SoundByte
SoundByte 4.5.0
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Radio station-style cart machine.   Shareware ($39.00)
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SoundByte is a computerized cart machine for the Mac. It is very similar to the so-called cart machines used at radio stations in the past. Each recording - a jingle, advertisement, etc, was on a cartidge, which could be quickly selected and played.

Sound Byte brings the cart machine to the computer age. You can assign select up to 75 recordings per rack, and assign each to a button. Clicking on a button plays that recording. Multiple recordings can be played at the same time.

Three versions are available:
  • Sound Byte Lite supports a single rack
What's New
Version 4.5.0:
  • Added marking of played carts
  • Added an option to disable played carts to preferences
  • Added cart text color and bold
  • Alphabetizing rack is now not case sensitive
  • Added option to drop the serial port DTR and RTS lines when a cart is paused
  • Added a management menu item to disable cart clicks
  • Enlarged active area for dragging a cart
  • Bug fix - carts would not fade in when triggered by MIDI
  • Bug fix - could try to set in/out times on a playlist in a cart, which would cause a crash
  • Bug fix - MIDI control not working when multiple racks were open
Version 4.5.0:
  • Added marking of played carts
  • Added an option to disable played carts to preferences
  • Added cart text color and bold
  • Alphabetizing rack is now not case sensitive
  • Added option to drop the serial port DTR and RTS lines when a cart is paused
  • Added a management menu item to disable cart clicks
  • Enlarged active more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later





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Corpsecorps commented on 10 Aug 2009
Downloaded the Lite version to give it a trial.

NEEDS POLISH!

Aliased icon and a few peculiarities in the UI.

Hard to test it out when the trial comes with no actual sounds. At least 1 rack's worth of small sound effect clips would help greatly. While i might have use for this, i don't currently have a huge library of sound snips lying around to test it out with so i went scouring my drives and within games and found a few AIF's, but mostly .OGGs or other formats it won't play.

Nags to purchase the full version come often and are accompanied by a system alert sound.
[Version 3.9.3]


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+4
professor_b commented on 27 Feb 2007
When this works, it is great. When it doesn't...well, it gets weird.

I have this running on a Macbook for a podcast that I do. The software sometimes works well, but other times, the sounds break apart, get choppy, or clip a microsecond from the front of the sound. I often have to quit and reopen the program to get it to work correctly.

The developer has tried to be helpful, but we cannot resolve this problem. The software is almost unusable for me, and the developer is at a loss.
[Version 3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 May 2004
very good
[Version 2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Apr 2004
Pretty cool little cart app....but why the hell does the description still say it broadcasts radio stations on the net? Pretty much doesn't do that. Nope.
[Version 2.1]


burypromote

+3
Mac0852 had trouble on 24 Apr 2006
The program won't start up in 10.3.9 without crashing due to a NilObjectException error.
[Version 3.0b1]


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Downloads:18,218
Version Downloads:88
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:28 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.00
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SoundByte is a computerized cart machine for the Mac. It is very similar to the so-called cart machines used at radio stations in the past. Each recording - a jingle, advertisement, etc, was on a cartidge, which could be quickly selected and played.

Sound Byte brings the cart machine to the computer age. You can assign select up to 75 recordings per rack, and assign each to a button. Clicking on a button plays that recording. Multiple recordings can be played at the same time.

Three versions are available:
  • Sound Byte Lite supports a single rack of carts, or up to 75 recordings total. The registration fee is only $39.
  • Sound Byte supports five racks of carts, or up to 375 recordings total. The registration fee is only $79.
  • Sound Byte Pro supports fifty racks of carts, or up to 3750 recordings total. The registration fee is only $149.


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