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.Wav file's volume being ignored

Feb 17, 2014 1:32 PM

Hello,

 

I reduced the volume of a .wav file in audacity.

 

When I load in audacity, the volume is less.

 

But when I import to Flash Professional, the volume is not lowered at all.

 

What should I do to lower the default starting volume?

 

,Jim

 
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  • kglad
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    Feb 17, 2014 4:37 PM   in reply to GoodNewsJim

    if you're adding your sound to a timeline, open the properties panel with that keyframe selected and, next to the effects combobox is a edit sound envelope icon which you can click and edit the sound's volume.

     

    if you use actionscript to create your sound, adjust the volume of the sound's soundchannel.

     
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  • kglad
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    Feb 18, 2014 11:52 AM   in reply to GoodNewsJim

    i've not had that problem with audacity and flash but it's easy enough to compensate and "normalize" all your sounds' volume levels.

     

    so, if you have inconsistant 100% sound volume levels and you want to control them all with sliders, instead of the sliders directly controlling the sounds' volumes, have it control a "normalized" variable that you assign for each sound.

     

    for example if s1 is a sound that plays appropriately at 100% volume and s2 plays too loud (but at 80% volume matches the s1 100% volume), use:

     

    var s1MaxVol:Number=1;

    var s2MaxVol:Number=.8;

     

    then when you're assigning sound volumes, you would use something like:

     

    // for whateverSound with soundchannel=whateverSoundChannel and parameter = whateverSoundMaxVol set above

    sound_transform.volume=whateverSoundMaxVol*your_slider_value;

    whateverSoundChannel.soundTransform=sound_transform;

     
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