Adobe Soundbooth Preferences
To view the Preferences window, select Edit > Preferences and then select any of the four options. Each of the options are described below.
- Custom Time Format: This is the time format that appears as the custom option when you right-click the ruler in the Editor panel. You can set the display as either frames or video timecode (HH:MM:SS:F)
- Soundbooth Scores Folder: The location of your Soundbooth score templates. This folder opens when you click the Browse button in the AutoCompose Score panel.
- Return to Start Position on Stop: If checked, the current time indicator will return to the start of the file when you press the stop button. Otherwise it will remain in the position where you stopped it.
- Auto-Open Effect Custom Settings: When you select any advanced effect in the Effects tab, the advanced settings box opens automatically if this option is checked.
- Auto-Heal Edit Boundaries: Creates a smooth transition between edits in the Editor panel. You should leave this checked unless you know what you're doing.
The exact options available in this panel will vary depending on your system.
- Default Device: This menu should include the Soundbooth Windows Sound driver as well as your sound card. Click the Settings button for controls specific to your drivers.
- Output Mapping: Maps channels to outputs on your sound card. In the example below, left and right channels are sent to the two outputs of the sound card. If you have more than two outputs (e.g. 5.1 surround sound), you can map channels to those outputs.
- Continue Playback in Background: When checked, Soundbooth audio playback continues even when other applications are brought to the front of the desktop. You would normally want this checked.
As you work, Soundbooth automatically creates temporary files to help with displaying and rendering. Click the buttons in this panel to delete these temporary files.
Like many other applications in the Creative Suite range, you can adjust the brightness of the entire interface in Soundbooth. The Use Gradients checkbox turns the interface gradients on and off (used on buttons, etc).