You can add files through different means. You also add complete folders to the list. If you do so, all readable files in the folder and it’s subfolder will be added to the list. And the folder structure will be kept intact, also during exporting. There are 5 ways to add files;
- You can add files by clicking the folder icon or press on mac or on pc. This will open a file browser to select your files.
- Drag and drop files or folders from the OS finder/explorer windows on top of LevelOne.
- A droplet/shortcut can be made to quickly drop files on a icon on your desktop. It will add the files/folders to LevelOne using a specific preset.
- The hotfolder functionality will check if there are any files added to a selected folder and will automatically add those files to be processed with the current preset. Note that the hot folder location must be set and can be different for each preset.
- Advanced users can add files through the OS terminal/console. Just call the LevelOneV2 (.app or .exe) followed by arguments with the preset name and then the path to the files or folders you want to add. Read more.
Supported file formats are all major audio file formats including wav, bwf, aiff, mp2, mp3 and flac in stereo, 5.0 and 5.1 surround. RIFF64 is supported to accommodate for files larger than 4 GB. To be able to process video files too you should install FFmpeg. Please read the instructions about the settings page for more info on the FFmpeg integration.
Select the files from the list you want to remove and click the [x] remove button on top or press [backspace] on mac or [del] on pc. Note that this will only remove the listing from LevelOne not the files themselves.
The file list
As soon as you have added files to LevelOne it will start analysing. During analysis a graph will be drawn on the background indicating how much of the file is analysed.
After it is finished you can review the calculated values in each column. Depending on the preset settings, one or more columns will be displayed. See for more info see the columns tab in the preset editor. You can click each column to sort the file list in ascending or descending order. For most columns a warning threshold can be set in the preset editor (read the warnings section under Presets). Warnings will then be displayed as red text below the file name asking for your attention.
Every line will show a few default file specs, such as name, file type, length, number of channels, bit rate and sample rate.
You can right click the list of files to get a context menu with the options to add or remove files. But also an option to manually export a csv file with all values from all or the selected files. The data can be used within a spreadsheet program for further examination.
Below the file list you find a quick access to the preset options for Hot folder and Export folder. Please read the preset section for more information.
Once one or more files are being processed the ‘Cancel’ button will appear in the right bottom under the file list. Allowing you to interrupt and cancel the processing.
Here you can specify a folder that is being watch by LevelOne. Once a file is added to that folder, it will automatically be added to the file list and processed with the specified preset. Click the […] button to specify the folder to watch. Use the checkbox to enable/disable folder watching.
With the check box you can enable/disable exporting of the processed file. With the […] button you can open a dialog to specify the output folder. The export settings can be set in the preset editor on the export tab.
The Settings Page
This page only controls application wide settings which always will be used with any selected preset.
The Preset Edit Page
Presets contain the settings that vary for different “jobs”. They can be created and recalled by the user by clicking the popup box, allowing fast and easy switching between settings for common normalisation tasks. LevelOne has a set of factory presets that cover the most common jobs. Please note they can be edited. If you wish to have the default preset back then rename or delete the original preset and restart the program. This will put the default preset back in place. The default presets are:
- EBU R128
- EBU R128 short term material
- ATSC A/85 2009 Dialog Intelligence
- ATSC A/85 2009
To edit the presets click the ‘tools’ icon to the right of the preset selection box. In place of file list LevelOne will now show the preset settings of the current selected preset. Once finished, click the tools icon again to return to the main window.
Click the [–] button to delete the currently selected preset.
One can easily make a new preset. Click the [+] button. A new preset will be created that contains the same settings as the currently selected preset, with “ copy#” added to the preset name.
A droplet/shortcut allows you to quickly process files. When files are dropped on it LevelOne will automatically add and start processing the file without any further action needed. To create a droplet from any preset click the water drop icon, next to add preset. This will create a droplet for current selected preset. Any files dropped on it will use that preset. The droplet will be created on the desktop, but you can move it to any desired location on the computer.
Warning Levels Tab
This tab specifies if and how LevelOne exports files.