How-To

 


Register
Login
Change your user page
Upload a sound
Browse your sounds
Change your sound’s attributes
Link sounds together (such as in a mix)
Mark a sound as a mix
Add a sound to your sound pool
Create a reference from your sound pool to a mix
Edit a reference
Browse sounds

Register

To register, click on the register link in the menu bar.  Fill out your username, e-mail and type out the captcha image.  Click register.  If the info is correct, click “Yes”, otherwise go back and re-fill the information.  An e-mail will be sent to your registered address.

Once you get the e-mail, click on the link in it.  Fill out your password (6 characters minimum) in both fields.  Note:  passwords are stored in an encrypted format to keep your password secure.

Login

Click on login in the menu bar at top.  Enter your username and password.

Change your user page

Your userpage is called “laboratory”.  Click on laboratory to go to it.  Type what you want in the rich text editor below “your user info”.  Once you’re done, click “edit about”.

Upload a sound

To upload, just click “upload mix” or “upload sound” (default).  A mix is something that contains other sounds.  You can set it later as described below.  Then click “browse” and select a file to upload.  Now, just click “upload”.  Your sound will be displayed on the right side. Note: only .mp3 files are currently supported.

You can see how much of your upload limit is currently used.

Browse your sounds

From your lab page, you can see and play  sound files (by clicking on the play arrow) you’ve uploaded.  Click on the green link to the right of the play button to go to that sound’s page.  To display additional sounds, click on the right arrow or left arrow below the sound listings.

Change your sound’s attributes

Go to the sound you want to change’s page.  Attributes you can change have a dotted box around the name of the attribute.  Click on it and a text edit box will appear.  Change what you want in it then click on the name box to submit the change or click on the x to cancel.

Link sounds together

To link sounds, there needs to be a soundfile uploaded called a “mix”.  Once you have a mix, you can add sounds from your sound pool to it.

Mark a sound as a mix

Either designate the sound as a mix when you upload it, or go to the sound page and click on the record near the top of the page.

Add a sound to your sound pool

Go to the sound page you want to add to your sound pool and click on the “+” at the top left of the page.

Create a reference from your sound pool to a mix

With a sound in your sound pool, go to the page of the mix and click the “+” in your sound pool next to the sound you want to link.

Edit a reference

From the mix page, click on the reference in the sound listing in the right hand side.  Edit it like any other sound page.

Browse sounds

You can find sounds either by clicking on tags from a sound page to see what else has the same tag.  Or click on “recent mixes” in the menu bar, type a tag to search for and click search.  Or you can go through all sounds on the site from the browse sounds page.

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