ReadThrough - Premium Feature

What does it do?

Want to hear your script out loud? Don't have a ton of actor friends to do a reading for you? No worries! ReadThrough allows you to assign voices to each character and play the script's contents aloud. Maybe you do know some actor friends and would like to hear them read the lines. Send them an invite to read and record the lines and save it to the project! 
Note: This feature is available as a separate yearly purchase or with a Premium subscription.  Update  your subscription today!


Use ReadThrough

  1. Select Tools > Plugins > ReadThrough
  2. As needed, edit the Play Options
    1. Play current line - Will play only the line your cursor is located in
    2. Play continuously from here - Will play from where your cursor is located onward
  3. As needed, edit the Perform ReadThrough for options
    1. All - Will play all line types in the script
    2. Current Character - Will play only the lines for the character you placed your cursor on
  4. Select the Play icon
    1. It will begin playing from where your cursor is located in the script
  5. As needed, use the left and right arrows to move forwards and backwards through the script



ReadThrough Play settings


Edit "Casting"

  1. Open the ReadThrough plugin
  2. Select the Casting tab
  3. Open the Sort Order drop-down to select the desired sorting order
  4. For each character
    1. Select the appropriate gender
    2. Open the Voice drop-down menu to select a character voice.
    3. As needed, designate an Age Range


ReadThrough Casting Settings


Record Voice Actors

  1. Open the ReadThrough plugin
  2. Select the Record tab
  3. Under Recording for, open the character drop-down menu to select the character you would like to record for
  4. Use the left and right arrows to navigate to the desired lines
  5. Select the desired record settings
    1. Three second count-in
    2. Automatically play back recording
    3. Automatically go to next line
    4. Automatically record next line
  6. When you are ready, press REC to start and stop recording
    1. Use the |< and >| arrows to navigate between lines. 

OR

  1. Open the ReadThrough plugin
  2. Select the Record tab
  3. Under Recording for, open the character drop-down menu to select the character you would like to record for
  4. Use the left and right arrows to navigate to the desired lines
  5. Select the upload icon to the right of REC to upload a recording from outside WriterDuet
    1. Uploads must be one line at a time
  6. Select the file from your device
  7. Select Upload


ReadThrough Record Settings


Download ReadThrough Performance

  1. Open the ReadThrough plugin
  2. Play the script through once as desired
  3. Select the download icon to the right of the play icon
    1. The audio files will download in groups
    2. You can edit them externally to place them in one audio file


Invite Performers

  1. Open the ReadThrough plugin
  2. Select the Record tab
  3. Select Invite Performer
  4. Enter the performer's email
  5. Select the + to add them
  6. As needed, add more performers
  7. Select Send Invites