Saving a project

An energyXT2 project file has the extension .xt. To save a project, use File > Save (Ctrl S) or File > Save as… (Shift Ctrl S). Saving a project for the first time always does Save as….

For a new project, the Save as… dialog window starts in the Project folder specified in the Browser. For existing projects, it starts at the project's location instead.

Simply type a filename. The .xt extension will be added automatically, if you don't type it yourself. You can also type a full path, or navigate to another folder using the folder tree or breadcrumb navigation. There will be a warning before overwriting an existing file.

When saving, energyXT2 first creates a temp file, and then overwrites the old file. This way, the existing file will not be touched if saving does not succeed for some reason.

Project file contents

All samples used in the Drum Track and Synthesizer are embedded in the project file, as well as all MIDI data in the sequencer. VST plugins are referenced by filename, or by full path for plugins outside the Browser's configured Plugin folders. Audio files on audio tracks are referenced by filename for files in the project audio folder (see below), or by full path otherwise.

Audio Folder

When first saving a project, an audio folder is automatically created alongside the project file. For a project named project.xt, the audio folder will be called project_audio. Upon saving, any audio files on audio tracks in the Sequencer will be copied to this folder.

Once the project is saved, this audio folder will be used for any audio recorded into the sequencer, as well as imported mp3s and frozen tracks. Files imported from other locations will be referenced in the project file by their full path, but you can copy them to the project folder using the Audio Pool. Save as… (rather than Save) will automatically copy all used audio files to a newly-created audio folder using the new project name.

When you move a project, be sure to also move the audio folder, and it will be found at the new location.

There is currently no way to change the name or location of the audio folder separately from the project file.

Cross-platform support

Projects can be saved and opened using the Windows, Linux, and Mac versions interchangeably, as long as any VST plugins used in the project exist on all platforms.

Default Project

File > Set as Default Project saves the current project as default.xt in the energyXT2 folder. This is a customizable template that can be used as a starting point for your projects. See Defining a Default Project for some tips.

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