Soundboard makes building/executing sound cues for theatrical performance a snap. With a mix of sound, fade, stop, pause, and resume cues, you can create elegant designs, and execute them with the simple push of a button.
- Create elegant designs using a combination of simple cue types.
- Supports popular audio formats, such as wav, mp3, and Ogg
- Written in Java for true cross-platform compatibility
- Simple to use, so you'll have a novice operator running the show perfectly in no time.
I was initially going to cook up a SoundBoard like program, but this does the job well for what I currently need it for. This has potential and I think the developer might do with some help so if anyone into Java, please give him a hand. My suggestions for improvements, referring to version 2.0.8b (at time of writing this review) 1) For true portability, the Package Show needs to be working well. Right now, it's not working for me (exporting nothing; only creating 0 byte standby / ready files) 2) There is an open ticket pertaining to relative / absolute paths - This still relates to Package Show in fact. I work on a PC, but I do envisage having a Mac for the actual show - It just would not work with the C:\ type of paths 3) Notes could do with a bigger area and some fancy formatting options (bigger font for instance). We are using this for a drama class assignment, and we are doing a radio script. While each cue plays, a bigger note area could show the actor's line and he/she will be able to read on-screen. 4) I did stumble upon mono files and it gave me the warning dialog (mentioned in the bugs). In order to keep the software's excellent ease of use, maybe this warning can be simply suppressed, and the Pan area disabled when the cue is selected. 5) I also encountered an error during playback of a wav file - it did try to play but garbage came out. The wave file was working fine when played back from within Windows. So the suggestion is to have better file handling; perhaps just inform the user that the file cannot be used (as soon as he/she does Add Media File) when such a file is picked. Thank you for providing this software.