Setting Up Preferences.



During playback: Choose whether the window will automatically scroll continuously or scroll page- by-page to keep the green playback marker visible when it reaches the right edge. You can still scroll manually to other parts of the waveform. Choose "Do nothing" to prevent the window from scrolling automatically.

Scroll wheel: Check this option to enable scroll-zoom using the trackpad (gestures) or mouse.

Document defaults

This section allows you to set the default sample rate, sample size, and horizontal scale (zoom) of newly opened and created documents.

At startup create a new window: Check this box to automatically create a new, empty document when there are no other files open.


The colors used to draw the main waveform views, markers, and grid can be changed. They can also be reset to their factory defaults.


By default, Sound Studio uses the audio input and output hardware selections from the System Preferences. You can specify that Sound Studio use a specific hardware device for input and another for output.

Most computers have built-in audio hardware, and this would show up as “Built-In” audio. If you have installed or plugged in some other audio hardware, such as a USB or FireWire audio device, you can select it in the preferences. The selection here only affects Sound Studio, so you can have Sound Studio play audio to one device while other applications play audio on another device.

Input controls the audio recording or capture hardware. Output controls the audio playback hardware.

Open Audio MIDI Setup: This opens the Apple-supplied application “Audio MIDI Setup” which is used to configure audio hardware connected to your computer. It can be used to set the native sample rate and format of the hardware, which is important because you may want to record at a higher than normal sample rate. Sound Studio will continue to work when there is a mismatch between the hardware sample rate and the file sample rate, by resampling the audio.

Monitor playthrough input to output: Turning this on will preview the audio on the inputs by immediately playing input audio on the audio outputs. Be careful about feedback: if the speakers and microphones are too close or pointed at each other, you may get feedback. Playthrough is useful for monitoring your recording through the computer, to make sure you have the levels and connections set up properly.

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