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Now that we've explored the interface a bit, let's take a deeper look at our preferences. We're going to open our Preferences by choosing Melodyne menu and selecting Preferences or by using the key command, Command+Comma on a Mac. Once we're in our Preferences let's first look at our Hardware setup. We've already taken a quick look at this earlier before we started, but here you can select your Device Driver, your Sample Rate, your Buffer Size, and your File Cache. You may notice that our Sample Rate here is blank, and that's just because the specific audio setup that we're using requires the sample rate to be set elsewhere. In our Recording tab, we can set our File Format, which currently we're using WAVE, you can also set your bit depth or your Resolution, we're working at 24-bit right now, and you can also set the location for unsaved arrangements.
Usually, by default, it's set in the Melodyne folder within the Music folder in your User folder. Now let's take a look at our Appearances pane. In here, you can change the look of Melodyne. You can choose from several preset styles, the default being gray or a blue background or you can use custom colors by setting any specific color you want for any element within the display. So we could make our background green if we want, and we could make our notes a darker blue if we wanted. Here you can also set the Brightness, you can also set the Unselected brightness, you can choose your Autoscrolling-- smooth meaning that it's constantly scrolling, and Page per Page meaning that scrolling will jump to the next page when the playback cursor reaches the end of the page.
And then you can also set your Mid C Name, and the Tempo Display Format. Here we can also enable Showing Tool Tips, which means when you roll over something, it'll pop up with its name, and we can also Show Slider Values while Editing. These preferences can help you tweak the look and feel of Melodyne quite a bit.
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