WHAT VERSION OF MR MANGLE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Do you work at a nursery, school, college, university or for any other organisation involved in education?

If the answer is yes, then its the Educational version that you want.  Its been priced to make licensing multiple copies across different computers cheaper than buy lots of individual licenses.

Are you an individual or parent that would like to use the Magical Music Factory at home?

If so you may want to wait until a little later in the year to make a purchase because well be releasing a version of the software that is designed for use at home.  Youll need an internet connection but the price for a single license will be lower.

If you just cant wait then by all means please purchase the Educational version as this will still work fine on your computer.

INSTALLATION & AUTHORISATION

How do I install the Magical Music Factory onto my computer?

Go the Shop and select the version you want to buy (please see’ Which Version of the Magical Music Factory Is For Me?).  After the checkout process is complete, you will be taken to a Purchase Confirmation page that gives you a summary of your purchase.  Scroll down and at the bottom of that page is a link that says ‘Click to download your file’.  Click on the link and the installer will download onto your computer.  Once it has downloaded, double click on the .exe file and follow the instructions.

 

I've reached the end of the trial period - how do I buy a license?

First you need to uninstall the Demo version you have on your computerclick on your operating system for a link to explain how: Windows XP Windows 7 Windows 8

If youve created sounds in the Factory or Production Line that you want to keep, don’t worrythey’ll reappear in the licensed version.

Next, go to the Shop and click on the Educational Version.  Complete the checkout process and at the bottom of the Purchase Confirmation screen, click on the link to download the software. Once it has downloaded, double click on the .exe file and follow the instructions.

Now that you have purchased a copy of the programme, you can email the Challenge Code to register@mrmangle.co.uk and within 24 hours you’ll receive an authorisation code that will license the software for the machine you have installed it on.  For more information, please see below.

How do I authorise Mr Mangle's Magical Music Factory?

When you first open the software, you will be greeted with the License Dialogue box. PLEASE IGNORE ITS INSTRUCTIONS AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS INSTEAD:

  1. Copy the Challenge Code into an email, along with the name of the computer that you wish to authorise the software for e.g. “Jane’s Laptop”, “Class1PC” etc.
  2. Exit the License Dialogue box
  3. Follow step 1 for as many computers as you wish to authorise the software on.
  4. Send the email to register@mrmangle.co.uk Within 24 hours you will receive an email giving you a License Key for each computer you have requested.
  5. Open the software on each computer and copy it exactly into the License Key box within the License Dialogue box, for each computer that has been licensed.
  6. Click Submit License Key button.
  7. Click the Start Application button.

 

USING THE MAGICAL MUSIC FACTORY

I Can’t Record Anything

You might not have microphone plugged in. If you are using a laptop, it may have its own microphone – all you need to do is make sure it’s active.

For Windows 8/8.1        Press the Windows key and X and select the Control Panel. Go to ‘Sound’. Select the ‘Recording’ tab. Make sure that ‘Microphone’ is set as the default input. Click Ok. If you are using a desktop or tower PC you will need an external microphone which can be plugged into the microphone socket of the PC. If the microphone has an on/off switch make sure it’s switched on……

For Windows 7                Go to the Start Button and select the Control Panel. Go to ‘Sound’. Select the ‘Recording’ tab. Make sure that ‘Microphone’ is set as the default input. Click Ok. If you are using a desktop or tower PC you will need an external microphone which can be plugged into the microphone socket of the PC. If the microphone has an on/off switch make sure it’s switched on……

I Can’t Hear Anything

You might not have your speakers switch on/turned up.

For Windows 8/8.1        Press the Windows key and X and select the Control Panel. Go to ‘Sound’. Select the ‘Playback’ tab. Click on the ‘Properties’ button at the bottom right-hand side of the dialogue box. Click on the ‘levels’ tab. Ensure the sliders are set to 100% and that the little speaker picture shows just a speaker (click on it if it doesn’t). Click Ok and Ok.

If you have external speakers attached, check to see they have their own power and/or volume control. If they do, make sure the speakers are switch on and their volume is turned up.

For Windows 7                Select the Start Button select the Control Panel. Go to ‘Sound’. Select the ‘Playback’ tab. Click on the ‘Properties’ button at the bottom right-hand side of the dialogue box. Click on the ‘levels’ tab. Ensure the sliders are set to 100% and that the little speaker picture shows just a speaker (click on it if it doesn’t). Click Ok and Ok.

If you have external speakers attached, check to see they have their own power and/or volume control. If they do, make sure the speakers are switch on and their volume is turned up.

When I Record A Sound, It’s Too Quiet

This usually because the microphone is not near enough to the sound source (a voice or object or instrument). Try moving the microphone as close as you can (but watch out for anything that might hit the microphone or make the sound distort – see below). If the sound is still too quiet the recording volume might be too low. To remedy, please do the following:

For Windows 8/8.1        Press the Windows key and X and select the Control Panel. Go to ‘Sound’. Select the ‘Recording’ tab. Select the default device and click on the ‘Properties’ button at the bottom right-hand side of the dialogue box. Click on the ‘levels’ tab. Ensure the sliders are set to 100% and that the little speaker picture shows just a speaker (click on it if it doesn’t). Click Ok and Ok.

For Windows 7                Go to the Start Button and select the Control Panel. Go to ‘Sound’. Select the ‘Recording’ tab. Select the default device and click on the ‘Properties’ button at the bottom right-hand side of the dialogue box. Click on the ‘levels’ tab. Ensure the sliders are set to 100% and that the little speaker picture shows just a speaker (click on it if it doesn’t). Click Ok and Ok.

When I Record A Sound, It’s Too Loud/Sounds Distorted.

This usually because the microphone is too near to the sound source (a voice or object or instrument). Try moving the microphone a bit further away (but not too far or the sound will get too quiet). If the sound is still too loud the recording volume might be too high. To remedy this, please do the following:

For Windows 8/8.1        Press the Windows key and X and select the Control Panel. Go to ‘Sound’. Select the ‘Recording’ tab. Select the default device and click on the ‘Properties’ button at the bottom right-hand side of the dialogue box. Click on the ‘levels’ tab. Drag the microphone slider a little to the left, which lowers the recording volume. Click Ok and Ok.

For Windows 7                Go to the Start Button and select the Control Panel.   Go to ‘Sound’. Select the ‘Recording’ tab. Select the default device and click on the ‘Properties’ button at the bottom right-hand side of the dialogue box. Click on the ‘levels’ tab. Drag the microphone slider a little to the left, which lowers the recording volume. Click Ok and Ok.

There Is A Gap In The Recording Before The Sound Starts.

Open Mr Mangle’s Magical Music Factory and when you are the ‘Home’ page, hold down Shift/Ctrl to make the Settings cog appear. Click on it. Change the number on the ‘In Level’. This determines how sensitive Mr Mangle’s Magical Music Factory is to your microphone. If you LOWER the number you will to make more noise (maybe even shout!) before the recording will start. If you RAISE the number then you will only have to whisper before the sound recording will start. Try altering the setting and then recording again. It takes a bit of trial and error to find the best setting for your computer, but once you have you shouldn’t have to change it again provided you use the same microphone. It’s probably best to do this adjusting before the class comes in…….