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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.

Great app!

I needed a better way to play recorded sounds for a small theater. I had used other editing apps, but the end result was that there was still a fair amount of hand work to play the track just right, every time!

With Sound Byte, once you have the starting point and length entered, the piece plays perfectly, on time, at the same point, every time! At the push of a button! The flexibility and design is remarkable. On my iPad Air 2 it is spacious, but for one handed ease of use, I prefer it on my iPhone 5.

Try it, you will like it!

SO glad I found this!

I was looking for an app that could easily play back a variety of songs and sound effects QUICKLY - a la the 360 Systems Instant Replay machine that radio stations use - and this app has turned out to be EXACTLY what I was looking for. It has just enough flexibility for customizing the setup so it behaves the way you want it to, but it's also simple enough to let you set up and get going QUICKLY.

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.

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