I want to reverse a sound file using Praat. I tried to figure out the way to do it and found that there's a shortcut Ctrl+R in the Edit menu. but I want to do the same thing using the script.

Someone please guide me about how can we reverse a sound file in Praat script ?

  • Do you know that all commands you find in the objects window can be called in a script? And IIRC there should be a 'reverse' command/button somewhere in the objects window.
    – robert
    Nov 14, 2016 at 11:38
  • I am a beginner and don't know much about Praat and I just assumed that there would be a such command as I found To TextGrid (silences)... command in similar way Nov 14, 2016 at 12:17

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Use the Reverse command, under the "Modify" menu for Sound objects.

You could also (although it would be of limited real-world use) write it yourself by accessing the individual samples, as illustrated in the manual (under Object contents in a modification formula).

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