You can import audio files and create audio assets in Switcher Studio to enhance your production with sound effects. Beginning with Switcher Studio 3.1, there are also several pre-loaded audio samples for you to use.

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Supported Audio File Types

The following audio file types can be imported into Switcher Studio:

  • .wav (linear PCM)
  • .mp3
  • .m4a (aac audio)

Note: You can import .caf files that were recorded by the Switcher Studio app. It is not currently possible to import .caf files that were recorded outside of Switcher Studio.

Importing Audio Files Saved to the iPhone/iPad

  • From the main switcher, tap the blue + button, located at the bottom of the Sources / Production panel.
  • Tap Audio.
  • Tap the source where your audio file is stored.
  • Tap the file you'd like to import.
  • The audio asset will appear in the Sources/Production panel.

Importing Audio Files Using Dropbox or Google Drive

If your audio file is in Google Drive or Dropbox, you'll want to follow the instructions for importing from those platforms, which are linked below:

Using Pre-loaded Audio Samples

To use any of the built-in audio samples:

  • From the main switcher, tap the blue + button, located at the bottom of the Sources / Production panel.
  • Tap Audio.
  • Tap Samples.
  • A list of the pre-loaded audio samples will appear.
  • Tap one of the options to go to the Editor for that sample.

In the Editor window, you can adjust the audio volume and the Tag.

  • Tap the Play button to hear the sample.
  • Use the slider to adjust the volume as needed.

The Tag is the text that appears in the asset thumbnail. To edit it:

  • TapTag and your keyboard should appear.
  • Add or edit the text.
  • Tap Done to add the sample to your Sources/Production panel.

Creating an Audio Asset from a Video File

If you have a video file on your device or Switcher Cloud that you would like to use as an audio-only asset, you can create an audio asset within Switcher Studio as follows:

  • Tap the blue + button, located at the bottom of the Sources / Production panel.
  • Tap Audio.
  • Tap Audio from Video.
  • Tap the source where your video file is stored.
  • Tap the file you'd like to import.
  • The audio asset Editor window will appear.
  • Adjust the volume and edit the Tag as needed.
  • Tap Done.

The newly created audio asset will appear in the Sources / Production panel.

Editing an Audio Asset

You can edit the volume and tag (i.e. text description) of an audio asset as follows:

  • Tap and hold on the audio asset thumbnail in the Sources / Production panel.
  • Tap Edit.
  • Tap the Play button to hear the sample.
  • Use the slider to adjust the volume as needed.
  • Tap Tag and your keyboard will appear.
  • Add or edit the text for the Tag.
  • Tap Done to save the changes.

Playing an Audio Asset during your Production

An audio asset will start playing as soon as you tap it (even if you are using the Preview window). Here are the basic steps to using an audio asset during a production:

  • Tap an audio asset thumbnail to play the audio.
  • A red box surrounds the thumbnail while the audio is playing.
  • Tap the thumbnail again to stop it, or let it play to the end.
  • You can play multiple audio assets concurrently, by tapping on multiple thumbnails.
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