4.3.3. Loading and Saving Overtone Slider Layouts

If you have created a complex configuration of Overtone Sliders, you might want to save it so that it can be used again later. Overtone Analyzer will automatically remember the slider layouts for the last few audio recordings, but you can also explicitly save a slider layout so that you can use it for different audio files, or on their own.

Saving a slider layout

Click on SlidersSave note slider layout and specify where you want to save the layout file. The file type ending is .oa (for Overtone Analyzer Files).

Loading a slider layout

Click on SlidersLoad note slider layout to open an existing .oa file. This will replace your current slider layout.

Export note sliders as MIDI

Click on SlidersExport note sliders as MIDI to save the current note slider layout into a MIDI file which can be played by many audio programs, and which can be imported as a note track into your music notation software.

At the bottom of the export dialog you can choose if you want to export just the fundamental notes, or the fundamentals and the overtones. The latter option is only relevant if you have transcribed or composed a piece with overtones, where the Overtone Sliders have a fundamental, and at least one overtone. In that case the fundamentals and overtones will be exported as two separate voices.

Specifying the default layout for new files

By default, when you create a new file, you will have a single overtone slider with a fundamental frequency of 220Hz (which is the note A3). If you simply want to change the number of displayed sliders, or turn sliders off for new documents, go to Options / Customize / Advanced Settings and change the Initial number of Overtone Sliders.

You can also save a slider layout as DefaultSliderLayout.oa into the folder where VoceVista Video is installed. After you restart the application, new documents will use this layout. Note: You still have to set the number of sliders to appear in the advanced options.