Sound Byte Alternatives

    Sound Byte is described as 'computerized cart rack machine for the Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad - play AIFF, WAVE, mp3, and other sound files at the click of a mouse' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sound Byte for a variety of platforms, including Windows, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is CasterSoundboard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sound Byte are JN Soundboard (Free, Open Source), Jingle Palette (Free), Farrago (Paid) and Show Cue System (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 13, 2021

    1. A soundboard for hot-keying and playing back sounds. (For podcasting) CasterSoundboard is written in C++ Qt5.
    2. A program written in C# using the NAudio library that uses hotkeys to play sounds into a chosen sound device. It is similar to EXP Soundboard, except that JN Soundboard is not as cross-platform as EXP, but, there are more features in JN than EXP.
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    3. Jingle Palette application was designed to be an instant jingle player for radio broadcast studios.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.4.5, released in February 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Simple and free. It can be a little challenging if you have a lot of pages on the kart do to scrolling from palette to palette.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      • Mac
      Farrago is the Mac soundboard app that lets you quickly play sound bites, audio effects, and music clips. Podcasters can use Farrago to include musical accompaniment and sound effects during recording sessions, while theater techs can run the audio for live shows.
    4. The Show Cue System has been designed to playback sound cues such as sound effects and music cues for live theatre productions.
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      • Windows
      Cue Player is designed to be used by theater-sound people to play sound effects.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Sound Show is a sound player designed for live performances. It can also display video and images on a second screen. It also allows you to program sequences of elements to be played.
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    5. From interstitial music to rimshots, every podcast needs audio clips to sound professional and engage an audience. Podcast Soundboard is the best soundboard application for iOS, macOS, and Windows, with a beautiful responsive design.
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    6. Use sofware that was designed from the ground up for the musical accompaniment of sporting events, the carnival and for your stage show! With Event Sound Control You have a piece of software that is jingle and music player for events.
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    7. With qwertyGO! you are able to trigger sounds and songs with your computer-keyboard or midi-device. You can also provide backing tracks for live acts and generate a click-track for the drummer on a separate channel. Play jingles and sound loops in a radio show or at the theater.
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