Soundplant turns your computer keyboard into a versatile, low latency sound trigger and playable instrument. Via drag & drop, easily assign sound files of any format and length onto 88 keyboard keys to create customizable soundboards.
Version: 50.3.2Soundplant is live performance audio software that turns your computer keyboard (yes, your QWERTY keyboard) into a versatile, low latency, multitrack sample trigger and playable musical instrument.
License: Free To Try $60.00
Operating System: Mac OS X
It allows the assignment of sound files of any format and length onto virtually all keyboard keys, giving you hours of instantly-playing random access audio at your fingertips with no extra hardware needed.
Use Soundplant as a performance, presentation, or installation tool, as a drum pad, as an educational aid, to mix together tracks in realtime, trigger sound effects or background tracks during a show, create music or loops, sketch sound designs, make beats, and give new life to old sounds - all via an input device you've been practicing on for as long as you've been typing.
Because it's a standalone software sampler that uses your own samples to create custom soundboards, Soundplant is an infinitely flexible electronic instrument limited only by the variety of sounds that you feed it.
An easy to use interface provides drag & drop configuration of each key, including options which control the way each sound is triggered along with several lightweight non-destructive realtime effects. Playing sounds are displayed with a progress bar and track time, and you can even trigger sounds with Soundplant hidden while using any other program.
Soundplant is not a synthesizer, plugin, editor, or sequencer, but it is way more than a media player.
Soundplant was designed to do one thing and do it well: to trigger sounds from the computer keyboard with maximum speed, efficiency, and ease of use.
Users love its rock-solid stability for live event use, its simple one sound per one key metaphor which eliminates the usage complications of many other software samplers, its versatility for handling sounds of all types from short effects to full length songs to hours-long mixes, and its ultra-optimized use of the computer keyboard with lowest-possible latency.
Version 50.3.2: optimizations lowering cpu/gpu use; bug fixes; shift+click+drag knobs for super high precision parameter adjust mode; output device selection improvements; "save & load background key input settings in keymaps" & "save & load output device in keymaps" preferences added
Version 50.1.3: rewritten from scratch for 64-bit, everything is faster; MIDI support; numeric keypad support adding 16 more keys; new effects including eq, distortion, ring modulation, highpass, & convolution reverb; smoother more customizable UI with dark & light themes; peak detection for automated slicing
Version 47.1: waveform zooming; playlist refinements including new 'single key step through' mode; 'autofade' mode for easier crossfades; overhauled caching system for faster file loading; 'use space key as global pause/unpause' option; optimizations & fixes
Version 45: playlist queuing; ASIO support; recording quality now 32-bit; 'fade out all sounds' function; 6 new key color choices & a cleaner look for onscreen keys; universal support for secondary output channels on multichannel devices; lower cpu use and faster sound file loading; contextual help; bug fixes
Version 43: multiple keys selection for simultaneous realtime configuring; playback activity logging for documenting sessions; 'only trigger sounds with key combo' settings for filtering background key input using Ctrl/Alt; seek function; many internal optimizations including cpu usage reduction; many bug fixes