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Adding a Sound to an existing Sound File?

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I'm sorry this must be the most trite question ever, I tried to search but "sound file" must be one of the most common words aroud here...

So let's say I open (double click) a "stock" Sound from the Browser, play with it and modify it.

I like the modified version and I want to save it to an existing Sound File, what is the best way of doing it?

What I'm currently doing is copying the leftmost Sound (closest to the speaker) and paste it in the Sound File window, is there a more elegant way of doing this?

asked Jan 16 in Using Kyma by georgina (Practitioner) (860 points)

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File>Save saves the modified version of the Sound, writing over the original in the Sound file. To save without overwriting the original, use File>Save as...

To save a Sound from the Sound Browser that you've modified, the best way is what you're already doing: Copy the rightmost Sound and paste into the Sound file window. Or click on the rightmost Sound and drag it into the Sound file window.

Also, when you edit a Sound from the Prototypes or from the Browser (by double-clicking to open a sound editor), Kyma makes a copy of the original and puts it into the "bread crumbs" window at the bottom of the screen. So when you use Save or Save as... from the File menu, it will overwrite or save a copy in that "bread crumbs" Sound file at the bottom of the screen. It will ask you if you'd like to save that Sound file more permanently to the disk.
answered Jan 17 by ssc (Savant) (124,560 points)
selected Jun 18 by georgina
Thank you, this is very useful. And sorry if this was documented and known...