Add Background Music and Sound Effects to jazz up your Crowdpurr Experience! Choose from our preset selection of background music tracks to accompany your Trivia Game, Bingo Game, Poll, or Social Wall. The chosen music track will then continuously play on the Presentation View and directly on your participant's Participant Views.
With sound effects, your participants will hear fun audio feedback for various actions during an Experience. For example, participants will be notified when a new question begins and when they submit an answer on Polls and Trivia Games. A different sound effect will play depending on whether they've answered correctly or incorrectly. Additionally, when various Viewer Controls are enabled, different sound effects will play.
With Bingo Games, a sound effect will play when participants mark a square on their bingo card or when they earn a BINGO.
Both the background music and sound effects can be configured to play either on the Presentation View, Participant View, or both. Additionally, any changes made to your sound configuration will update the Presentation View and Participant View in real-time!
Accessing Background Music and Sound Effects
From the Experience Dashboard of any created Experience, navigate to the green Settings tab. Under the Sounds section, you'll see both the Background Music and the Sound Effects boxes.
Sounds page on the Experience Dashboard
Crowdpurr offers a fun selection of Background Music tracks you can add to constantly stream throughout your Experience. By default, the background music setting is disabled for any newly-created Experience.
You can browse through and choose from the different music tracks available using the dropdown selection. For instance, you can select Happy Jingle for an upbeat atmosphere for your participants. Or, you can choose the Intense Quiz track for a more serious and competitive touch. When enabled on either view, the background music track will continuously play and loop throughout the entire Experience.
You can also configure which views should play the background music. You can choose to only play the background music on the Presentation View, Participant View, or both.
Alternatively, if you prefer not to play any background music at all, simply disable both the Play Background Music On Presentation View and Play Background Music on Participant View settings.
By default, Sound Effects are also enabled for any newly-created Experience. Sound effects add a fun dynamic and enriching experience. Depending on the Experience Type, different sound effects will play based on the specific action taken during the live Experience.
For example, sound effects include:
- Starting a new Active Question
- Participants submitting an incorrect answer
- The Question Timer running out
- And many more!
Similar to the background music settings, you can also configure which display should play sound effects. You can choose to only play sound effects on the Presentation View, Participant View, or both.
However, if you prefer not to play any sound effects at all, simply disable both the Play Sound Effects On Presentation View and Play Sound Effects on Participant View settings.
Muting Sounds on the Presentation View
If you need to quickly mute sound from playing on the Presentation View, to make an announcement, for example, use the Mute Presentation View (V) setting available on the Presentation View's configuration menu. To open the configuration menu of the Presentation View, click the gray Settings button with a gears icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
Mute Presentation View (V) option on Presentation View
Enable the Mute Presentation View (V) setting to immediately mute any sounds from playing. Alternatively, you can press the "V" on your keyboard to quickly toggle this setting on and off.
For more information on the different Crowdpurr keyboard shortcuts available, please visit Crowdpurr Keyboard Shortcuts Reference.
Muting Sounds on the Participant View
Even if you've enabled the Background Music and Sound Effects settings to play on the Participant View, your participants can always mute any sound from playing by choosing the Mute Sounds option. Participants can access this setting by tapping on their player name located in the upper-right corner of the Participant View. Once participants have chosen the Mute Sounds option, this will prevent any background music or sound effect from playing on their device.
Mute Sounds option on Participant View
Unmute Sounds option on Participant View
Participants can always Unmute Sounds to continue hearing any background music or sound effects by clicking on their player name again and selecting the Unmute Sounds option. This will immediately play any sounds enabled on the Participant View.