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How to use aptone

In this article we show you how to use aptone. Make sure aptone is installed and running on your computer. If that’s not the case, refer to the setting up aptone guide.

This video demonstrates the fundamentals of aptone but you can also check out the step-by-step guide below if you prefer text 📋.

Step by step

1. Upload your samples âŦ†ī¸

Drag & Drop your samples into the app.

Step 1: Upload samples

2. Open aptone ☁ī¸

Check out how aptone tagged your samples by opening aptone in your web browser.

Step 2: Open App

3. Search and browse your samples 🔍

You can now search for tags by typing in the instrument you are searching for. By clicking on the tag, it will be logged in. You can also search for file names, BPM and key/pitch.

Step 3: Search

ℹī¸ You can also search for samples directly in the desktop application.

4. Download samples âŦ‡ī¸

If you find the samples you want to use, click on the three dots symbol on the right of the sample and click download.

Tip: Pre-Listening works even better with arrow keys and space bar.

Step 4: Select & export

5. Use samples 🔉

Just use the downloaded samples from your Downloads folder.

When searching inside the desktop application you can drag & drop the sample(s) directly in your DAW.

Step 6: Use in your DAW


You just learned how to use aptone. 🎉 Tell us what you think about it and send a mail to hello@aptone.io.