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Sound Byte

By Black Cat Systems

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Looking for a way to play sound clips at a theater or sporting events, as a DJ, or at other events? Don’t want to lug a computer around with you? With Sound Byte, the so-called "cart machine" used at radio stations in the past is now available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Whether you're programming a radio show or amateur podcast, adding spice to the commentary at a local sporting event, controlling sound effects for a theater production, or simply organizing your personal playlist, Sound Byte lets you manage and control playback of your audio files.

Sound Byte is perfect for:

Radio, podcast and TV productions - have ads, announcements, songs and sound effects
at your fingertips.
Theater Productions - play any sound effect on cue.
Sports Events - jazz up the commentary for your home team with sound effects each time they score.

Sound Byte supports five racks of carts, or up to 375 recordings total.

Using Sound Byte is easy - just tap a cart, and playback of the audio file begins.

You can set the title of each cart, as well as the background color.

Fade in and out times can be set, as well as the cut in time and the playback volume, stereo pan, and rate.

Carts can be set to loop a specified number of times - great for sound effects!

Interactions between carts can also be controlled - touching a cart to start it can optionally cause currently playing carts to stop playback or fade out.

Carts that have been played can be marked as such, as well as disabled, if you only want to play a cart once. You can also log the name and time of played carts to a text file that you can copy back to your computer to view.

Several sizes of carts are supported, so you can display fewer larger carts to make playback control even easier.

Sound Byte plays sound files from your Music Library. Note that sound files stored on iCloud cannot be played, they must be stored on your device. (iOS6 or later)

Sound Byte plays sound files that you have installed in the Documents folder, which you can access via the iTunes app. It does not come with any sound files.

Buy your copy of Sound Byte now, and get complete control over playback of your sound effects and other files.

What's New in Version 1.4.1

Fixes several serious bugs that could cause a crash when the app is opened or while it is running.


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Customer Reviews

Re: Do you EVER listen to your client base?

Update. August 2013 - Avoid like the plague it is! Its been going on 5 months since an update and is STILL INCAPABLE of multi-tasking!!
5 months?? No update?? This appears now to be nothing more than Black Cats pet project.

Update. June 2013 - Been a couple of months now since an update was pushed through, and still no ability to multitask.
Sigh. I think im just going to have to write this one off and move on.
Really stinks, because otherwise its a good cart, but until multitasking enabled, completely unusable by me.
<end update>

I swear its infuriating!!!
Such a basic need!
To be able to minimize the app to open another app, your gig notes for example!! Can we? Sure! If you don't mind the music fading to a stop! They keep adding more and more to it, making it all so much better, yet still COMPLETELY unusable if you require ANY other app running concurrently!

I myself have written them emails requesting it, yet still nothing.

Snipster can do it!
DJ Soundbox can do it!
Soundslate can do it!
IAC can do it!
Sound Byte? No! Well sure they They 'CAN'.. They just WON'T!!

Will you guys finally listen and join the modern age already?!!!

Excellent Radio Show Support

I have a radio show on the UC Berkeley college station. Our Dad-Pro 'cart' player is limited to two spots and takes a little pre-meditated action to load up. I enjoy the ability to have quick audio spots available for instantaneous show support and this app makes that all possible. I use it for SFX, some bed music, time buying filler (as we are cuing real vinyl and CD's on air) my show opening theme and whatever else the weeks programming calls for.
It's easy to load, manipulate and play from using the iPad. Any complaints I had seem to have been worked out from the earlier version. I love it and rely on it, great app if you have need for this kind of thing.

cool app but tweak needed

This app is working great for my radio show. One thing I would like to see improved is the color selection for the carts. I would like to be able to enter a specific color value for each cart. Right now you have to drag your finger around and be extremely lucky if you can get the same exact color more than once. Otherwise, this app is worth the cost. Thanks!

Sound Byte
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Apr 02, 2013
  • Version: 1.4.1
  • Size: 1.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Black Cat Systems

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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