Editors' reviewCreating theater-styled sounds is the advertising hook for this player, but it hardly lives up to its promise. Instead it operates more as a traditional music player and includes some unnecessary features. It gets off to a good start as the installation flies by and ends with the optional automatic launch. The main window features a list of files and you can sort WAV or MP3 formatted files in whatever queue you want. However, the editing features are limited and work primarily with volume and fading. Cue Player features two demonstration samples, but they are hardly related to music played in theaters. Surprisingly, the clock on the main window of the program shows the current time. This program does not live up to any standards, is quite average, and ultimately offers nothing special.
Cue Player is designed to be used by theater-sound people to play sound effects. With the availability of CDs with thousands of effects and the computer's ability to record sounds on its own, it's possible to have all the sounds for the show, including entry and exit background music, resident on a PC. Cue Player can organize those files, associate them with their cue lines, adjust volumes, and show running or remaining cue durations. Cues can be replayed or skipped over--difficult on a tape system. Sounds can be either in WAV or MP3 format.