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coldethyl    0

I'm currently trying to upload a music file that I did using Kristal Audio.

But when I followed Clancy's instructions on how to upload the file, it kept saying "Upload Error" and Invalid File.

Is there something I'm not doing that I should be or what?:helpsmili

Or is there something I needed to do in Kristal Audio when I went to save it?:helpsmili

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coldethyl    0
What is the file extension Neil? Does it end with .mp3?

Clancy

It just say's the name of my file.Kristal

For example....little martha.kristal (not that I'm doing that song)

Underneath that it say's..Audio Input 1 - Kristal Waver

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OldG    3

to save your song follow this:

go to file (next to engine - top left), there is an option to export mixdown in the dropdown list, a box will open (as piccie) you just need to choose a name and where to save it. the wav you saved will then need converting to mp3(as mentioned above in my previous post- or take it to audacity to get to mp3) to upload here.

hope that helps

Mick

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Tekker    1

What's not working? The mixdown in Kristal or uploading?

The .Kristal file is the project file that you open within kristal, this file doesn't contain any audio data. So when someone tried to open it, it would open Kristal (if they had Kristal installed on their PC) but there wouldn't be any audio in it.

To upload your song, you'll have to mixdown your project to a wave file as OldG described. But wave files are very large files and will likely excede the file size limit for the message board uploads. So you'll then need to convert the wave file that you made in Kristal to a smaller mp3 file using the program OldG posted.

Following the process from Kristal --> Wave file --> mp3 should work just fine.... Unless the mp3 is still to large and excedes the file size limit again when you try to upload. If that's the case, then sign up for a free www.dmusic.com account and you can post larger mp3 files there. :)

-tkr

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coldethyl    0
What's not working? The mixdown in Kristal or uploading?

The .Kristal file is the project file that you open within kristal, this file doesn't contain any audio data. So when someone tried to open it, it would open Kristal (if they had Kristal installed on their PC) but there wouldn't be any audio in it.

To upload your song, you'll have to mixdown your project to a wave file as OldG described. But wave files are very large files and will likely excede the file size limit for the message board uploads. So you'll then need to convert the wave file that you made in Kristal to a smaller mp3 file using the program OldG posted.

Following the process from Kristal --> Wave file --> mp3 should work just fine.... Unless the mp3 is still to large and excedes the file size limit again when you try to upload. If that's the case, then sign up for a free www.dmusic.com account and you can post larger mp3 files there. :)

-tkr

With the file I created using Kristal, I saved it in My Docs and I can open it and play it again in Kristal. Problem is, I can't upload it and whenever I go to use mixdown, it tells me "estimated mixdown length is zero, please set Left/Right locators!"

Now I don't know if what I was attempting was correct or not but I gather the locators are located on the mixer and to be perfectly honest, (forgive me please if I come across as dumb) but I'm not exactly sure what it's telling me to do.

Is there any way you could give me a step by step procedure as to what I need to do in order to upload my audio file on this forum using the same file I created on Kristal?

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Tekker    1

Wow, you're right, that is weird. I could see the locators in the timeline bar (the little white triangle in the left hand corner of the timeline bar) but unlike any other recording program I have seen you can't simply grab and slide them. I finally had to look it up in the help files to figure it out.... So apparently you have to use Ctrl + left mouse click to set the left locator and Ctrl + right mouse click to set the right indicator. That's pretty unintuitive, but at least the help file is good. ;)

So all you have to do is hold down the ctrl key and then right click at the very end of your song. This will move the right locator to the end of your song (you shouldn't have to do anything with the left locator as it should already be at the beginning of your song).

Now you can do your mixdown and it should work. :winkthumb:

BTW, if you want to see more, go into the help file (press F1) and then under the Tutorials section, click on the "Mixdown & Bouncing" tutorial.

With the file I created using Kristal, I saved it in My Docs and I can open it and play it again in Kristal.

But that will only work on your computer. If anyone else tried to open your .Kristal file on their computer, there wouldn't be any audio in the project when they opened it.

The .Kristal project file contains no audio data within it, but it looks in the project folder for your song on your hard drive where the wave file(s) for that song are located. So when you open the .Kristal file it automatically looks in your project folder and loads the wave files into the project.

If you uploaded the .Kristal file and someone else downloaded it and tried to open it, they wouldn't have your wave files on their computer so the .Kristal file would not be able to open any audio on their computer.

Hopefully that explains it a little better. :)

-tkr

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