Sound editors in Scratch
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Today in this article we will discuss about sound editors
Links of previous Scratch articles-
- How to Install Scratch
- Introduction to Scratch
- Getting started with Scratch
- How to make translator in Scratch
There are two editors in Scratch-
- Sound editor
- Paint edit
The sound editor is the editor in the Scratch that allows the user to record the music and to edit remix songs
Adding new sounds
Most projects of Scratch have more than one sounds. At the bottom-left of the sound editor there is a button for adding new sounds. Hovering over it opens up four options:
- Choosing a sound from sound library
By clicking the first option you can choose the sound from sound library
- Recording the sound
By clicking the second option you can record a music or your voice
- Surprise button
The surprise button referred to Get a Surprise sound
- Uploading sound
When we click on upload sound you can upload any music from your files
The sound editor has two main areas: the Sound List and Editing Area.
The sound list on the left is used to select sounds for editing in the editing area. Clicking a sound will select it. Selected sounds have a thick blue outline to show that they are selected. Selected sounds also have an “X” in the top right to delete the sound. Right-clicking a sound will show three options: duplicate, export, and delete.
The editing area is the part on the right of the sound list and to the left of the stage. It has a bar on the top, the sound in the middle, and several tools at the bottom.
There are nine tools at the bottom: faster, slower, louder, softer, mute, fade in, fade out, reverse, and robot.
Each tool has its own effects and can be used together to make spectacular sound effects.
On August 1st, 2019 a new feature was added to the sound editor. The main update was the ability to select certain parts of a sound and add effects to them. To select, click and drag on the sound until the desired part is selected. From there, effects can be added or the part selected can be played.
There were a couple of options for cropping sounds. One could highlight a section of the sound and had clicked the delete or backspace key to remove that section.
- Copy – Cmd+C or Ctrl+C
- Paste – Cmd+V or Ctrl+V
- Select All – Cmd+A or Ctrl+A
- Undo – Cmd+Z or Ctrl+Z
- Start sound – Space
- Delete – ← Backspace or Delete
- Delete all but selected – ⇧ Shift+← Backspace or ⇧ Shift+Delete
In next article we are going to discuss about “Paint editors“
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