Basics 2017-06-09T16:02:17+00:00

Basics

We will now take a look at the Basics including some important concepts, common controls, and basic operations.

First, we need music!

Anytune integrates seamlessly with iTunes. You can browse content in the music library of your device by categories including Songs, Playlists, Artists and Albums.

Reveal these categories in the Songs view

  • On iPhone – Tap the <
  • On iPad – Tap the Songs button
  • On Mac – Tap the button or type ⇧⌘O

Searching and Filtering

Tap a letter in the alpha index to jump to that position in the list.

The Filter box at the bottom of the Songs list allows you to narrow your search. The current list will be modified to contain only entries that contain the text you type.

Display the Search box by taping the at the top of the alpha index or scrolling to the top of the list. Your entire music library is searched and matching Song, Artist, Album or Playlist matching entries are displayed.

Importing (Playing) Music

Scroll through the list and tap to select. Selecting a song “imports” the music file into Anytune. Once imported you will see a button appear with the song. Tap this button to view and modify song data.

You can also import songs directly into Anytune through Open-In, Email, Dropbox or over Wi-Fi from the browser of a computer on the same LAN which we will discuss in the Importing section.

Anytune supports MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC (.m4a) and Apple Lossless. Anytune will also extract the audio from most videos files.
Anytune cannot play DRM protected files. Anytune will not playback MIDI files, but there are some online tools available that will let you convert MIDI files to mp3s. iTunes can also do the conversion.

Song Info

Song info is displayed is displayed in the Navigation Bar at the top of the Playback view:

Artist Current Playlist Name
Song Title count of total songs in list
Album Title ## BPM

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

The song’s beats per minute (BPM) is displayed in the song info on the Song Info / Nav bar. The BPM value in the iTunes song Info if it exists. Otherwise, the BPM value is estimated as the song is imported. The displayed value changes as you change the tempo.

You can also override the value by editing the song’s meta data in Anytune or reload a value saved in the song file.

Override the BPM value: Tap the button to revel the Tune Info. Tap “Edit” and the BPM value field.

You can also import songs directly into Anytune through email, Dropbox or over Wi-Fi from the browser of a computer on the LAN.

Scroll Slider

You can drag the slider or give it a spin. Touch the slider then drag your finger for fine precision adjustments. Touch and flick the slider to spin the slider and make a large adjustment. The value is displayed on the slider. Tap buttons on either side of the slider to step up or down in increments.

Scroll Slider
Reset a slider value: Double tap the middle of the slider to toggle between default and previously set value.

This slider is used throughout the App. Controls glow blue when activated or selected.

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

The song’s beats per minute (BPM) is displayed in the song info on the Song Info / Nav bar. The BPM value in the iTunes song Info if it exists. Otherwise, the BPM value is estimated as the song is imported. The displayed value changes as you change the tempo.

You can also override the value by editing the song’s meta data in Anytune or reload a value saved in the song file.

Override the BPM value: Tap the button to revel the Tune Info. Tap “Edit” and the BPM value field.

Modes

Select a mode to display controls used for a specific task.

Play Basic controls for navigation and adjusting tempo and pitch
Loop1 Creation and adjusting loops
LiveMix1 Gain, balance, and LiveMix mixing
EQ FineTouch EQ controls for pinpointing your instrument Audiomarks Manage and navigate to Audio and Loopmarks
Audiomarks1 Manage and navigate to Audio and Loopmarks/td>
Lyrics View lyrics or textual scores.

1 – The Loop, LiveMix and Audiomark modes are only required on the iPhone version. These controls can be toggled on and off from the Play mode on the iPad version.

Tap the desired mode on the mode selector bar to change modes on the iPad.

Tap  to reveal the Mode selector on the iPhone. Tap the desired mode button to change the mode. The current mode is displayed in the button.

Settings

Anytune saves settings for each song. The song settings or meta data includes tempo, pitch, marks, loops, BPM, notes, gain, pan, EQ settings, … . Settings for an individual song or your entire library can be exported to an Anytune config file (<file>.atcfg).

Anytune’s system settings provide ways to modify Anytune’s global behaviour. Some song settings such as gain can be maintained across songs using the “Global” system settings.

Help

If you have questions or are having problems there are several ways to get help.
Tap  to show the help menu and options including in-app access to:

this User GuideForums and FAQsTutorial videos on our YouTube Channelsend a message to Email Support

Note: Sending an Email from within Anytune will include version and hardware information.

Note: Sending an Email from within Anytune will include version and hardware information.

Toggle Help bubbles

Tap  to show the help menu. Help bubbles provide a short description for the visible controls. You can use the
controls while the help bubbles are visible. Tap  again to remove the bubbles.

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If you have a problem, question or suggestion about Anytune please contact us! We are always happy to hear from you.

Tutorial videos are found on our YouTube Channel

Troubleshooting

If you are having a serious issue please try these trouble shooting steps.

Toggle Help bubbles: Tap  to show the help menu. Help bubbles provide a short description for the visible controls. You can use the controls while the help bubbles are visible. Tap  again to remove the bubbles.

Status Icons
Status icons are displayed in the zoomed view indicating which features or settings are enabled:

Navigation
There are two waveform views. A full song view with a draggable playhead and a larger zoomed view that shows a detailed section of the track centered on the playhead location in a scroll view.

Use the following buttons for additional navigation functions:
Pro – This is a Pro and HQ feature.