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Soundplant free download for Mac

Soundplant for Mac

16 July 2021

Use your keyboard as an instrument and sample trigger.

What is Soundplant for Mac

Soundplant turns your computer keyboard (yes, your QWERTY keyboard) into a versatile, low latency, multitrack sample-triggering device and playable musical instrument, allowing the assignment of sound files of any format and size onto virtually all keyboard keys, giving you hours of instantly-playing random access audio at your fingertips with no extra hardware needed.

Use Soundplant as a performance, presentation, or installation tool, as a drum pad, to mix together tracks in realtime, as an educational aid, to trigger sound effects or background tracks during a show, to create music or loops, to sketch sound designs, or to give new life to old sounds - all via an input device you've been practicing on for as long as you've been typing.

Because it's a standalone 'software sampler' that uses your own samples, Soundplant is an infinitely flexible electronic instrument limited only by the variety of sounds that you feed it. An easy-to-use interface provides drag-and-drop, point-and-click configuration of each key, including options which control the way each sound is triggered along with several lightweight non-destructive realtime effects. Playing sounds are displayed with a progress bar and track time, and you can even trigger sounds with Soundplant hidden while using any other program.

  • 72 keyboard keys can be used to trigger sounds, all with very low latency
  • drag and drop sound files onto keyboard keys for quick and easy key assignment
  • plays virtually all sound file formats in existence, including .wav, .aif, .mp3, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .flac, .wma, .alac, .wv, .ogg, .snd, .ape, and many many more, even audio from video files like .wmv, .mov, .avi, .divx, .mpg, .flv, .3gp, etc.
  • capable of playing 256 sounds simultaneously, allowing for dense soundscapes and complex virtual instruments

What's new in Soundplant

Version 50.1.1:
  • rewritten from scratch with full 64-bitness optimized for modern multicore CPUs & GPUs
  • new audio engine with unlimited simultaneous sound channels & higher quality mixing up to 384kHz
  • MIDI assign for triggering sounds via MIDI
  • numeric keypad support adding 16 more assignable keyboard keys
  • new per-key effects including 3 band eq, Chebyshev distortion, timestretch pitch shift, ring modulation, highpass, and convolution reverb with support for loading custom impulse response files
  • faster asynchronous sound loading & .keymap opening
  • improved memory handling especially when loading many large sounds
  • spectrogram, oscilloscope, and volume meter realtime visualizations
  • dark and light ui themes
  • collapsible/expandable keyboard sections
  • new 'info' view mode, a compromise between 'simple' & 'detailed' views
  • 'fade to pause' setting allows fading in/out from/to paused state
  • 'copy multi key' allows easily duplicating a key onto multiple keys at once
  • backspace can be set to 'fade out all' via the preferences
  • fullscreen mode togglable via ctrl+alt+shift+enter
  • recording format preference allows lossless or compressed recordings
  • new 'info' view mode, a compromise between 'simple' & 'detailed' views
  • waveform zooming has increased detail, deeper zooming, & channel separation for stereo sounds
  • improved latency for background key input
  • peak/beat detection for more automated offset slicing
  • custom key color selection
  • channel priority autokill groups for finer control over customizing what sounds can kill other sounds
  • fade curve setting
  • Command/Windows/Meta modifier key combos added to 'only accept input with key combo', yielding 4 more combo options to background key input
  • 'obey key combo setting even when in focus' background key input setting added
  • backspace key function options added, can be set to fade out all or ignore
  • activity logging startup state setting added
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Jan 21 2011
Jan 21 2011
Version: 39
I suggest to work with some designer to improve the interface.
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

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