Thank you for downloading the OvalDNA player. The following tutorial will give an overview of the UI elements in Iteration 1 of the application.
All actions in the OvalDNA player are accomplished with the mouse.
The upper left portion of the screen contains the Sample Browser. This window contains a potential 64 samples from Oval tracks, released periodically in Soundpacks. Hover the mouse over a Sample Icon to preview the sound.
Directly under the Sample Browser are the Browser Panes. These panes contain sounds from different sonic categories from all the OvalDNA Soundpacks. Samples with the same Icon are from the same Oval track. The orange pane samples are always the primary sound, and samples of other colors support it.
In the center of the screen is the Mix Window. Drag a sample icon from the Sample Browser and drop it on the Mix Window to start it playing. Drag a sample back and forth to change its position in relation to other Mix Window samples. To remove a sample from the Mix Window, drag it off into the background.
To the left of the Mix Window are the Brackets. Clicking on a bracket will load a selection of samples from a different Oval track. The primary orange pane sample will be placed in the first Mix Window slot, and two to four other samples from the same track will be selected randomly and fill the adjacent slots. Clicking on the bracket multiple times will advance through the tracks of a single Soundpack.
Above the Mix Window are the Volume and Pan controls for each Mix Window slot. Click on a sample to update the controls with the current values for that slot. Then, adjust the current sample’s volume and pan settings by moving these sliders.
Click the Shuffle button to slide all samples around in their slots randomly.
Click this button to Clear the Mix Window.
Drag Fade Icons onto samples in the Mix Window to apply a fade effect to the samples. Fade In, Fade Out, Fade In/Out, Solo and Mute are available. Drag a Fade Icon off a sample onto the background to remove it.
When you have a mix that you like, click the Wav Export button to write the track to a wave file on disk.
This covers all the current features in the OvalDNA player Iteration 1. If you have any more questions about Iteration 1 functionality, head on over to the forum.