With Harmony, you can import soundtracks and dialogue into your animation to make it more engaging and entertaining.There are several sound editing features you can use to synchronize sounds to individual frames or moments in time. You can also use them to trim unwanted seconds from the beginning and end of your sound files, as well as loop sounds that you want to continue throughout your animation.

Your ability to add dialogue to animation is greatly enhanced with the Harmony lip-sync tools. Harmony can analyze voice tracks to determine which of the eight animation phonemes (lip positions) would best apply to each frame of sound. With the mouth chart that is generated, you can easily draw lip positions for your character. Furthermore, Harmony can automatically apply drawings of lip positions to each frame of your animation based on the mouth chart.

You can also synchronize your animation to a music score. Refer to Setting Tempo Markers to learn more.

This chapter contains the following topics:

Importing a Sound File
Sound Layer Properties - Sound Element Editor
Sound Displays
Sound Playback
Sound Scrubbing
Editing a Sound File
Adding an Empty Sound Layer