This guide will provide a brief introduction to Voice Again.  It will provide an overview of the essential controls and functionality of the program.

Starting Voice Again
When you first start Voice Again, you will start with an empty project.
Voice Again Empty Project

Importing Audio into Playlist
Voice again can import a variety of audio file formats including Microsoft Wave (WAV), Ogg Vorbis (OGG), Windows Media Format (WMA) and MP3 Audio (MP3). You can import audio into the playlist by clicking on the "File>Import Audio.." menu item. This will launch the "Import Audio Wizard" which allows you to pick a file and optionally apply noise reduction. Once you finish the wizard, the audio file that you have chosen will be added to the playlist.

You can also import a file into the playlist by using the "Add Audio" button below the playlist control. This will add the audio file to the playlist without noise reduction. You can also add audio files to the playlist by drag and dropping the files from your desktop or any folder onto the playlist control.
Voice Again with Audio
Playing Audio, Annotations and Navigation
Click on an item in the Playlist to display the audio in the Track View. To play the audio, click on the "Play All" button on the bottom far left part of the Track View. This will start the playback of the audio. You should hear the audio play from your speakers and the Track View will display a blue cursor where it is currently playing the audio. You can stop the playback by clicking on the "Stop" button.

You can select a section of the audio by left click dragging over the Track View. This will create a highlighted region that shows where you are selecting the audio. If you click the "Play from selection" button it will start playback at the beginning of the selection and play until the end of the selection. Clicking the "Repeat" button will allow you to loop playback in the selected region of the Track View.

Annotations help you organize the audio in the Track View into regions which you can optionally add textual information. To add an annotation, select the region you would like to create with your mouse. Next click on the "Annotations>Add Annotation.." menu item. This will put marker flags in the selected region.

To navigate forward and backward in the audio, use the "Fast Forward" and "Rewind" buttons which are located to the right of the Play and Stop buttons. You can also use the "Go to Beginning" and "Go to End" buttons to quickly go to the beginning or end of the audio. The "Instant Replay" button lets you move the play cursor back by 2 seconds.
Modifying Speed and Pitch
You can modify the speed of a recording by moving the "Speed Control" slider left (slower) or right (faster). You can also use the speed control buttons which range from 25% to 200% for changing the speed. Slowing down a recording is useful for picking up details in the audio that would not be easy to hear at normal speed. Increasing the speed of a recording allows you to save time by quickly scanning the audio.

The "Pitch Control" lets you change how frequency or pitch the recording will be played back. You can change the recording up to minus or plus two octaves. This lets you lower a high voice or raise a low voice in order to improve intelligibility. Formant Correction provides a way of producing a more natural sounding voice during pitch shifting.
Creating an Audio Files
Voice Again can render to WAV, OGG, WMA formats. To render one or more of the items in the playlist to one of these media types, click on the "File>Render Audio File.." menu. This will bring up a "File Render Wizard" dialog. This wizard will let you choose one or more of the playlist items, the audio format, and the folder where these files will be created.

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