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Soundplant

Use your keyboard as an instrument and sample trigger.

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Soundplant overview

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.

Features:
  • 88 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.
  • Unlimited sound channel polyphony, allowing for dense soundscapes and complex virtual instruments - mix tons of sounds at once

What’s new in version 50.7.5

Updated on Apr 27 2023

  • 'limit 1 play' key toggle for preventing triggering more than once per session, helps to mistake-proof performances, key greys out after playing
  • 'system keep awake level' preference prevents system power saving from interfering with Soundplant use
  • 'lock pitch' toggle for easier pitch-preserving tempo shift
  • higher quality processed pitch shift option, find it in the new 'timestretch quality' menu
  • alpha preview of MIDI CC support - info on how to activate here
  • waveform zoom improvements:
    • 'next/previous zero crossing' & 'next/previous sample' buttons for finest possible offset control
    • 'zoom in full to start/end' buttons for convenient quick jumping to offset points
  • playlist refinements:
    • keymodes for 'play sequentially' playlist-triggering keys, makes playlist control easier & more flexible
    • visual indicator of which track is currently playing in playlist editor UI
    • 'start all simultaneously' playlist keys now also send key release, allowing for richer configurations with 'hold' keymodes of individual playlist tracks
    • 'single key step through' playlists now trigger key release with each step, supporting 'hold' keymodes of playlist tracks
    • 'select playlist key on press' preference if you prefer keeping the playlist editor visible instead of the default behavior of auto selecting keys triggered by the playlist
  • contextual help - click 'help' then click specific UI elements for the docs on that topic
  • 'color theme' preference added new option 'obey system' for auto switching between dark/light according to OS setting
  • 'channel meters size' preference added new option 'full auto' to dynamically shrink and enlarge while playing
  • 'mouseup over key simulates key release' preference, helpful with touchscreens
  • 'disable key move in simple & info view' preference, removes a potential annoyance that comes up especially with touchscreens or if using 'mouseup over key simulates key release'
  • 'MIDI note display' preference for showing note as number or name
  • optimizations & bug fixes including some edge case output device selection issues
View older Soundplant updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

266 MB

Developer’s website

https://soundplant.org/

Downloads

2740

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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Diogo-Cocharro
Diogo-Cocharro
Jan 21 2011
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Jan 21 2011
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Version: 39
I suggest to work with some designer to improve the interface.
TobiB1981
TobiB1981
Apr 30 2014
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Apr 30 2014
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