Establishing a connection
In this chapter we will go through the necessary steps to establish a session:
- Invite friends
- Transfer pass
- Start a session
- Record a session
- Terminate a session
You can add contacts to your list by sending an invite request using either the ‘Invite a friend’ button, or the add contact icon at the bottom of your contacts list.
The recipient will receive a notification inside ConnectionOpen's notifications tab and also via email.
When the contact request is accepted by the recipient, they will appear in your contact list.
The red dot indicates that the contact is currently not online/logged in to ConnectionOpen application.
To transfer a pass to one of your contacts, click the ‘Share pass’ button at the top right of the ConnectionOpen window. You will then be prompted to select the contact you wish to send the pass to, and confirm the transfer with the ‘Transfer’ button.
Start a session
To create a session invitation, simply click on each contact you wish to invite to the session from your contacts list. You can also give your session a title/name:
Clicking ‘Start session’ will start the session and open the session window:
Participants are listed in rows, and appear when they accept and join the session. Each participant has a mute button (speaker icon) and monitor button (headphones button).
Record a session
When participating in a session, the session audio can be recorded by pressing the bottom right record button
The session timer in the center will commence and will run until the session record button is pressed to stop the recording. ConnectionOpen simultaneously records two files to choose from, solo and session. To include yourself in the Session recording you must click on the headphone icon under your name, otherwise your portion of the session will be saved in the solo recording only.
To access your files, click the bottom left folder icon. This will open the recordings directory location (where the recordings are saved) and enable you to view both generated audio files. By default, recordings are stored at Home\Documents\ConnectionOpen\Recordings folder on both Mac and Windows. Note: the ConnectionOpen recording function is not available while using the plug-ins for AAX/VST/AU.
Terminate a session
You can terminate/leave a session by clicking the top right ‘Leave’ button in the active session window:
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