Cleaning up sound in Articulate Replay

Jan 07, 2014

Good afternoon!

Is there a better way to clean up sound with Articulate Replay?

-I just got Storyline and Replay last week. Recorded a screen capture (no sound) plus webcam (used decent microphone)

-Since I have Adobe Audition, I generally clean up my audio there and roll it back into Captivate, MovieMaker, etc.

-But I don't see a way to insert a cleaned audio track back into Replay. Is there?

-What I did that worked as a Plan B: 1.) Published MP4 from Replay, 2.) Imported it to Adobe Audition, cleaned audio, and published from Audition as a sound file, 3.) Imported to Windows MovieMaker to combine cleaned Audition audio track with Replay's MP4 visual track, then published from MovieMaker. (Maybe I could have substituted MovieMaker with Storyline here.)

-It'll work, but is there a better workflow to combine cleaned audio back into Replay for re-publish from Replay?

Thanks so much!

7 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Nicholas and welcome to Heroes!

Replay has dual tracks, so you can import sound or an audio file to exist on one of the tracks to match your screen recording or webcam video. In regards to editing within Replay, I've seen a few feature requests for more robust editing capabilities, so if you'd like to share your thoughts on what you'd like to see please feel free to share here with our development team. 

Nicholas Sargent

Thank you, Ashley!

At first I thought I'd have to sacrifice either webcam or screen capture track to make room for the cleaned audio. But... inspired by your idea, I did this:

1.) Recorded webcam, screen capture and microphone audio.

2.) Published typical MP4 from Replay.

3.) Re-imported MP4 to a new Replay project: track A. (Muted audio)

4.) Additionally, imported MP4 Replay to Adobe Audition to clean the audio. Published Audition WAV audio file.

5.) Imported new Audition WAV audio file to new Replay project track B. (Enabled audio)

Using this method of publishing track A and B, then importing back as track A and adding new track B, (repeat); I'm curious to see what kind of reflection-within-a-reflection uses this workflow might produce. (For instance, screen capture, avatar, plus occasional concept slide, diagram, comic, etc. popping in as a full-screen B at the appropriate time.

I've benefited from this and other posts you've published. Have a great day and thanks again!

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Lynn!

To adjust the volume of a sound clip in your project, do the following:

  1. Select the sound clip in the timeline.
  2. Use the panel on the right side of the screen to adjust the volume.
    • Mute: This option mutes the selected sound clip.
    • Automatic: This option uses the video's original volume.
    • Manual: This option lets you raise or lower the volume with a slider.

To delete a sound clip, just select it in the timeline, and click the Delete key on your keyboard.

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