOM of the voice track prior to lowering
the volume (Auto Duck) on the intro.
Screen shot prior to selecting Auto Duck.
Screen shot after selecting Auto Duck
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6.3.1.4.1 Using the Record and Playback Meters
The meter display reflects 'peak' and not average. The actual audio level can vary between sound
devices so it is recommended that you use your audio or sound console as the reference point and
adjust input and output levels to match accordingly.
'Rule of Thumb'
In most case, you will want to keep the levels in the 'green' to avoid clipping or distortion. A '-7' level
average is a good starting point when dialing in the sound quality and level of your recording. Using
the 'Audition' button run over several recordings to ensure you have the required levels for both
recording and playback.
You will want to match the audio level of your audio library as close as possible in order to have
consistent and professional sounding voice tracks.
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6.4
Voice Tracking Tab Features
There are three tab based features available for Voice Tracking.
· Showlog
· Info
· Back Sell
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Showlog
The same Showlogs that have been created to a specific ONAIR are available to Voice Tracking when
you connect through the ONAIR station selection. Once you have connected, the Showlog tab should
be visible by default. Click on the
see the following screen.
button at the bottom of the Showlog tab and you should
All Showlog pages that have created within the ONAIR application that you have connected or
attached to will be available through the Showlog load screen.
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button.
Your Showlog page will load and now be ready to play out audio in real time along with your voice track
or to insert as beds into the voice tracking edit screen.
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Info
The info tab displays details about the pre and post songs/spots surround a voice track. Where there
is no voice track yet recorded, the display will reside where the user has highlighted within the log.
Social networking links are available from this page providing quick show prep on artist if required.
Social networking links search based on the artist field so station ID's or other spots that have the
station name in the artist field can be used to quickly access their accounts at specific log based times.
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Back Sell
The Back Sell tab contains four previous and three future log based items.
The displayed items under back sell will always be centered around the voice track you have either
inserted or highlighted on in the log
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Appendices
The following items are covered.
Use the Ctrl key and left mouse button to select
· Minimum and Recommended Hardware Requirements
· Sound Cards and Audio Devices
· Other
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Minimum and Recommended Hardware Requirements
Computer
Description
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
P4 2.4 GHz or higher
i Series Intel
RAM
1 GB
1 GB
1280 X 1024
1280 X 1024 native
*
Non-Onboard
250 MB
>250 MB
Screen
Resolution
Video
Hard Drive space
The minimum screen resolution required for ONAIR, ONAIR Remote and ONAIR Workstation
is 1280 x 1024. All other OMT applications can run at 1024 x 768.
* Onboard video may not provide satisfactory performance based on the manufacturer chipset. It is
recommended to use a separate PCI-X or other video card as it will provide better performance versus
onboard video. Most onboard video will perform satisfactorily based on the later video chipset
available.
Server
Description
Minimum
Recommended
CPU
P4 2.4 GHz or higher
i Series, Xeon
RAM
2 GB
2 GB
*1280 X 1024
*1280 X 1024
*
*
RAID 5
RAID 5
Screen
Resolution
Video
Storage Array
Supported OS
Operating System
Type of Computer
Win XP PRO 32 bit
Workstation
Win 7 PRO 32 or 64 bit
Workstation
Win 2K3/Win 2K8
32 or 64 bit
Audio Server
All Media Touch applications running on a workstation require WIN XP PRO or Win 7 PRO 32/64 at
this time. Database and audio assets that reside on a central server may run 32 or 64 bit server OS
based on RAID driver compatibility.
NOTE:
· There is no support for VMWare of Microsoft Virtualization at this time.
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·
·
·
A VPN is required for use with VTP and RVT applications
A separate workstation is required for the VTP
Some third party vendors do not support 64 bit OS, please check with the vendor prior to
purchasing an I/O card, RAID controller, etc.
*1280 x 1024
Server screen resolution does not have to be 1280 x 1024. However, if you are running a
KVM solution, you will most likely include control for both ONAIR and your audio server in
which case the KVM solution will require 1280 x 1024 resolution.
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Sound Cards and Audio Devices
Under XP PRO
Manufacturer
Audio Science
Model
Driver
5000 series
WDM
2408/826/896/24 I/O
WDM
44/66/1010
VX 222/442/822
WDM
WDM
Antex
LX 44, BX 12, SC 2000
WDM
Lynx
Lynx II, AES 16
WDM
ECHO
Layla 3G, Mia
WDM
1100
All
WDM
WDM
MOTU
Delta
Digigram
Orban
Realtek/Onboard
Under Windows 7 32/64
Manufacturer
Model
Driver
Wheatstone E-Series
AXIA
AoIP Driver
AoIP Driver
WDM
WDM
Audio Science
5000 series
WDM
MOTU
2408/826/896/24 I/O
WDM
Delta
44/66/1010
WDM
LoLa 280
All
WDM
WDM
Digigram
Realtek/Onboard
OMT Software applications will support a wide variety of audio cards provided they have a valid WDM
driver. Multiple cards can be installed using ASI, MOTU, Antex, and Digigram. AoIP drivers can be
purchased through OMT in single or multiple channel licenses along with full GPIO/Audio Routing
interfaces for Wheatstone E-Series or AXIA.
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Other
It is recommend having two hard drives in all Media Touch workstations that record and/or play
out audio. This allows a separate drive/array for audio storage and access. A RAID 5 storage
array is recommended for dedicated audio servers and 8 and 12 channel Logger applications.
ONAIR computers acting as a server may also require a RAID 5 array based on the amount of
recording or Production units.
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