What are the best Soundplant alternatives in 2021?

    Soundplant is described as 'digital audio performance tool that turns the computer keyboard into a versatile, low latency sound trigger and playable instrument' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Soundplant for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Ableton Live. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LinuxSampler or Soundux. Other great apps like Soundplant are CasterSoundboard (Free, Open Source), Bespoke Synth (Free, Open Source), JN Soundboard (Free, Open Source) and Show Cue System (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    1. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.
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    2. LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.
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      Soundplant is not really a sampler while Linux Sampler is exactly that, a sampler not a playback tool.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago


    3. A cross-platform soundboard that features Dark and light theme Folder tabs Supports a variety of audio formats Sound search (can also be opened with CTRL + F) Sound hotkeys Stop button and hotkey App Passthrough (can also be opened with CTRL + G) Media...
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    4. A soundboard for hot-keying and playing back sounds. (For podcasting) CasterSoundboard is written in C++ Qt5.
    5. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.

    6. 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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    7. 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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      • 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.
    8. 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.

    9. 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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