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 Marcel Blum Soundplant At a Glance  
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arrowReleased: 9/26/02  arrowVersion: 26.10
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arrowSoftware: Win 95/98, Win NT, Win XP, Mac, OSX,
Marcel Blum writes:
Soundplant 26.1 is a self-contained digital audio performance program that turns your computer keyboard into a fully customizable sample-triggering device. It allows the assignment of sound files of unlimited size to virtually any keyboard keys, with no external devices needed and no MIDI involved. It can be used as a drum pad, to add a live track to an already made song, to mix together tracks in realtime, to quickly sketch sound designs, or as a performance, presentation, or installation tool. Because it is not a synthesizer and instead uses your own digital samples (it's a 'software sampler'), Soundplant is a virtually limitless electronic instrument. A simple graphic interface provides for drag-and-drop, point-and-click configuration of each key, including several options which control the way each sound is triggered, along with pitch, offsets, looping, volume, and panning. Sounds can be easily batch assigned across multiple keys at varying pitches and offsets, and keyboard configurations can be saved and loaded.

Good Points
all you need is a computer and a sound card; 72 assignable computer keyboard keys, all with very low latency; pitch adjust allows microtuning to the 100th of a semitone and a 10 octave range; easily batch assign the same sound to multiple keys at varying pitches with complete custom scale control; auto-'splice' pieces of a sound across multiple keys (for example, use this function to extract individual drum sounds from a drum loop); drag and drop sound files onto keys; keys hilight onscreen as they play
Bad Points
only 8 stereo sound channels

 Marcel Blum Soundplant Specifications:

Digital IOs:

Max tracks: 8
Maximum Resolution:44k@16bits
Filetypes supported:
wav, aif, mp3, au, swa

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