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Sound Byte Cart Machine App

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 also plays sound files that you have installed in the Documents folder, which you can access via the iTunes app.

Note that Sound Byte does not come with any sound files.

Please see for a full description of how to use the app.

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 1.5.2

Updates for the iPhone 6 Plus.


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Customer Reviews

Worked great, best one I’ve used

Every so often I do sound effects for theatrical performances. I’ve tried and used a few others over the past few years - but this one is the best. I can stop looking now. You can change how many carts on a rack (for those not familiar with the pro terms - a cart is a “cartridge” which is a sound, a rack is a “page” of sounds). Come with 4 racks with an adjustable number from 18 to 75 carts per rack. All kinds of adjustments - fade in, fade out, cut in, speed (adjustable from half to double speed) and more. This IS the one you want. Except you may want to get their bundle - great deal -includes function generator and more. And the support response was great.

Love the app

I have used the computer version of Sound Byte for years and love it. It's excellent for music cues during live shows, etc., and it's also great for the camera director to see the alert on the sound guy's screen to know when the cue is going to end. I was very happy to see the iPad version! With some minor tweaks, it will be the best out there in my opinion.

Great for High School Football

I have used this app for game night productions for the last 5 years and it has never let me down! Very customizable and quick response helps to create the game night experience for the fans. Getting things ready for year #6!

Sound Byte Cart Machine App
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5.2
  • Size: 1.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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