Soundplant is a standalone software sampler that turns the computer keyboard into a low latency digital audio performance tool and playable instrument. Ultra-optimized for the standard QWERTY keyboard, it allows the assignment of sound files of unlimited size and any format onto 72 keyboard keys, for hours of instantly-playing audio with no need for extra hardware. Soundplant can be used to trigger sound effects or background tracks during a show, for music or loop creation, as a drum pad, as a DJ tool, as an educational aid, as a unique electronic instrument with an input device you've been practicing on for as long as you've been typing, and as a sound design sketchpad. It allows dragging and dropping sound files onto keys for quick and easy setup; playback from RAM for instant cueing or from disk for unlimited sound length; auto-pitch-assign to easily spread the same sound across multiple keys at varying pitches; auto-offset-assign to quickly slice up samples across multiple keys; non-destructive pitch, offsets, looping, volume, fading, and panning; and much more. Soundplant is a true performance program that allows playback and triggering to continue even while configuring, loading, and unloading sounds on the fly. It is used in radio, television, podcasting, presentations, theaters, studios, classrooms, arenas, clubs, museums, churches, and anywhere else a versatile multitrack sound trigger is needed.
What's new in this version:
Version 39 adds support for virtually all audio file formats in existence; a 'background key detection' mode that allows Soundplant to continue receiving key input even while minimized or hidden; waveform display; detailed playback progress indicators for all channels; precise fading control; randomization settings.