L541: Introductory Phonetics (Spring 2004)
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WaveSurfer Guide for L541

Part 2: Basic

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User manual for WaveSurfer is available from http://www.speech.kth.se/wavesurfer/man.html. ButtonPress-3 is Right-click on Windows, and Control+Click on Mac. Right-click on a pane or an icon will provide more options.

Audio control :

This provides a Play & Record function. In the original setting, your audio contorl looks like this . You can add or delete icons by changing icon setting of your Preferences. To modify Preferences, go to File and select Preferences... Click on or off the icons listed in the Misc Tab.

Icons Functions Shortcut keys
Back to the sound beginning.  
Play space
Play loop F8
Pause space
Stop to play F6
Close the current file  

Other useful shortcut keys are:

Play selected portion: F3

Play whole: F2

You can change these shortcut keys from Keys tab in the Preferences window.

WaveBar (=View options)

WaveBar shows a waveform of the whole sound. Highlighted area in the WaveBar appeared in the display (Waveform pane, Time axis pane, etc.). You can drag the highlighted bar or click at the other areas in the WaveBar to view a different part of the sound file.

Icons Function Shortcut keys
Zoom in Shift + left-click
Zoom out  
View all  
View selection  


Prepared by Kyoko Nagao
Last updated on Jan 19, 2004