Importing Existing Recordings

Importing Existing Recordings

You can import recordings that you have made outside VinylStudio into your collection. To do so, proceed as follows:


If you wish to import additional sound files for an existing album, click on Work with an existing album, then select the album from the dropdown list and click on Import Sound File(s). You can also import files via the File History List in the Cleanup Audio window, where you can see which files have been imported or recorded previously for a particular album side.

The files you select will, at your option, either be left where they are or copied or moved into VinylStudio's recordings folder. VinylStudio can import a variety of recording formats.

If you wish to re-import a file that you have edited outside VinyStudio, please refer to the File History List help topic. You can also use the File History List to convert between recording formats.

Importing Multiple Files

As of VinylStudio V8.7, you can import several files at once for any particular album. This can be useful where the files are individual tracks, rather than whole album sides. VinylStudio can insert trackbreaks between the files for you and automatically name the tracks from the file names.

To import multile files, ctrl+click (or, on the Mac, command+click) or shift+click on the files when they are displayed in the list. VinylStudio will then take care of the rest. If the files are not in the right order, you can drag them around after you open them (but before you complete the import).

Please note that to import more than one file at a time, you need VinylStudio Pro.

Importing and Exporting Cue Sheets

VinylStudio can now import albums from cue sheets. Just click Import Cue Sheet and select the file or files you wish to import. The rest is automatic.

VinylStudio can also generate cue sheets for some or all of the albums in your collection. To generate a cue sheet (or sheets) for a single album, select Generate cue sheets from the Album menu.

You can also generate cue sheets for several albums at a time in the Batch window. To do this, tick the boxes for the albums you wish to process and then click on the More button and select Generate Cue sheets for Selected Albums.

Please note that to import or export cue sheets, you need VinylStudio Pro.