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This article is about sounds in the Scratch Program. For blocks related to sounds, see 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, tempo and so on forth.

Sounds and notes

All noises played in a project divide into two types, sounds and notes.

Sounds can be managed in the Sounds Tab.


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. The following blocks control the playing of these sounds:


Main article: MIDI
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:




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.


The sound recorder dialog.
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.


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.

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