Editing the Target
We’ve shown you how to assign a target to an audio cue. But what happens if you want to update the target? No worries, it’s really quite simple.
First off, because QLab doesn’t actually store the audio files, it only points, references, targets the file, any update to the file itself will be reflected in QLab. So, you want to alter the dynamic range of a sound effect in your favorite DAW? Simply open the file in your audio editor, make the changes, save the audio file and the next time QLab plays that cue, you’ll hear the update.
Want to instead completely replace the file altogether? That’s simple too. Every single method we showed you to apply the target can be used to edit the target. Drag and drop. Click on the target arrow. Use the inspector. All are possible, but again, whatever works best for you and your workflow.
i. Open one of the audio cues in your favorite DAW, apply an effect, save the changes, and see if they updated in QLab.
ii. Try replacing one of the cues in your workspace with a piece of music on your computer.
Were You Listening?
Do you have to reinsert an audio file into QLab if you alter the file?
No, QLab it only references the file any changes made to the file will be reflected in QLab.