DigicartPC

DigicartPC

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,183
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 08, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    855.08KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Digicart PC's developer modestly explains that his freeware plays audio samples using Windows (WDM) or ASIO drivers. A better description might be the easiest tool we've ever used for creating audio programs, which means party mixes, radio broadcasts, podcasts, iPod playlists, soundtracks, and any situation that calls for tunes. It has pages full of large, individually programmable buttons, each button representing a song, sample, or audio clip. You simply load your files in sequence and click each one to play it. With eight pages of 42 programmable buttons, you can program 336 different tracks. You can save, load, and play as many programs as you need. Digicart doesn't take a pass on audio, editing, and programming settings, either.

Digicart's user interface consists of a field of 42 gray squares, with eight pages accessible from the menu bar. The File menu includes not only controls but also a tool to select ASIO drivers, a song list, a CD burner, and a CD ripper. A Ports menu accesses MIDI, SMPTE, P-bus, and game ports for external devices. The excellent Help file is a separate download in .chm format. However, Digicart is easy to set up. Pressing Shift while left-clicking a square calls up the Setup Button tool, a detailed properties sheet for adding, editing, and playing audio files. Clicking OK added our clip to the square, changed its color (file types are color-coded) and displayed its time. Clicking the square played it, clicking it again stopped the clip, and left-clicking a running clip restarted it: totally easy, especially when we'd added a series of clips. We could program files as archives instead of sequentially, too. For example, you can create a page of go-to sound effects for improvising and audience response, or group all the most popular tunes on another page and announcements on another.

We loaded a series of late '70s punk rock songs recorded off LPs and saved as MP3s, and then saved our session. A neat feature is the ability to clone sessions; you can create a basic program that can be edited at need. While the quality of the audio playback depends on many factors, ASIO is known for low latency and good audio quality with a wide range of soundcards. Digicart PC impresses.

 
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4 stars

"Seems to be what it says"

December 11, 2011  |  By KevinProv

 |  Version: DigicartPC 1.0

Pros

I was looking for something like this a few years back. Nice to have finally found it.

Cons

none so far

Summary

nice functions and options for each "button". pretty cool.

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4 stars

"Make SoundBoards & interactive playlists effortlessly."

December 10, 2011  |  By subhumanx7

 |  Version: DigicartPC 1.0

Pros

A few months ago I thought it would be useful to have a program that I could assign sound files to a group of labeled buttons for one button audio play back. Then I found this. It simple to set up & easy to use. It supports wav & mp3 files and will play some video and picture files. If you have the ASIO sound driver (seperate free download)installed you may find less delay (latency) between the pushing the button and the start of the sound.

It is by most counts a simple and yet awesome little program that is worth investing your time in.

Cons

A few more options in the button appearance, sound processing and maybe exporting sound boards to a exe file would make this program awesome. But who's complaining. This free-bee is a very good offering!

Summary

Get it. Try it. It's fun!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0
Added logging.
General
Publisher Digicartpc
Publisher web site http://www.digicartpc.com
Release Date October 23, 2011
Date Added November 08, 2011
Version 1.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 855.08KB
File Name digicartpc_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,183
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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