Chapter EightWorking with Sound

Animation and sound go together like pie and ice cream. No matter how appealing your animation is, it will engage your audience even more if you back it up with appropriate music and add some well-chosen sound effects.

Flash can’t create or record sound, and its sound-editing ability is minimal. If you want to add music or other sounds to a Flash movie, you either have to record it yourself or use prerecorded sounds from CDs or the Web. Either way, you’ll almost always want to use a sound-editing program to adjust the length, volume, and quality of the sound. The cost of sound-editing software ranges from free (Audacity, an open-source program downloadable from to thousands of dollars ...

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