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Options Tab


Use the Options Tab and its subtabs to configure the way jambient works. Options are saved in the General Settings element of jam files, see Saving and Opening . Options are described below.

Audio Device: Use this dropdown to select the device that jambient will use for output. If Primary Sound Driver is selected, then jambient outputs to the device selected for output in the Audio tab of the MultiMedia Applet in the Control Panel. If you have multiple sound cards, then you can select the one you want to use for output. You can also output to a Virtual Audio Cable, see Saving and Opening. Changing the Audio Device causes jambient to stop and reload all your LoopTracks.

Reset On Load:If this option is checked, then jambient resets all LoopTrack values to their defaults when a sample is loaded. 

Joystick subtab:This subtab lets you assign buttons and axes to various joystick functions. The button numbers and axis names in the drop downs will vary depending on your joystick. To disable a function, select none from the drop down. This is especially useful if you want to control the Master Volume Knob with the mouse--mouse control of this knob is disabled if you have a joystick attached and have assigned an axis to it.

The sliders at the bottom let you set the sensivity of the joystick. There are separate sensitivity settings for absolute and relative joystick movements, and for the Twist. For more on the joystick see 3d Map, Mix Pad and Twist

Mouse subtab: The drop down on this subtab lets you specify whether the Volume Knob, Pitch Knob and Pan Knob are dialled with horizontal or vertical drags.

3d subtab: Updating the positions of LoopTracks and the Listener in the 3d Map can be processor intensive, especially if your sound card doesn't support 3d rendering in hardware. Use the checkboxes on this tab to specify whether jambient updates the position of LoopTracks, the position of the Listener and the rotation of the Listener while they are moving(check the box, in which case jambient constantly updates these values as you move or rotate objects), or only when you have finished moving (uncheck the box, in which case the update occurs only when you have released the mouse button).

Scripts subtab: Scripts can be programmed to respond to events in the user interface, for example, to change values each time a Pitch Knob or LoopTrack Position is adjusted. This can be processor intensive. To make jambient call these events in scripts less frequently, using less CPU, move the sliders to the right; to get smoother, but more CPU intensive, response, move the sliders to the right. There are separate sliders for LoopTrack position events, and volume, pitch and pan knob events.

Timing subtab: The slider on this subtab lets you specify the resolution for timing LoopTrack patterns. Follow the directions on the tab. Turn down the resolution to use less CPU.

last modified 10-29-200