Importing Files from a Compact Flash Audio Recorder
If you recorded your audio on a Compact Flash Audio Recorder, you can easily open the audio files in Soundtrack Pro.
First you need to move the audio files from the audio recorder's compact flash card onto your computer, using either a USB cable or a card reader attached to your computer. See the section of the tutorial for Compact Flash Audio Recorders on Downloading Audio to a Computer.
Transfer from the compact flash recorder only the audio segments you need for your project. Don't import an entire recorded session from your recorder. it will much easier to keep track of your media and put together your project if you transfer only the audio segments you think you might use.
We recommend saving all the audio files you plan to use in a folder labeled Audio on your computer or on an external firewire drive. It is important to save sound files in the same file folder so you and Soundtrack Pro can better keep track of them.
Once you've transferred audio files from a compact flash recorder, you'll be able to access them in Soundtrack Pro's Browser Window on the left by selecting the Home Icon toward the top right.
You then can select the folders and subfolders in the Browser to navigate to your audio files (such as in the Audio folder on your computer or external firewire drive).
You can audition your audio files by clicking on the file name.
To stop playing an audio file, click on the Play/Pause button on the lower left of the Browser window.
Note: The next sections of this tutorial are about importing audio from a minidisc recorder. If you're only using a compact flash audio recorder, you can skip ahead to the section on Editing Waveforms in Soundtrack Pro