This article describes how to use WaveMaker to record and edit audio files for your script in SpitFire X. See this article for details on how to use ScriptMaker to create different types of scripts.
WaveMaker is a simple audio editing application that is tied into ScriptMaker and will open when you click the cassette tape icon next to the various parts of the script. Note: You will need to make sure you have your microphone and speakers hooked up the Dialer's sound card. If recording your script messages on another computer, then you will just click on the yellow folders to select the wav files you have recorded and copied over to the Dialer.
See the circles around the WaveMaker icons in the image below:
When you click one of these, it opens WaveMaker so you can record the appropriate message for that part of the script. Here is WaveMaker:
Recording and Editing a Wave file
1. After WaveMaker is open, click the button to begin recording the message. If no sound is being made, check that your microphone is plugged into the correct jack on the computer's sound card. Usually this is a pink or red jack at the back of the computer.
2. To stop recording, just click the button. When stopped your WaveMaker should look something like this:
You can play the message back with the button. If you don't hear anything, check to make sure your speakers are plugged into the correct port on the back of the Dialer (usually a green jack) and that they are powered up and volume is up.
3. If you want to start over again because of a mistake, simply click the button to create a new recording. Then repeat steps 1 and 2.
4. You can also do some editing. If, for instance you want to cut out a section from the wav file, first click and drag your mouse over the section you want to delete. The result will look like this:
5. Now click the button to cut out that section and you will see the following:
6. Another process you may have to do is amplify the volume of the recording if the recording was low. Here is an example of a low volume recording:
7. To amplify this audio, simply click the button several times until the size of the waveform looks more like the examples above.
8. Sometimes the wav file format you record needs to be different from the default settings that WaveMaker uses. This is the case for PRI or SIP trunks. To edit the wav file format, start by clicking File->Convert from Menu
9. Now for PRI or SIP trunks the settings need to be changed from 8,000 kHz, 16 bit, Mono (see above) to 11,025 kHz, 8 bit, Mono.
10. Now the format settings at the bottom, left-hand side of the WaveMaker screen will reflect this change.
11. Once you have finished editing, you are ready to save the file by clicking the button. WaveMaker will automatically has automatically named the wav file and will save it into the specific folder that is needed for the script you are working on. Once that is done, you can close WaveMaker and move on to the next part of the script you are working on.