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Author: Shannon Zastrow at DoReMedia, Inc. | Website: http://www.doremedia.com

Using Chunks and the Sync Track to Build a Custom SoundTrack

*The Companion FLA file for this tutorial is available free from DoReMedia's Resources page.

In the following exercise, we will create a background track using DoReMedia Sound Family chunks that will save over 50% download time versus streaming the same amount of audio.

Begin by setting your frame rate from the MODIFY>MOVIE dialog box. We will use 13 fps for this exercise because it is an optimized frame rate for the musical tempo of our soundrack (see "Dealing With Seams and Timing Inconsistencies" below). IMPORT your audio components and sync track into your Flash movie. In this example we will use Spankin_intro.aif, Spankin_A.aif, Spankin_B.aif, and Spankin_break.aif. ADD 6 new LAYERS and rename them to match your audio components - including your sync track: "Sync", "Intro", "A", "B", "Break", and "Outro" {figure 1}.

Next, drop your sync track onto your timeline by selecting SYNC_130.aif in the Sound pulldown menu of the SOUND PROPERTIES dialogue box. Set the SYNC METHOD to STREAMING and enter 50 in the LOOPS box {figure 2}.
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