Sample Editor

Double tap an audio event to enter the Sample Editor.

Miniature panel

The top grey panel shows the entire waveform of your audio file. The marked region is displayed in the main window. Drag the left or right marker to zoom in / out and drag the region to adjust your view's position.


Between the main and miniature panel lies the ruler, which includes a playhead and two selection locators. Use these to adjust the selection within your audio event, which is marked blue. Depending on the your current time display setting (in the transport panel), the ruler will either display time in seconds or bars / beats.

Editing stretched / transposed audio

Since time-stretching works non-destructively, the audio editor will show and play back every audio event in its original time scale without any time-stretching or pitch shifting applied.

Play button

Sitting in the top left corner of the Sample Editor, the play button plays back the file that is currently being edited in the Sample Editor.


To the left, there is a list of tools available to manipulate your audio file:

Save to Media

Saves the current audio event as a wave file in the MediaBay Audio directory. Use it to save changes in audio files, save new microphone recordings or make audio material available for use in other projects.

Saving to MediaBay writes the event's current tempo information into the resulting WAV file (iXML format).


Tap the event's name in the top left corner of the Sample Editor to bring up the rename dialog.

BPM button

On the right of the audio editor the audio file's tempo is displayed.