In Music Maker 2017, is there a way to create your own Soundpool containing audio and MIDI clips you want to reuse, and add them to the Media Pool? This would be an improvement over using the file system browser to track them down.
I usually put all my own soundpools into one folder so its easier, and then I go to add soundpools next to where the soundpools are, look for the folder and they should pop up to where the rest of soundpools are if thats what you're refering to.
DJMosquito, your response prompted me to do what I should have done in the first place: look at one of the Soundpools from Magix. It turns out that you need to include specific information in a specific format. A couple of things are obvious having to do with pitch and tempo. But there's also a small binary file in each folder and subfolder with a very long name that begins with "_msi_keyfile". You probably can't generate those without knowing some trade secrets.
As far as I know, you can ignore the "_msi_keyfile."
You will see that sometimes the "Soundpools" are not Soundpools in the sense that they show up in MMM under Soundpools, with style, instrument, loop and with different keys. They may just be different parts of a song made up of separate files with different instruments, and not in a constant key but are multi-key.
When you make your own, you need to have several elements to get them to show up, so follow and existing structure.
You need a BPM.inf file in the folder where sub-folders of instruments is located. This is simply a text file that you can open with Notepad. Copy one and modify as needed.
Then you need to go under:
and modify Styles.ini and Instruments.ini to add in your title of style and any instruments that are not already defined. There are also icons ini files that you can play around with.
There may be one more, but I don't recall if or which. I think that there was one called InstrumentSynonyms.ini, but it may have changed in the latest version of MMM.
Anyway, take a look at an existing Soundpool, the names of everything and match up what you see in the ini files, and you will soon catch on as to how to set up your own.
Let us know how you make out.
Warning! Before modifying any of these files, make a backup copy in case you mess up somthing.
Thanks, John C. B. Excellent links and information. Since my original question, I have determined that the _msi_keyfile files can almost certainly be ignored. They are install/uninstall information for Microsoft Installer.