FADE OUT MUSIC

I'm demo-ing Storyline 2, and wanted to know if what I'm looking for in an audio function is available/possible.

I have an opening page set up that has a 30-sec audio/music bed. After a user migrates from that page, I think the music would become distracting.

However ... when I migrate from that page, and if the clip is not over ... the music shuts off abruptly, which isn't a great presentation. Is there something of a FADE OUT behavior that can be attached to this, so that the music can fade, rather than just shut down?

Many thanks!

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Jim Walker

Hi Alexandros

Thanks for getting back to me with this! But when I go to the DEMO link, I get this:

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Jim

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Alexandros Anoyatis

It's not an add-on. Just a simple Storyline file. You can (should) use that one as a template of your course.

1) Publish the story once and copy the folder generated by the webobject (should be named 6ot4STUqXpR) somewhere on your computer.
2) In your new folder, replace 6ot4STUqXpR/audio/main.mp3 with the audio of your choosing.
3) Then go back to the source story and remove the webobject from slide 2.1 and add it again pointing to the index.html of the folder you copied (and edited in step 2).
4) Republish the story - a new webobject folder will be created (with a different 11 character ID). Note that down.
5) Replace all instances of '6ot4STUqXpR' with the new ID in :
a) the 1st slide trigger in Slide 1.1
b) layer trigger inside Layer 'Audio Play' on the Master slide
6) Remove unnecessary clutter (play/pause buttons etc.) - they are only used as an example.

Finally, you can control play by incrementing variables audioPlay, audioPause, audioResume, audioStop, audioVolume (this last one can be set to 0 for complete fade out, 100 for fade in, or any other number in between).

Hope this helps,
Alex

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Alexandros Anoyatis

It's not an add-on. Just a simple Storyline file. You can (should) use that one as a template of your course.

1) Publish the story once and copy the folder generated by the webobject (should be named 6ot4STUqXpR) somewhere on your computer.
2) In your new folder, replace 6ot4STUqXpR/audio/main.mp3 with the audio of your choosing.
3) Then go back to the source story and remove the webobject from slide 2.1 and add it again pointing to the index.html of the folder you copied (and edited in step 2).
4) Republish the story - a new webobject folder will be created (with a different 11 character ID). Note that down.
5) Replace all instances of '6ot4STUqXpR' with the new ID in :
a) the 1st slide trigger in Slide 1.1
b) layer trigger inside Layer 'Audio Play' on the Master slide
6) Remove unnecessary clutter (play/pause buttons etc.) - they are only used as an example.

Finally, you can control play by incrementing variables audioPlay, audioPause, audioResume, audioStop, audioVolume (this last one can be set to 0 for complete fade out, 100 for fade in, or any other number in between).

Hope this helps,
Alex

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the above reply. I'm looking for an option where I have a single screen with music, however I want the music to play with lower volume as there is a 7 sec voiceover. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance..

Alexandros Anoyatis

Once you follow the steps above to call your mp3 file, you can create your desired effect in that slide by adding the following triggers:

1) Add +1 to variable audioPlay (this starts playing the audio file). Do not add this if you know your background audio has already been initiated in an earlier slide.
2) Change variable audioVolume to 20 (this fades out the volume down to 20%) when Timeline reaches [time voiceover starts] sec.
3) Change variable audioVolume to 100 (this fades the volume back up to 100%) when media [voiceover] completes.

Hope this helps,
Alex