Doratoon User guide

How to use Doratoon? Check below step by step.

Recording, Sound, and Sound Effects

As far as audio is concerned, it plays an important role in any media clip. Considering this, Doratoon enables you to record your voice, convert your text into speech using its artificial intelligence (AI) synthesis, add background music to your presentations, and apply sound effects to make the entire video look professional.

You can check the following sections and use the simple instructions given under each of them to record a voiceover, exploit AI synthesis, upload and add background music (BGM), and apply sound effects in Doratoon.

How to Record a Voiceover

Voiceovers can be converted from text content into speech, or recorded directly using the Format painter tool that Doratoon has. The methods of using these features are given below:

Convert Text to Speech

Step 1: Choose AI synthesis

After starting a new Doratoon project, select the scene page you want to add a voiceover to. From the toolbox present at the top, click the Format painter tool, and then click AI synthesis from the available options. When the audio scope confirmation box appears, click current page or full video to make the audio available only for the currently active slide or throughout the video respectively.


Step 2: Adjust Conversion Preferences

On the AI smart text box, click the Voice center option, and then choose any character of your choice from the available ones. Next, use the Speed slider to increase or decrease the tempo of the speech as needed.


Step 3: Convert Text to Speech and Add the Audio to the Presentation

In the text input field, type the sentences that you want to convert to audio. Make sure to use correct punctuations in order to have a voiceover with a realistic tone and proper pauses. Once you have entered the content, click Audio preview from the lower section of the box to see whether the converted audio sounds real. If everything looks acceptable, click Add to video to integrate the audio into the presentation.


Record a Voiceover

Step 1: Get to Format painter

Use the method explained above to get to the Format painter tool.

Step 2: Choose Record directly

When the Format painter box opens, click Record directly from the available options, and start recording your voice.


Step 3: Upload a Voiceover File (Alternate Solution)

Click the Upload option from the Format painter box, and select and upload from your PC a voiceover audio file that you have already prepared earlier. This will eliminate the need of recording the audio directly or using the AI synthesis tool for conversion. On the audio scope confirmation box, as earlier, choose whether to apply the voiceover to the currently active slide or the entire presentation, and continue working on the Doratoon project from there.


How to Add Background Music (BGM)

Doratoon allows you to add background music to your presentation easily and quickly. Furthermore, you can even choose whether the music should be played once or in a loop throughout the presentation. The processes of adding the integrated background music (BGM), and uploading your custom tracks are given below:

Step 1: Use Built-in Background Music

Click Sound from the toolbar on the left, preview the tracks by clicking the small Play button next to each of them, and then click the Apply button next to the one you want to add to the video.


Step 2: Upload a Custom Background Music (Alternate Solution)

Click the Upload button from the top of the Sound pane, and select and upload a background music file from your PC to Doratoon.


How to Apply Sound Effects

When it comes to applying sound effects, it is merely the matter of adjusting the volumes of the BGM and the voiceover so the video presentation looks professional and becomes convincing. The process of managing these settings is given below:

Step 1: Open Sound management

Usually, the Sound management box opens automatically as soon as you apply the background music to the presentation. If it doesn’t, you can click the Sound icon present at the bottom-right corner of the Canvas.

Step 2: Adjust the Volumes

Drag the Volume slider in the background music section of the Sound management box to the left to reduce the volume level of the BGM. Next, drag the Volume slider in the Record section to the right to increase the volume level of the voice. This will make the voiceover clearly audible with the BGM playing in the background in low volume.


Step 3: Enable Looping

Check the Loop box from the background music section to make the BGM play in a loop throughout the video.


Step 4: Edit the BGM

Click the Trim icon from the background music section, and on the next box, use the left and right handles to trim off the starting and/or ending parts of the audio as needed. Click Back when done to get back to the previous box. Once everything is all set, click Play at same time from the lower section of the Sound management box to preview the complete audio that will be added to the presentation. Close the box when all the settings look acceptable.


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