- Master mode
- New Effects
- Reverse effect
- Normalize effect
- Improved user guide
- Revamped file system
The Auto-Import function allows users to automatically monitor a specified folder (anywhere on the LAN) and to import into VoxPro any media files that appear in that folder. So, for example, if you have another automated studio process that dumps hourly newscasts or traffic reports into that folder, they'll be "sucked in" to VoxPro within thirty seconds of their arrival. Once imported into VoxPro, the original file is deleted from the folder being monitored.
Users enable the Auto-Import function themselves from the Settings/Auto-Import menu. Each user can monitor a different folder, so that content can be targeted to individual VoxPro users. Auto-Import for a given user is only in effect while that user is logged in.
EZ-Export is set up through the Administrator's account and allows users to export files to a predetermined location with just one click of the mouse as opposed to having to go through the export file routine every time. The administrator enables EZ-Export with the Settings/EZ-Export Setup menu where he specifys the destination folder and format of files to be exported in this manner. Once EZ-Export is configured and enabled , it will be available in all users' main File menu as well as a right-click popup menu in the Edit list.
Master mode allows you to temporarily return a file to its pristine, un-edited state. It is equivalent to "undoing" a file all the way back to its original condition, except that no editing or effects operations other than Copy are allowed in Master mode. Audio selected from a file in Master mode may be pasted to the same file after toggling out of Master mode, or it may be pasted to another file altogether. To toggle in and out of Master mode, use any of these methods:
- choose Master from the main Edit menu
- press the Edit/Master button on the control panel (not available on all models)
- press the Tab key on the keyboard
- click the Master button at the top left corner of the Edits list on the voxpro screen.
- Normalize adjusts the volume on either or both channels of the selected region by an amount calculated to place the new peak at -2dB below full range
- Reverse reverses the selected region, so that it plays backwards
- VOICESLIP shifts one channel of the selected region past the other, so as to eliminate host-caller "talk-over" (not applicable to monophonic files)
- Change Pitch allows the pitch to be changed without a corresponding change in the duration
- Change Tempo allows the duration to be shortened or lengthened without a corresponding change in the pitch
- Change Rate changes pitch and duration together, as though you were playing a tape or vinyl record at the wrong speed
Additional effects, available through the Advanced Effects submenu. (Windows XP only)
- Distortion (two kinds)
- Parametric Equalization
- Reverberation (two kinds)
Improved User guide
Now available as a printable .PDF file and in HTML format under the Help menu.
Revamped File System
With versions earlier than 4.x VoxPro used a propietary file format as it's recording and playback engine. Version 4.x uses a .wav format. In VoxPro it's called a .vpw format. This is actually a standard .wav file with a proprietary RIFF chunk which contains information that VoxPro uses to render the file according to the sequence of edits and effects that you have applied. You can change the suffix on a .vpw file and rename it as a .wav file instead, and it will be playable by any media player, loadable into any audio editor; However, it will not sound like the version rendered by VoxPro (unless you've made no edits at all). Rather, you will hear the original recording (the master), followed by any applied effects, insert-recordings, and audio pasted in from other files.