KeyBored 3.0 Alpha 1
Choose from a breathtaking list of presets
Running the application brings up a pretty compact window. It's equipped with a volume slider that lets you quickly adjust the amount of output decibels. A drop-down menu is home to a large variety of MIDI sound effects you can use for your projects.
In order to put the application to good use, you only need to use the keyboard. Each button represents a different tonality and combined with any of the presets make possibilities nearly endless.
Good but far from being a pro
Even though features are extremely limited, it manages to get your attention for quite some time. However, in order for it to serve a purpose in a professional environment, you need to make use of external applications as well, depending on the project.
Unfortunately, there is no integrated function that enables you to record sound, which would have come in handy given that sound effects range from musical instruments to thunder, lasergun and even car-crash presets.
Moreover, you are unable to toggle a virtual keyboard on your desktop in order to better view notes as you play along. Each time the application runs you need to manually choose the desired tune, with no option to set a default one.
To end with
All in all, KeyBored is but a straightforward application that emulates various sound effects. It comes in handy for enhancing various projects with custom tunes, but its dependence on external applications make it considerably less practical. However, it's worth a try at least for leisure purposes.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir on July 1st, 2014
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Application descriptionKeyBored is a simple and easy-to-use application that turns your keyboard into a musical instrument.Now you can have f...