How do I import audio into Ampify Studio?
To import audio into Ampify Studio, simply click and drag your chosen audio file into a cell from File Explorer (windows) or Finder (Mac).
The sample will then be analysed and the tempo, key, and number of beats will be calculated. A window will then appear asking you to confirm the sound's properties (which can be edited if incorrect). Click Import to finish.
Your sample will then be imported into your chosen cell, highlighted yellow.
What type of file can I import?
There are various File types which can be imported, these are:
- .m4a (AAC)
- .m4a (ALAC)
(Please note, other file types will result in an import error.)
How do I get my samples to fit in with the rest of my project?
Ampify Studio's audio import feature can automatically read the key and tempo of your imported sample. Once the tempo and key of the sample you are importing has been recognised, it will be synced to the currently set tempo and key of the project.
However, if the tempo and key of your sample have not been correctly analysed, we recommend you manually rename the file to include this information.
The best way to do this is by separating the key and tempo with a hyphen in the file name, for example:
This example contains the name of the sample (bass-drop), its key (C minor), and tempo (135 bpm).
Why is the key incorrectly analysed when I import a sample in a major key?
You may notice that the majority of the sounds available in Ampify Studio are in a minor key. This is because our sound packs reflect today’s popular music, which is commonly in a minor key.
Therefore, the keys in Ampify Studio's key wheel are all minor.
So to make sure your major key sample best fits with your project, the audio import feature sets the key as its relative minor.
(A relative minor key shares all the same notes as its respective major key, except the notes in the scale are arranged differently.)
For example, if the file name included ‘Dmaj’ (D major), the audio import feature would automatically insert B minor as the key.