The slice manager is a web-based tool that lets you create, edit and delete slices. This page explains how to use it.
A slice is a piece of music notation of any length. It might be a simple two-bar guitar lick, a 32-bar string-quartet piece, or even a full concert band score. It can have any number of instruments/parts.
Everything in Soundslice is oriented around slices. They’re the fundamental unit of the site.
To enter notation in a slice, you have two options. You can upload a notation file — something you’ve either acquired or created in another program such as Finale, Guitar Pro, MuseScore, PowerTab or Sibelius — or you can use the notation editor that’s built into Soundslice.
If you upload a notation file, you can of course use the Soundslice notation editor to make tweaks to it.
By default, our player uses instrument samples to play your slice’s audio, with a MIDI-like sound. But Soundslice really shines when you sync notation with real recordings.
For our purposes, a recording is audio or video of a specific performance of a slice. With Soundslice, you can associate multiple recordings with a single slice.
Syncpoints are how Soundslice aligns notation with audio/video. For example, a syncpoint means something like “The start of measure 2 in the notation corresponds to 0:05 in the audio.”
Use the syncpoint editor to create, edit and delete syncpoints. Each recording gets its own syncpoints, and Soundslice provides an easy way to copy them across recordings, if needed.
Here’s an overview of basic usage:
And here’s a video covering more advanced features and shortcuts:
Keep your slice organized by creating folders. You can create as many folders as you’d like, and folders can be nested within one another.
Soundslice users with the Licensing plan get the superpower of embedding slices in their own sites. To embed a slice, take the following steps:
You’ll need to make sure to have a domain whitelist set. This is a list of domains on which your embed is allowed to live, for security. To edit your whitelist, visit this page.
Bonus fun for developers: our embed player has an API.
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