Sound Byte

4.8 MB   6,777 downloads
4.7.2 100% CLEAN Demo    
2.1/5 12
Load numerous sound files and play them at the click of a button, organize playlists and assign hot keys, with this powerful application

editor's review





Sound Byte is a complex application, designed to offer similar functionality as the 'cart machine' used at commercial radio stations. It offers plenty of features, but they are packed into a rather outdated and unwieldy user interface.

Load numerous audio files and assign hot keys

On application launch, you are presented with a window containing numerous 'carts'. You can load an audio file in each one, by dragging and dropping items from your file explorer.

Sound Byte allows you to assign shortcuts to each cart, enabling you to play an audio file with a simple key press.

However, while you can view a progress bar for each sound file, it cannot be displayed at the same time as the volume slider. This means that you cannot easily navigate through songs and adjust their volume at the same time.

Create playlists

Sound Byte allows you to create numerous playlists that can be run at the same time as the sound effects in the cart rack. This allows you, for example, to play a list of songs and insert advertisements or announcements at specific times.

You can add delays between tracks and specify their duration, as well as have playback pause automatically at a certain point.

Outdated and unintuitive interface

Sound Byte's interface design is uninspired. Each function, such as the cart manager or playlist, is opened in a separate window within the application. However, there is no easy way to switch between them.

Also, if the rack window is maximized, opening another window automatically minimizes it. As a result, it is difficult, for example, to keep track of a playlist and the cart rack at the same time.

Additionally, various functions are difficult to access, as they are arranged in a very unintuitive way within the context menus.

Moreover, while the included drag and drop functionality is useful, it would help if there was an easier way of loading large amounts of files.

All in all, Sound Byte is a useful application that can help you create playlists and enhance them with various sound effects. However, it does lack some important functions and features a badly-designed and cumbersome user interface.

Sound Byte was reviewed by Catalin Chelariu
Last updated on August 11th, 2015
Sound Byte - Sound Byte enables you to load multiple audio files and assign hot keys to each of them.Sound Byte - You can save the current rack configuration and create multiple customized playlists.Sound Byte - The application allows you to change the size of the carts in the rack, as well as pause or mute all audio.Sound Byte - screenshot #4Sound Byte - screenshot #5Sound Byte - screenshot #6Sound Byte - screenshot #7Sound Byte - screenshot #8

top FREE alternatives

0 User reviews so far.