You will be able to:
Sound is a very important consideration in any media project. It can create mood and atmosphere, make people laugh or cry... or give information.
With Hyperstudio, you can pre-produce your audio in other applications and then import them into your project. You can also record directly into Hyperstudio. In addition, you can access and play tracks from music CD’s.
Hyperstudio supports AIFF, System 7, Wave
formats and more. You can also play midi files by saving them as
a QuickTime movie soundtrack.
Saving sound files in a stack
Simply click on the "disk library button"
to access the desktop and your files. When you have selected
the particular sound you want, you can preview it by clicking on the play
button. Clicking on OK will add the action of sound where you want
Playing an audio CD
Playing midi files
To play a midi file, it must be converted
to a QuickTime movie soundtrack. First you must load the midi file
into a program that can re-save it as a movie file. Instead of selecting
“play a sound” from the actions dialogue box, select “Play a Movie or Video”.
Recording your own sounds
By plugging a microphone into the computer,
you can record your own sounds. Using the "tape-recorder" interface
is easy. Watch your recording levels. Holding down the "option
key" as you press "record" will record at a higher sampling rate and produce
a better quality recording.
On the Macintosh, there is an NBA action that will read text in a computer voice if you have Speech Manager installed.
In the “actions” menu, you can select “stop all sounds” to stop any sound that is playing. This may be useful when clicking on a button which moves to another card.
Checking the “Background sound” box will
allow the sound file to play until it is finished, even if you move to
another stack or card.
Things to do:
Michael Shaw, 1997