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The SoundBoard loads .wav files, and allows you to play them with a click of a button.

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The SoundBoard loads up to eighteen .wav files, and allows you to play them at the click of a button. Each sound clips can be renamed have its volume set, and a position chosen. This configuration can be saved, and loaded so that your SFX are always instantly available and at the correct volume and position. Six "favourite" sound schemes can be chosen so that they can be quickly retrieved.

Multiple sounds can be played at a time, and the sound can be paused or stopped. Different colour schemes can be chosen to distinguish between multiple instances of the application. Each SFX has its duration displayed, and whilst playing either the time elapsed, or the time remaining can be shown.

Volume and position changes are effective immediately, whether or not the SFX is playing. While playing, the light on the button associated with the sound is illuminated, and when paused, the light turns orange.

Once all volumes and start times have been set, the board can be set to "compact mode" to take up less screen space, while still giving access to the sounds names and play/pause/stop buttons.

Keyboard shortcuts
Each sound has a corresponding key on the keyboard which activates it- the keys 1 through 9, and Q through O. Tapping the key starts and pauses the sound, and holding shift as you do this stops the sound. To get a reminder of which key plays which sound, press control.

Origin
The program was designed to the specification of the hosts of the now defunct podcast The Sitter Downers to assist them with the sound effects in their show, and was used by them on a weekly basis.

MP3 support
Soundboard will not open or play MP3 files. I appreciate this would be a useful addition, but sadly my coding skills do not extend that far. There are many apps which can perform the conversion like Audacity ...

Software Santa: Ha-ha ... with this app you can emulate those little keychain hardware sound-making toys!
Load 18 different flatulences into it to make a 'fart machine'
Or 18 little clicks/pops to emulate the Electronic Bubble Wrap Keychain


http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/soundboard/
« Last Edit: February 01, 2015, 04:09:03 PM by Software Santa »