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Manual - Table of Contents

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This wiki version of the manual is based on a document originally authored by Rui Nuno Capela, James Laco Hines and Stephen Doonan.


Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1 Abstract

1.2 Introduction

2 Installing and Configuring Qtractor

2.1 About Compiling Qtractor from its Source Code

2.2 Preparation--Required and Optional Prerequisites
    2.2.1 Mandatory Software
    2.2.2 Optional Support Libraries (at build time)

2.3 Downloading Qtractor
    2.3.1 Qtractor for Everyone
    2.3.2 Qtractor for the Experienced and Adventurous

2.4 Compiling and Installing Qtractor
    2.4.1 Standard Compiling and Installation
    2.4.2 Compiling for Native Linux VST Support (optional)
    2.4.3 Compiling Qtractor with Debugging Code Included

2.5 Qtractor's Configuration Settings File

2.6 QJackCtl

2.7 Audio and MIDI Input

3 Learning Qtractor--An Example Session

3.1 Preparation

3.2 Importing an Audio File

3.3 Connecting the MIDI data source to Qtractor

3.4 Creating a MIDI track

3.5 Recording and Playback

3.6 Next Steps

4 Qtractor--An Overview

4.1 Routing--Connections, Ports, Tracks and Buses
    4.1.1 Routing--General Concepts and Information
    4.1.2 Routing in Qtractor
    4.1.3 Routing--Technical Notes

4.2 Qtractor's Main Window and Work Area

4.3 Understanding a Qtractor Session (recording or editing)
    4.3.1 Session Audio Sample Rate
    4.3.2 Session Properties including Time Signature and Tempo
    4.3.3 Session Options

4.4 Files

4.5 Clips
    4.5.1 Clips Summary
    4.5.2 Copying, Cutting, Splitting and Merging
    4.5.3 Simple Fades
    4.5.4 Clip Properties

4.6 Qtractor Main Workspace--Tracks Area
    4.6.1 Tracks Summary
    4.6.2 Track States
    4.6.3 Making Selections - Select Modes
    4.6.4 Making Selections - Edit Markers
    4.6.5 Loops
    4.6.6 Paste Repeat
    4.6.7 Punch In/Out
    4.6.8 Automation

4.7 Mixer
    4.7.1 Mixer Summary
    4.7.2 Setting Levels
    4.7.3 Panning

4.8 Connections and Buses
    4.8.1 Connections
    4.8.2 Buses

4.9 Plug-ins
    4.9.1 Plug-ins Summary
    4.9.2 LADSPA
    4.9.3 DSSI
    4.9.4 VST (Linux Native)
    4.9.5 LV2

4.10 Working with MIDI
    4.10.1 MIDI Summary
    4.10.2 Importing MIDI Data
    4.10.3 Creating MIDI Data with a MIDI Controller
    4.10.4 Creating MIDI Data with the MIDI Editor
    4.10.5 Additional MIDI Editor Features
    4.10.6 MIDI Instruments
    4.10.7 Soft Synths
    4.10.8 Soft Synths as Plug-ins
    4.10.9 Stand-alone Soft Synths

4.11 Working with Audio
    4.11.1 Audio Summary
    4.11.2 Importing Audio Files
    4.11.3 Recording Audio
    4.11.4 Recording from Line-In
    4.11.5 Recording from USB
    4.11.6 Recording Takes

4.12 Audio / MIDI Export

4.13 Keyboard Shortcuts Editor

4.14 Snapshots, Templates and Archives
    4.14.1 Snapshots
    4.14.2 Templates
    4.14.3 Archives

5 Qtractor Menus

5.1 Main Workspace

5.2 MIDI Editor

5.3 View / Options

6 Appendixes

6.1 References


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