Keyboard Shortcuts and Faster Zooming

Sodaphonic is always improving, but sometimes the changes aren’t always immediately noticeable, so I thought I’d highlight what’s been made better in recent weeks.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Whether you’re a casual or power user, keyboard shortcuts are a great way of getting things done quicker. Sodaphonic now has support for some basic keyboard commands, most of which you’ll be familiar with — copy and paste with “Cmd/Ctrl + c” and “Cmd/Ctrl + v” for example.

To see a full list of these shortcuts, just type “?” on the editor page.

Faster Zooming

Zooming into a specific point on a waveform is an essential function of an audio editor, and previously this was a bit slow. Now using a new feature I call PredictoZoom™, Sodaphonic can zoom-in and out almost instantly.

Trimming

Lastly, a much-requested feature — trimming. Trimming is an easy way to keep the audio you want and throw out the rest. Just select the piece you of the waveform you wish to keep then go to Edit→Trim. Easy.

Feedback

As ever, I’d love your feedback! Please send any suggestions or comments by email or Twitter.

Hello, hello

In 2012 I gave a talk at JSConf EU in Berlin called JavaScript is the new Punk Rock. The talk showed off a brand new addition to web browsers called the Web Audio API while exclaiming how the DIY attitude of punk could be applied to the web. You don’t have to be an expert, just create. And so that’s what I’ve done. Sodaphonic is a way of recording and editing in the browser. No plugins, no installing anything, just open sodaphonic.com in your favourite (modern) browser and off you go.

I’m no expert, there are going to be bugs, but I’m enjoying making it and I hope you enjoy using it.