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{{about|sounds in the [[Scratch Program]]|blocks related to sounds|Sound Blocks}}
 
{{about|sounds in the [[Scratch Program]]|blocks related to sounds|Sound Blocks}}
A '''sound''' is an item that can be played in a [[Scratch]] [[project]], available by importing or using from Scratch's sound library. Sounds are played by using the [[Sound Blocks]], which control a sound's [[Volume (value)|volume]], [[Tempo (value)|tempo]] and so on forth.
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A '''sound''' is an item which one hears that can be played in a [[Scratch]] [[project]], available by importing, Scratch's built-in sound library, or recording. Sounds are played by using the [[Sound Blocks|sound blocks]], which control a sound's [[Volume (value)|volume]], [[Tempo (value)|tempo]], and more.
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==Sounds and notes==
 
==Sounds and notes==
All noises played in a project divide into two types, sounds and notes.[[File:The_Sounds_Tab.png|thumb|250px|Sounds can be managed in the Sounds Tab.]]
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All sounds played in a project are divided into two types: sounds and notes.[[File:The_Sounds_Tab.png|thumb|250px|Sounds can be managed in the Sounds Tab.]]
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===Sounds===
 
===Sounds===
These are the items that are available only be importing or by summoning. These can be visited in the Sounds tab, where imported sounds can be played, imported, and deleted.
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Sounds are the items that are available only by importing or recording. These can be obtained in the "Sounds" tab, in which one can import, record, play, and edit sounds.
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The following blocks control the playing of these sounds:
 
The following blocks control the playing of these sounds:
 
*[[Play Sound () (block)|Play Sound ()]] {{-}} Begins the sound and executes the rest of its [[script]], without waiting for the sound to finish playing.
 
*[[Play Sound () (block)|Play Sound ()]] {{-}} Begins the sound and executes the rest of its [[script]], without waiting for the sound to finish playing.
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===Notes===
 
===Notes===
{{main|MIDI}}
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{{main|Notes}}
[[File:Blocks_relating_to_notes.png|thumb|194px|Notes can be controlled with a variety of blocks.]]These are not the same as the sounds mentioned before {{-}} they are not imported and are accessed easily from seven [[blocks]]. They are as follows:
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[[File:Blocks_relating_to_notes.png|thumb|Notes can be controlled with a variety of blocks.]]
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Prior to [[Scratch 2.0]], notes were accessed by an MIDI system, which are varieties of notes built in to one's computer. However, since Scratch 2.0 runs on Adobe Flash, the MIDI sound library is uncapable of use, and therefore the [[Scratch Team]] had to create their own sounds library built in to the Scratch program. The following blocks are related to notes:
 
*[[Play Drum () for () Beats (block)|Play Drum () for () Beats]] {{-}} Plays the specified drum for a given amount of beats.
 
*[[Play Drum () for () Beats (block)|Play Drum () for () Beats]] {{-}} Plays the specified drum for a given amount of beats.
 
*[[Play Note () for () Beats (block)|Play Note () for () Beats]] {{-}} Plays a given note from an instrument chosen in other blocks.
 
*[[Play Note () for () Beats (block)|Play Note () for () Beats]] {{-}} Plays a given note from an instrument chosen in other blocks.
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*[[Rest for () Beats (block)|Rest for () Beats]] {{-}} Plays a rest for a given amount of beats.
 
*[[Rest for () Beats (block)|Rest for () Beats]] {{-}} Plays a rest for a given amount of beats.
  
==Accessibility==
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==Accessibility of Sounds==
  
===Sounds===
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===Importing===
 
 
====Importing====
 
  
 
To obtain these, one has to view the Sounds tab of a [[sprite]]/[[stage]] and select the Import button (which appears as a folder). The user will be able to import sounds from their desktop or varying locations, including a sound library that comes with [[Scratch]].
 
To obtain these, one has to view the Sounds tab of a [[sprite]]/[[stage]] and select the Import button (which appears as a folder). The user will be able to import sounds from their desktop or varying locations, including a sound library that comes with [[Scratch]].
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{{note|When a [[Wikipedia:Surround sound|surround sound]] audio file is converted to mono, the surround channels are removed. This is due to Scratch's limitations with sound.}}
 
{{note|When a [[Wikipedia:Surround sound|surround sound]] audio file is converted to mono, the surround channels are removed. This is due to Scratch's limitations with sound.}}
  
====Recording====
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===Recording===
  
[[File:Scratch 2.0 Sound Editor.png|thumb|The sound recorder dialog.]]
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[[File:Scratch 2.0 Sound Editor.png|thumb|275px|The Scratch 2.0 sound editor.]]
 
{{main|Sound Editor}}
 
{{main|Sound Editor}}
 
Sounds can be recorded, imported, and modified in the [[Scratch 2.0]] sound editor. It provides simple options to edit an existing sound for many benefits. For more advanced options not within Scratch's, an external sound editor can be used.
 
Sounds can be recorded, imported, and modified in the [[Scratch 2.0]] sound editor. It provides simple options to edit an existing sound for many benefits. For more advanced options not within Scratch's, an external sound editor can be used.
 
===Notes===
 
These are available, even when the blocks that control them are not in use. They can be used simply by dragging out the wanted blocks and by activating them.
 
Notes and their blocks cannot be deleted.
 
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 00:06, 11 September 2013

This article is about sounds in the Scratch Program. For blocks related to sounds, see Sound Blocks.

A sound is an item which one hears that can be played in a Scratch project, available by importing, Scratch's built-in sound library, or recording. Sounds are played by using the sound blocks, which control a sound's volume, tempo, and more.

Sounds and notes

All sounds played in a project are divided into two types: sounds and notes.

Sounds can be managed in the Sounds Tab.

Sounds

Sounds are the items that are available only by importing or recording. These can be obtained in the "Sounds" tab, in which one can import, record, play, and edit sounds.

The following blocks control the playing of these sounds:

Notes

Main article: Notes
Notes can be controlled with a variety of blocks.

Prior to Scratch 2.0, notes were accessed by an MIDI system, which are varieties of notes built in to one's computer. However, since Scratch 2.0 runs on Adobe Flash, the MIDI sound library is uncapable of use, and therefore the Scratch Team had to create their own sounds library built in to the Scratch program. The following blocks are related to notes:

Accessibility of Sounds

Importing

To obtain these, one has to view the Sounds tab of a sprite/stage and select the Import button (which appears as a folder). The user will be able to import sounds from their desktop or varying locations, including a sound library that comes with Scratch.

Note Note: When a surround sound audio file is converted to mono, the surround channels are removed. This is due to Scratch's limitations with sound.

Recording

The Scratch 2.0 sound editor.
Main article: Sound Editor

Sounds can be recorded, imported, and modified in the Scratch 2.0 sound editor. It provides simple options to edit an existing sound for many benefits. For more advanced options not within Scratch's, an external sound editor can be used.

See Also

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