Creating a track
Creating a track
Duplicating a track
Downloading a track
Sharing a track
Achievements

Generation Profiles
Creating a Generation Profile
Personalising a Generation Profile
Creating a track
Publishing a Generation Profile
Generation Profiles Library
Organising

Editing a track
Opening a track in Editor
Changing the zoom
Switching between Editor and Spectator views
Adding Effects
Section Editing
Adding comments
Changing the BPM
Adding a custom layer
Instrument Editing
Note editing
Listening to the changes
Saving the changes
Percussion Editing

Uploading an Influence
Upload an Influence (MIDI, MP3 or WAV)
Using an existing track as an influence
Changing the instrumentation
Changing the key signature
Creating a new track from the uploaded influence

Organising the tracks
Single entry
Liking a track
Renaming a track
Creating a folder
Moving a track to a folder
Downloading a folder
Deleting a track / folder

Bulk selection
Selecting multiple entries
Moving multiple entries to a folder
Deleting multiple entries

Using the Billing page
Terms
Payment Method
Subscribing

Listening to the AIVA radio
Listening to the radio
Liking / disliking a track

Creating a track

Create a new track by clicking on the green Create Track button on top then selecting a profile and choosing between various customisable parameters.



Filters: Click here to select the styles for which you want to find Generation Profiles.
Sort by: Click here to sort the Profiles by Creation Date, Generated Compositions, Imports or Name.

Creating a track with Preset Styles

Create a new track by clicking on the green Create Track button then selecting Preset Styles on top and after choosing between the Emotion and Advanced views and picking between various customizable parameters.

Emotion view



Please note that different styles have different palettes of emotions.

Besides, some styles are incompatible with certain emotions by design (e.g. Big Room with a sob emotion doesn’t make stylistic sense since Big Room is supposed to be exciting and uplifting).

Advanced view



Duplicating a track

Duplicate your track by clicking on the More Options icon and then selecting Duplicate.



Downloading a track

Download your track by clicking on the Download icon.



Sharing a track

Share your track by clicking on the More Options icon and then scrolling down to Share.



Achievements

Unlock over 53 achievements to get free extra downloads, while doing activities on AIVA, such as generating compositions or creating generation profiles.



Creating a Generation Profile

The Generation Profiles feature allows you to create your own Preset Style.

You can create a generation Profile by selecting Generation Profiles on top of the page and then clicking + Create on the right.



Personalising a Generation Profile

Rename



Tutorial Mode



Settings



Tip
For example if your Layer Priorities field is set as Melody, Bass, Chords, Percussion, Extra and if you choose the Minimum number of layers as 3, this means that your composition will start with Melody, Bass and Chords and the other layers will start later.

Harmony

Customize manually



Or use the Upload Influence Feature

Drag and drop an audio file into any component (Settings, Harmony, Melody, etc.) of a generation profile to automatically populate it with parameters that best relate to that file.



Adding a new layer

Add a new layer by clicking on the + Add new layer button and then selecting the type of layer you want to add.

New Melody layer



Customising new layer



Similar instruments
Find instruments similar to other ones from the pack instrument selection window.



Enable note tie: When enabled, this feature will automatically tie repeated notes that are directly adjacent to each other, except when a new section starts. Hold Shift to apply to apply to all patches assigned to the pack.

Instrument recommendation
When selecting instruments inside a generation profile, you will be shown which instruments we don't recommend selecting and why.



Add swing
The Swing here is the same as Groove or Shuffle meaning that in case of adding, it will make tiny delays to every other hit of a beat.
A demo of the effect here.

Add doubling instruments: Using this feature you can combine two instruments of your choice to create a more interesting sound, or you can use doubling instruments already created by AIVA.
Please see the tutorial here.

Note tie



When enabled, this feature will automatically tie repeated notes that are directly adjacent to each other, except when a new section starts.

Chords layer



Pitch Range control
Customize the pitch range a pack that will be played at for the Chords, Bass, Extra and Ornament layers by clicking on the Settings icon and then selecting Edit Pitch range option.



Bass layer



Percussion layer





In order to make pack selection easier, you can filter the type of views by multiple labels at the same time, including pacing.
We recommend to pick accompaniment packs of a certain pacing category, based on the tempo range you selected.

For example, selecting "slow" or "medium" packs works better with a higher tempo range.

Extra Layer



Ornaments Layer



Creating a track



View generated compositions

See all the compositions generated with a specific generation profile by clicking on the 3 line menu icon on top and then selecting View generated compositions.



Publishing a Generation Profile

Publish a Generation Profile by clicking on the Publish to the Library button on top of your Generation Profile's edition window.



Once published, your Generation Profile will be reviewed.
And when approved it will appear in the Generation Profiles Library.

Generation Profiles Library

Use existing Generation Profiles by clicking Create Track and then selecting Generation Profiles on top.



In the Generation Profiles Library you can:
- Search for generation profiles
- Create new composition from an existing generation profile
- Add a generation profile to your library
- See forked profiles
Forks are generation profiles that have been imported from the library and modified by a user. AIVA displays forks based on relevance and difference from the original profiles they were sourced from.

Organising

Create a folder to organise your Generation Profiles by clicking Create and then selecting Folder.



Duplicating

Duplicate a Generation Profile by right clicking on it and then selecting Duplicate.



Deleting

Delete a Generation Profile by right clicking on it and then selecting Delete.



Opening a track in Editor

Please note that you can undo your action by clicking ctrl + z and ctrl + shift + z.

Open your track in Editor by clicking on the More Options icon and then scrolling down to Open in Editor.



Changing the zoom

Change the zoom level by using the Slider bar on top of the page.



Switching between Editor and Spectator views

Switch to Spectator mode to see all of the notes in layers at once by clicking on the Spectator icon.



Adding Effects

Add effects by clicking on the Effects button on top of the page.



Bass Boost will add a little more bass to the overall sound.
Vinyl Effects will add some vinyl, old school scratchy noises and saturation.

Section Editing

Edit the sections of your composition by clicking on the Section headers on top of the composition and then selecting the type of change you want to make.
You can make many of those changes at once before clicking on the Save & Render button.



By clicking on the Section header you can:
Insert a section before
Insert a section after
Replace a section
Regenerate a section
Regenerate a section based on another section
Remove notes for a section
Delete a section
Cancel operation (in case you made a selection)

Adding comments

Make little notes to yourself to see them later by clicking on the Comments button.



Changing the BPM

Change the BPM by clicking on the Tempo button:
Lower number will make the piece play slower
Higher number will make the piece play faster



Adding a custom layer

Add a custom layer by clicking on the + Add Custom Layer button:
Pitched layer: Choose it if you'd like to add layers with distinct pitches, such as a chord progression or a bass line.
Percussion layer: Choose it if you’d like to add a rhythmic beat of some kind (e.g. something a drum kit would play).



Instrument Editing

Change an instrument in one of your layers by first selecting the layer containing the instrument you want to change, then clicking on the drop down menu for the instrument track.



Adding an instrument

Add an instrument by first selecting the layer where you want to add the instrument, and then clicking on the + Add Instrument button.



Muting an instrument

Mute an instrument by clicking on the M button next to the instrument.



Changing the octave of the instrument



Changing the dynamics of the instrument



The Dynamics button on the right allows you to draw an automation curve which affects how loud or soft the instrument is playing.



Low Frequency Cut is a filter which will remove lower frequencies.
High Frequency Cut is a filter which will remove the higher frequencies.
Reverb allows you to virtually place instruments in bigger or smaller spaces, which will make them sound more or less distant and reverberant.
Delay allows you to create a stereo echo effect.
Auto Staccato will try to intelligently choose the appropriate articulation for each note.
Auto Phrasing will show the start and end of a musical phrase.



Changing the instrument play time

The Pointer mode allows you to drag the instrument block around to make the instrument play time longer or shorter.
In Pencil mode you can draw new blocks or remove sections of an existing block.



Note editing

Using the Pointer mode you can click the notes and drag them around to change what notes are playing and where are they playing.
Drag the end of of the note to change how long the note plays.



Adding new notes

Add new notes by switching to the Pencil mode and clicking where you want to add new notes.



Deleting notes

Press Delete to remove a note.
Check the Shortcuts button above for helpful shortcuts.



Copying and pasting notes

Press Ctrl C and V to copy and paste a section of notes.



Listening to the changes

Listen to the changes you made immediately by clicking on the Play button.



Saving the changes

Save your changes by clicking on the Save & Render HD Audio button on top.



Percussion editing

Selecting a pattern

Select a pattern by clicking on the Pattern menu on the left.



Adding, Renaming and Deleting a pattern



Adding channels



Changing a channel



Deleting a channel



Changing the resolution



Choose a higher resolution for a fine grade editing.
Choose a lower resolution for a simple editing.

Selecting the pattern length



Adding notes in the pattern

Add notes by clicking where you want to add the notes.



Undoing the edits

Undo the edits by clicking Ctrl + Z or Cmd + Z like elsewhere.



Changing the pattern length / resizing



Looping a pattern



Use for looping

Moving a pattern inside a composition



Upload an Influence (MIDI, MP3 or WAV)

Upload a MIDI or an Audio file in MP3 or WAV formats as an influence by clicking on the Create Track button and then selecting Upload an Influence.

Upload an Audio (MP3 or WAV)
Minimum duration - 60 seconds

Please note that higher quality or more recent audio recordings will perform better than the older or lower quality ones.

Upload a MIDI
Minimum length - 8 bars
If you upload a MIDI file longer than 100 bars, AIVA will automatically trim it.

Only specify the key signature if you are sure of it.

Please check our recommendations for better results.



Uploading an Audio (MP3 or WAV) longer than 5'30 minutes



If you upload an MP3 or a WAV file longer than 5'30 minutes you will have the option to Trim and upload only 5'30 minutes of your composition.

Using an existing track as an influence



Changing the instrumentation



Changing the key signature



Creating a new track from the uploaded influence



Organising the tracks

Single entry

Liking a track

Like a track by clicking on the Heart button next to the track.



Renaming a track

Rename a track by clicking on the More Options icon and then selecting Rename.



Creating a folder

Create a folder by clicking on the New Folder button.



Moving a track to a folder

Move a track into a folder by dragging and dropping it into the folder.
Alternatively, click on the More Options icon next to the track then scroll down to Move to and select the folder.



Downloading a folder

Download a folder by clicking on the Download icon next to the folder and selecting the file type.



Deleting a track / folder

Delete a track / folder by clicking on the More Options icon and then selecting Delete.



Bulk selection

Selecting multiple entries

Select multiple tracks / folders by holding Shift and clicking on what you want to select.



Moving multiple entries to a folder

Move multiple tracks to a folder by first selecting multiple entries and then dragging and dropping into a folder.
Alternatively, click on the More options icon next to the track and select Move to and choose the folder.



Deleting multiple entries

Delete multiple tracks / folders by selecting what you want to delete and then clicking on the More options icon and choosing Delete.



Using the Billing page

Terms

See the Terms by going to the Billing page and clicking on Terms of License button.



Payment Method

Enter your payment method by clicking on the Payment Method button on top of the Billing page.



You have the option to select one of those as your preferred payment method:
Card
PayPal
Apple Pay

Subscribing

Subscribe by clicking on the Subscription Plans button on top of the Billing page and then selecting between Monthly and Annual plans.
After, click on the Select button underneath the plan you want to subscribe to and Confirm your subscription.

Cancel your subscription by clicking on the Downgrade button.



Listening to the radio

Listen to the AIVA radio by clicking on the Radio button on the left and then selecting the Station you want to listen to.



Liking / disliking a track

Like a track by clicking on the Heart icon and dislike by clicking on the No icon.



At the moment, Liking and Disliking a track is only for providing us your feedback.
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