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The sound recorder dialog.

Sounds can be recorded using the Sound Recorder. Clicking the red circle (record) will start recording; clicking again will stop it. The sound can be played or stopped using the other two buttons. To save the sound, press OK. A meter shows the duration and current volume.


Scratchers might want to record sounds for a variety of reasons. Some include:

  • Adding audible dialog to a project
  • Creating special noises (Sound Effects)

Other Programs

The Scratch sound recorder is very simple and does not let one edit sounds. As with the Paint Editor, many people prefer to record their sounds using an external program, then import them into Scratch. This allows them greater control over the sound, such as editing it. Users must beware that stereo sound is converted to mono upon importing, though.

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