HARD DRIVE SET UP & TUTORIAL Thank you for becoming a Killer Tracks Hard Drive Solution client. Please read the following guide to learn how to install, set up and access the music you need today!
SET UP – Connecting the drive You have a received a LaCie Triple Interface hard drive. You can connect the drive to your computer or network using the Firewire 800, Firewire 400, or USB ports.
Step 1. Before connecting your drive, please read the precautions in your user’s manual on the LaCie Storage Utilities CD-Rom.
Step 2. Connect power supply.
Step 3. Turn on drive by selecting the “on” with the switch in the back of the drive. The “on” switch is the blue illuminated button on the front of the drive.
Step 4. Connect the interface cable (Firewire 800, Firewire 400, or USB) to the drive and your computer.
After a few seconds, your drive should should be recognized. Open up the drive via Windows Explorer(PC) or Finder (Mac). Launch the application musicsource_hd.exe (PC) or musicsource_hd (Mac)
Step 4b. For connecting your Hard Drive Solution to your company’s network, plug the drive into a free USB/Firewire port on your server and share the drive out to the users. The each user should map the shared drive for access. Next, copy all files except the “Media” folder to the individual computers and launch the musicsource_hd application from the local copy. Due to different network configurations, you may need the assistance of your IT department or Network Administrator.
Step 5. The first time you open the application, you will be presented with the End user Licensing Agreement. Please read and signify your acceptance by clicking on the Yes button. You will now be ready to start using Hard Drive Solution. Please note, however, if you do not accept this license, your access to Hard Drive Solution™ will close itself.
Step 6. Once you are in the program, click on the HD Preference tab to select your sound file format and media player. The working folder, song sample folder, song file folder, and CD art folder should default to the actual locations of these files. You will also want to select the default folder to which to save any projects you wish to create. Once you are ready, save your changes.
Do not edit the file structure of this hard drive in any form. The application and the updates may not function correctly if changes are made to the file structure. If you experience any problems connecting your Hard Drive Solution or selecting your default settings, please contact our Technical Support Department at 1-800-454-5537 or visiting us at http://support.killertracks.com
TUTORIAL Browse: This function allows you to browse through all libraries or you can pull down the libraries button and browse in a particular library. You can also browse by genre. When you select a disc you will see that disc’s track listings. At the bottom of the screen, you will see the Composer, Publisher, the description, tempo and other attributes of that particular track that you have selected.
Browse through your inventory by specific library or genre by using the drop down menus located on the far left of the application.
Simply use the drop down menus to see discs by individual libraries or to narrow down by genre. These can also be used in conjunction with each other to narrow down specific genres within a certain library
Notice that you have a set of arrows along with a pull-down menu in the top right corner (pictured below). You can use the arrows to step through your libraries page-by-page, or you can jump to a specific page by selecting it from the pull-down menu.
In order to view the track listings, simply click on the disc cover art and the tracks will be displayed.
By clicking on the disc cover, a track listing will be displayed with the disc cover art still appearing to the far left of the application. To preview audio, click on the track and use the audio player located at the bottom of the screen to play the track.
Also notice all track information including composer, publisher, description and timing information.
Play (you must highlight the track and then hit play)
Use the “scrub” feature to move forward or backwards in an audio file.
Download audio to a user specified location (you will be prompted as to the location you would like your audio file saved)
Add to Project (all project information is saved in the projects folder under HD Preferences tab under “projects”)
Search: This function allows you to narrow your search based upon the attributes of a particular sound you are looking for. Again, you can search from a specific library or from all of our libraries. You can type in keywords or select a particular attribute and/or from a sub category that appears for that attribute within the “Advanced Search” tab. You also have the option of searching for a certain cut length. Once you have your search criteria set, by adding filters, click search. The result will appear in the list. At the bottom of the screen, you will see the Composer, Publisher, the description, tempo and other attributes of that particular track that you have selected. Please see above for instructions to audition these tracks.
To do a quick search, type in keywords in the field, and select “Search”
To search using a very specific search query, utilize the advanced search. This enables you to search by attribute, duration, keyword, and/or library. This new search feature works on a filter system; therefore, your search can be very precise or very general, dependent upon your desired results.
Click on the + icon to choose a subgroup within a main folder. Once you highlight your options, select or remove by clicking. Any additional search criteria will yield a more specific result; just continue adding query info to the filter.
Add duration if you are looking for specific track lengths, for example any track under :60 seconds would be :00 to :60 in the duration field.
Project Manager: This tab allows you to create a project for a particular production. To create a new project, go to the Project Tab. Fill in the sections: Work title, synopsis, Project type, start date, due date. Click Save. You will be taken to the folder you setup on the Preferences tab for Project Folder. To retrieve a project saved previously, click the Load Project button and select the project you want. You can print your project by clicking the print project button. If needed, you can export your project by clicking the export project button. For each track you add to a project, you can select its usage, edited length, status, time code and any notes.
Enter all project descriptions and information:
You will be taken to the folder you setup on the Preferences tab for Project Folder:
To retrieve a project saved previously, click the Load Project button and select the project you want:
You can print your project by clicking the print project button:
If needed, you can export your project by clicking the export project button:
The MSHD export will be in the form of an Excel Spreadsheet. This, or the Project print option are both great for reporting usage!
You can also download tracks from this section all at once, by selecting
Hard Drive Solution Requirements: Processor: 1 GHz Pentium 4 or faster
Operating System: XP Service Pack 1 or newer
RAM: 256MB or higher recommended
Free disk space: Up to 1 GB
Monitor: Thousand colors, 1024 x 768 resolution.
Killer Tracks Hard Drive Solution Troubleshooting: Cannot audition or download a selected track: The most common cause is an incorrect drive letter or IP address in the “HD Preferences” tab. Killer Tracks’ hard drive solution is designed to provide versatility for single users and networks. When the drive is created, it gets assigned the appropriate drive letter and path for the computer that created it. The drive or network path may not correspond to yours when you plug the drive into your computer.
Simply go to “HD Preferences” Tab and change the drive letter in each field to match the drive letter your computer assigned. All the paths in each field remain the same; just change the drive letter.
**Be sure to always select “Save Changes” to make sure that your preferences update**
Networking: In cases where the audio is being stored on a network for multiple user access, your administrator may need to provide the IP address for the audio fields. In the “HD Preferences” tab, these fields are titled Song Samples Folder and Song Files Folder. Both Paths should be the same.
Still having trouble? Please call 800.454.5537 and ask for Tech Support or visit http://support.killertracks.com