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Important Notice: XO Wave is now discontinued as we prepare to bring you the next generation Digital Audio Workstation called Xonami. This site remains available for anyone who purchased XO Wave in the past. However, please keep in mind that as discontinued software:

  • This site may not contain up-to-date information.
  • Technical support is discontinued, though we will do our best to continue to provide email support, especially to anyone who purchased recently.

XO Wave: Windows Menu

Windows menu

The Windows menu offers quick access to XO Wave's windows. Note that since XO Wave supports multiple Edit and/or Mix windows open at once, the menu includes options to bring an Edit or Mix window to the front, and separate options to open a new Edit or Mix window. Here is a brief description of the various windows.

Edit Window / New Edit Window

The Edit window is the heart of XO Wave. In addition to creating and editing audio regions and scheduling them for playback on individual tracks, the Edit window can be used for viewing and editing effects and effects settings. For example, you can record a guitar lick, have it play back twice by simply copying and pasting, and add an effect such as reverb, all in the Edit window. Keep in mind that all edits are "non-destructive", which means that even if you delete part of a recording, the original audio file will remain intact.

When an Edit window is frontmost, the menus change to offer additional editing commands.

XO Wave supports multiple active Edit windows, and New Edit Window opens an additional Edit window.

Mix Window / New Mix Window

The Mix window allows you to mix audio, including adding effects to each track and adjusting their parameters. It also enables changing the track volumes, and routing them through different effects and meters. Although much of this work can be done in the Edit window, the Mix window is designed for working with many tracks at a time.

XO Wave supports multiple active Mix windows, so New Mix Window opens an additional Mix window.

When a Mix window is frontmost, the menus offer additional editing commands.

Movie Window

The Movie window can be used to view a movie in sync with your session. For more info, see our tutorial: Editing Sound for Video and Film.

Transport Window

The Transport window provides basic playback and status control. Because its functionality is reproduced in both the Edit and Mix windows, you generally won't need to open this window, but in case you want extra controls or don't want the Edit or Mix window open, this more-focused window is available.

When a Transport window is frontmost, the menus change to offer additional editing commands.


Memory Locations Manager

The Memory Locations Manager provides access to XO Wave's memory locations, which include Markers for marking and naming arbitrary locations in your session, CD Track Markers for marking CD Tracks, Selections for saving selected regions of your session, Playback Bounds for saving playback start and stop locations, and Views for saving the setup of your Edit and Mix windows.

Offline Operations Manager

XO Wave can perform several tasks at the same time. If you have a fast enough CPU and hard-drive, these operations (called "offline operations") will not interfere with playback or editing. Offline operations include exporting and importing audio, burning CDs and more. While the system is working on these tasks, you are free to keep working. You may cancel the tasks or check their progress using the Offline Operations Manager window.

Playback Settings

The Playback Settings window allows you to adjust your pre- and post-roll settings, which allows playback to start before and end after your selection.

Session Setup

The Session Setup window allows you to set global settings for the session such as tempo, time code and sample rate.

Session Metadata

The Session Metadata Editor allows you to set up text and other data associated with your session. This data may be exported with your session. For more information on metadata, see our reference page on metadata.

Preferences (Linux)

The Preferences window allows you to change settings such as color, keyboard shortcuts, and more. Note that changes to advanced settings in this window may be unsupported because careful usage is required to make sure XO Wave continues to work correctly.

On Mac OS X, this menu item is instead in the XO Wave menu.

Undo Manager

The Undo Manager allows you to Undo and Redo a variety of operations. Note that several operations flush the Undo buffer so you can't go back. Also note that, since this software is still beta, Undoing and redoing edits is potentially one of the most bug-prone areas. The point is: please do not rely on this feature, but do use it to get yourself out of a jam. For an alternative, you may want to look into the Save Version option in the File menu.


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