Soundboard
Soundboard 2.0.6b
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Soundboard is a Java based sound cueing program designed for theatrical use. It aims to be simple to use and maintain cross platform compatibility so that a sound designer who uses a Mac can build a show, and have it play back on the theatre's Windows-based playback computer. Soundboard provides a cross platform and open source alternative to programs such as QLab and SFX. It is designed to be simple enough for high school students and community theatres to use, and yet robust enough to be a viable application at a regional theatre.
What's New
Version 2.0.6b:
  • Corrected bug that was causing the GUI to hang on a stop cue.
  • Corrected bug that caused the cue timer to continue to run after the cue had been stopped.
  • Corrected bug that was causing stop cues to wait for double the entered pre-wait time.
  • Corrected bug that caused status messages to change before the execution of stop cues was complete.
  • Changed pre-wait times to accept decimal values.
  • Changed cue sheet export to include cue number.
  • Changed cue table to auto-scroll to the next ready-cue as the show plays.
  • Corrected bug that was allowing existing files to be over-written in the Save As dialogue.
  • Corrected bug that was reporting error when canceling out of Save As selection.
  • Corrected bug that was inhibiting auto-follow cues from creating necessary threads.
  • Corrected bug that caused fade timers to run after fade had stopped.
  • Changed behavior of Stop All button so that it no longer over-writes the status.
  • Added class for determining duration on wav files that lack duration header information.
  • Added more intelligent error handling for media files where the duration is not known and cannot be determined.
  • Added error handling code to check for bitrates that are too high for the Java sound api to handle.
  • Added (experimental) FLAC support.
  • Added ability to re-number cues and update their targets.
  • Corrected error in manual that excluded the cue menu (thanks, John Bibby!)
Version 2.0.6b:
  • Corrected bug that was causing the GUI to hang on a stop cue.
  • Corrected bug that caused the cue timer to continue to run after the cue had been stopped.
  • Corrected bug that was causing stop cues to wait for double the entered pre-wait time.
  • Corrected bug that caused status messages to change before the execution of stop cues was more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Java 1.6 or later



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stutemp1 commented on 17 Aug 2009
Why does this support every audio type EXCEPT mp3? This oversight pretty much makes it useless. Well not useless, but certainly very inconvenient as 99% of the audio files of 99% of the people are probably now in mp3 format and will have to be converted to use just for this one app. At least do like Audacity and make mp3 available if the user can download/install (or find their existing) mp3 system library.
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None (developer) replied on 28 Aug 2009
mp3 support had not been available because the Java Media Framework doesn't support it so brilliantly. As a sound designer myself, I try to avoid using mp3s wherever possible because they are a lossy format, so I certainly hadn't considered it "useless" without it.

However, the second beta release does include mp3 playback support.
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fishscale tipped on 16 Aug 2009
Might want to think of a new name. Soundboard is already taken by ambrosia software. I don't know the legality or if it's trademarked etc.. but just thought you would like to know before too many people discover your app, for confusion sake.
[Version 2.0b]

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madmegdigitalltd replied on 16 Aug 2009
Cueboard? SoundCue?

At any rate, thanks for developing a free app for this task!
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None (developer) replied on 28 Aug 2009
I've inherited this project, which was close to ten years old, so I'm not especially worried about being able to show prior art, but I've never been a fan of the name myself. Maybe a poll is in order? Hmm. I'm starting to feel like "CueJoe" (pun on Java and the man eating dog) might not be a bad idea with all the cross platform issues I'm wrestling with.
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Version Downloads:174
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:11 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Soundboard is a Java based sound cueing program designed for theatrical use. It aims to be simple to use and maintain cross platform compatibility so that a sound designer who uses a Mac can build a show, and have it play back on the theatre's Windows-based playback computer. Soundboard provides a cross platform and open source alternative to programs such as QLab and SFX. It is designed to be simple enough for high school students and community theatres to use, and yet robust enough to be a viable application at a regional theatre.


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