mimiCopy Help

Contents

Main screen

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iPhone/iPod touch



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iPad


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Go to the file selection screen.


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Go to the settings screen.



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Waveform view.

Pinch to zoom in and out.

Top cursors indicate the loop range. Bottom cursor indicates the current position. Drag the cursors to change the settings.



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From the left: current position and total length of the current track, start position of the loop, and end position of the loop. Drag the corresponding cursors to change the settings.



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Start/stop button.


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Loop ON/OFF button. The button is lit when loop is ON.


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"Quick Rewind" buttons. Tap to rewind by the shown number of seconds. The number of seconds can be changed on the settings screen.


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Switch to Quick Loop Setup mode. (See detail)


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Switch to Speed Control mode.
(Not shown on an iPad, as the buttons are always shown on the Main screen.)

Switch to Audio Routing Confing mode.
(Feature of Pro version. See here)

Select the Loop Intervals.
(Feature of Pro version. See here)
Open Memo pad.
(Feature of Pro version. See here)

Changing the playback speed and pitch

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On an iPhone or iPod touch, tap the speedometer button at the bottom right corner of the main view.
Not shown on an iPad, as the buttons are always shown on the Main screen.

Controls for changing the playback speed and pitch will be displayed.

Changing the pitch
[NOTE] Some noise may result from changing the pitch. This is a known issue with the current implementation.

Shifts the pitch by a semitone (half step, half tone). 1 unit = 1 semitone. You can shift the pitch up or down by up to 1 octave.

Slider for fine adjustment of the pitch. Adjustment range: ±0.5 (half a semitone: 0.1 = 10 cents).

Indicates the current pitch. Tap to reset to the original pitch.

 

Changing the playback speed

Changes the playback speed. When the time stretch function is disabled, each tap will change the speed so that the pitch increases/decreases by half a note.


Slider: You can also use the slider to change the playback speed.

Double-tap the knob to reset the playback speed.

Indicates the current playback speed. Resets the playback speed to 1x.
Close: Exits the Speed Control mode. (Not shown on an iPad.)

Loop Playback(A-B loop)

It's a feature that enables you to replay (loop playback) the sound between two points in a track.
4When the ‘loop button’ is on, it repeatedly plays the sound between the loop interval.
When the button is off, it plays the music and ignores the loop interval. mimiCopy enables you to select up to three loop intervals(*1). You can only replay one loop interval at a time.

How to Specify the Loop Intervals

Select the start and end points by dragging the loop specification markers.

You can also finely adjust the loop start and end points by dragging the time display up and down on the image below.

Tap the to go to the loop start and end points. However, the setting that lets you jump to the end point can be switched on/off. The default setting is off.

How to Select the Loop Intervals

Tap the loop selecting button (see image below) to display the list of loops and to select the loop interval that you'd like to use. When you select the loop interval, the current active loop interval will be displayed on the button. 

 

(*1)The feature on the pro version allows you to select two or more loop intervals. You can either sign up for a user registration for free or you need to upgrade to the pro version within the app. Click here for user registration.

"Tap to Loop" mode

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You can easily set the start/end position of a loop while playing back a track.

Tap the button during playback to set the current position as the start position of the loop and open the “tap to loop” dialog.

Tap the button to set the current position as the end position of the loop and exit the dialog.
Tap “Cancel” to reset the start position and exit the dialog.

Selecting a track

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Tap the list to load a file (track) into mimiCopy.

The listed files are available for waveform view and time stretching.
Buttons for importing new tracks to the list are shown at the bottom.


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Opens the WiFi Transfer screen.(See details)


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Opens the Import iPod Library screen.(See details)


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Opens the Library Selection screen for using the app as an audio player(*). This button is not shown default settings. You can turn it on by setting screen (Use the iPod Player option).

(*) In this case, mimiCopy will simply control your iPod's playback function, and the tracks are not loaded into the app. For this reason, waveform view and speed control will be disabled.

About file management

Ver 1.3.0 or later, added the file management feature. You can create new folders, move , copy, rename and delete files or folders.

When you use this feature, tap 'edit' button at the upper right corner.

There are command buttons at the bottom of screen.
To create a new folder, tap 'Create Folder' button.

Enter folder name, tap OK.

To move files to the new folder, select files, then tap 'Move' button.

The screen to select a target folder apears.

Tap a folder where you want to move to.

After goes into the target folder, tap the button(labeled Move xx items) at the side of the lower right.
After movement is completed, it returns to the first screen.

Operation of a copy etc. is also the same.

Transferring/importing a track

mimiCopy loads and analyzes audio tracks before use. For this reason, the tracks must first be imported. Supported formats: mp3, m4a, aiff, wav.

(Note) For tracks purchased on iTunes Music Store, only iTunes Plus tracks (without DRM) are supported. Note that some files may not be supported even if the file format itself is supported.

WiFi Transfer

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You can use WiFi to load files from a computer on the same WiFi network. Follow the instructions on the screen.

iPod library

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You can import tracks from the iPod library.

Select the track to import. When complete, the imported tracks will be displayed in the list.

To import wav and aiff tracks, update iOS to version 4.3 or later.

iTunes via USB

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You can load tracks from iTunes via USB.

You do not need to launch mimiCopy to import. For details, refer to iTunes' Help.

Import an audio file from another app. "Open In"

Ver1.3.0 adds support for "Open In...". Using this function, you can import an audio file from another app.
Note, however, that the partner app (the app sending the audio file) must also support "Open In...".

Read on for a description of how you can import a file from the GoodReader app, and from the Voice Memos app provided by iOS.

Importing from GoodReader

Open the GoodReader app.

Tap “Actions”.


Tap “Open In...” at the bottom of the screen.


Select mimiCopy from the list of supporting apps.

mimiCopy will start automatically and import the selected file.

Importing from Voice Memos

While the Voice Memos app does not support "Open In...", it allows you to send recorded files via email.

The Mail app supports "Open In...", so you can import a recorded file into mimiCopy by first emailing the file to yourself.


In Voice Memos, select the desired recording from the list, and tap “Share”.


Tap “Email” and email the recording to yourself.


Start the Mail app, open the email you have just sent to yourself, and then tap and hold on the email attachment.


Tap the “Open in “mimiCopy”” button (if shown) or the “Open In...” button.


After tapping the “Open In...” button, select mimiCopy from the list of supporting apps.

 

In addition to the above examples, you can also import files from the Dropbox app.


Audio Routing Function

The audio routing function is a feature that enables you to change the route of the audio signal.

What you can do with the Audio Routing Function

- Set up the independent sound volume on mimiCopy.
- Set up the independent sound volume for the right and left channels for tracks with stereo sound.
- Set up the left and right channel balance for music and stereo output. For instance, you can output only the right channel of a sound file, and adjust the left and right channels of a track so that there is a sound output only on the left side of the headphones.
(For mono files, sound from the left and right are both treated the same.)

How to Access Audio Routing View

Tap the icon on the bottom right hand side of the screen. (For an iPad, tap the mixer icon)

After the speed/pitch setting view appears, tap the mixer icon to switch to the audio routing view.

Tap the speed meter icon , and it'll switch to the speed/pitch setting view.
Tap the close button to close the view.
On an iPhone, switch between the speed and pitch setting view.

The view icon will appear on bottom right hand side of the screen when you close the view.


When you close the audio routing view, the mixer icon will appear like in the image above.

Audio Routing View Guide

(1),(2) channel fader: adjust the volume of the left and right channels of the track that is playing. The one on the top is the left (L) channel, and the one at the bottom is the right (R) channel. The default position is set at 0dB (the position shown in the image above), and you can boost the volume a little more than that.
(3),(4) reset sound volume: reset the volume of the left and right channels to the default (0dB).
(5),(6) routing setting button, routing list: since a list of the left and right channel (ch) balance of the output device (e.g., headphones) will show, you can select the routing from the list.

Normal routing. The left and right balance of the file and output are the same.
Output the sound of left channel of the file on left and right.
Output the sound of right channel of the file on left and right.
Switch left and right sound output. The left channel of the file is output on the right, and the right channel of the file is output on the left.
Equalize the left and right channels of the file, and output on only the left side.
Equalize the left and right channels of the file, and output on only the right side.
Output the left of file on left and right, and right of the file on left and right. In short, mono output.

 

The feature on the pro version allows you to config more flexible routing. You can either sign up for a user registration for free or you need to upgrade to the pro version within the app. Click here for user registration.

Folder Playback (Playlist)

Folder playback is a feature that repeatedly plays the music in a folder in order.
You can use it like a playlist.

Even during folder playback, the playback speed and pitch (key) that you set up for each track will be played. Via the setting options, you can select to activate or deactivate the loop setting during folder playback. The default setting is off.
When the loop button is on, the active loop interval will play repeatedly. By either manually canceling the loop interval or turning off the loop button, the next track will load and automatically play after the current track is fully played.
You can also repeatedly play the music in the folder playlist. For instance, if you set up the folder to play in the order of track A, B, and C, track A starts over again after track C is over. This setting option for repeating music in the folder playlist is located on the settings page of mimiCopy. The default setting is off. When the setting is off, the music will automatically stop once the last track (track C) ends.

How to Replay the Music in the Folder

Move to ‘File view’ and create a folder.

Move the files to the folder.

Select the playback order within the folder.
Tap the ‘edit’ button on the upper right hand side of the screen, drag the selector (the part labeled O in the image below) on the list, and change the playlist order. It plays from the top. Tap the ‘complete’ button on the upper right hand side of the screen after you arrange the order.

Tap the folder playback button when you're in the same folder as the folder playlist you want to hear. (Button on lower right hand side)

It will go into folder playback mode and take you to the main screen. Then tap the playback button to start the music in the folder.

During folder playback, the folder playback icon will appear in the title bar.

You can also pause the playback, change the loop interval, and adjust the speed during folder playback.
To pause the folder playback and to return to regular playback, go back to file view and select the file again.


[*Note] Make sure that the iPod player is deactivated in the settings to enable folder playback. When the setting is on, the folder playback button will not appear.

Memo Function

It's a feature that enables you to save text memos for each track.
When you tap the memo icon on the “Main view”, memo view will appear and you can freely leave memos there. Memos will remain as long as the corresponding music files are not deleted.
As a data export function is not available, please either take a screen shot or copy and paste the data to another text editor.

[note] The feature on the pro version allows you to memo. You can either sign up for a user registration for free or you need to upgrade to the pro version within the app. Click here for user registration.

Settings Screen

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Sign in form / In-App Purchase

When OFF, Speed control will be like a tape system.

Set the minimum value of speed(time-stretching) slider

When ON, Auto-Lock will be disabled while the main view is open.

When ON, background playback will be enabled. mimiCopy will continue to play audio in the background of other apps.

When OFF, The occasion with the file of the same name isn't overwritten already, and it's preserved under the different name automatically.

It isn't recommended to turn ON.

When OFF, A-B loop are ignored while folder play(playlist).

Displays online help. A network connection is required.

When ON, the waveform view will scroll automatically to keep the current position on the screen.

Sets the number of seconds for the "Quick Rewind" buttons.

Restores default settings.

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