How do I use my own sounds when editing a board in CoughDrop?

When editing a board, the default behavior is for vocalization buttons to generate speech using the device's text-to-speech synthesis engine. However, you can also provide your own audio for each button if desired. You can also specify a license for these sounds, so others who copy and modify your board will be able to give proper attribution.

Open the button settings window

Open the button settings window

To attach a sound to a button, hit the button to open the button settings window.

Open the sound section

Open the sound section

Hit the "Sound" section to open the sound settings.

Choose audio recording

Choose audio recording

To record audio, hit the little microphone icon to open the recording tool. Note that not all devices and browsers support recording audio on the fly (the recording tool uses HTML5, not Flash).

NOTE: Keep an eye out for the camera permission popup that your browser may show. Some of them aren't terribly obvious, but the camera preview won't show up if you haven't allowed CoughDrop access to your camera.

Start recording

Start recording

Hit "Start" or just hit the big red circle to start recording.

Stop recording

Stop recording

When you are finished hit "Stop" or hit the big red circle.

Review and accept

Review and accept

After you have recorded an audio clip you can review it, select a license and assign the sound. You can also try again or abandon the recording. To finalize, hit "Use This".

Upload a file

Upload a file

You can also provide a pre-recorded audio file by hitting the small cloud button.

Select the file

Select the file

Select the file from your device that you want to provide.

Fun side note: You can also drag sound files from your device's file browser and drop them on the button you'd like to assign them to. This drag and drop feature is not supported on some browsers.

Review the file

Review the file

Now you can review the audio file before finishing.

Pick a license

Pick a license

You can also choose a license, including providing alternative attribution information in case you are not the original author.

Approve and finalize

Approve and finalize

When you are done hit "Use This" or "Close" to finalize the new sound.

Save

Save

Make sure to hit "Save" when you are done editing so your changes are not lost.

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