Sound Byte Control lets you control a copy of Sound Byte running on a remote computer from your iPad. Now you can run Sound Byte for all your sound clip playback needs, without being tied down to your desktop or laptop computer. Note that this is a remote control app, it does not run by itself.
All 75 carts (sound recordings) on the active Sound Byte rack are displayed. Just tap an entry, and playback starts. You can tap it again to immediately stop playback, or let it naturally end. You can also fade out all playing carts, as well as mute or abort them.
It's triggering playback of sound clips for sporting events, radio, theater, presentations, and other events.
Sound Byte Control requires you to be running a copy of Sound Byte on your computer, which may be downloaded from here: http://www.blackcatsystems.com/download/soundbyte.html
Sound Byte is perfect for:
Radio, podcast and TV productions - have ads, announcements, songs and sound effects
at your fingertips.
Theater Productions - play any sound effect on cue.
Sports Events - jazz up the commentary for your home team with sound effects each time they score.
Updates for iOS 10.3
64 bit application
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic - when it works
This is, basically, a remote control interface for the Sound Byte sound board/cart machine running on a computer. Via your wireless network you can play sounds loaded into your Sound Byte rack(s). The Sound Byte program just has to be running on the PC. It doesn't even have to have focus.
For features and usability, I give this program 5 stars. I subtract two for instability.
- Seamless interface with the PC
- What you see on the PC, you see on the iPad
- Changes to colors, labels, etc. are immediately reflected on the iPad
- Simple touch-and-play interface
- Great alternative to hot-key mapping
- After playing less than 5 or so sounds, the buttons stop working. It's like an IR remote with weak batteries.
- Have to relaunch if it becomes unresponsive
- Sometimes have to kill it in the quick launch on relaunch because it won't reconnect to the PC
- Crashes frequently
I tried using it during a podcast last night. I had to restart it at least a dozen times (or more) and missed several queues. Fix the stability issues and you've got yourself a 5-star interface.
This app works fine for what it is.
It's a remote app, wifi connected to your DJ PC running the black cat cart, so that you can walk around, meet guests, etc, while still able to select music via your iPad without being forced to stay behind your DJ booth.
For the dimwits who don't bother to dig for info and choose instead to leave negative reviews, simply because it's not what they thought it was, you're idiots.
You need to own "Sound Byte"
If you don't know what "Sound Byte" is then this application is useless to you. This is for remote control of a specific piece of sound software that operates like an old radio cart rack (if you don't know what that is, this app is REALLY useless to you). That said, this does exactly what it says it does, it triggers carts in "Sound Byte" remotely. Thank you, Black Cat Systems, I will find this useful...
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.