KeyBored3.0 Alpha 1

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Use a vast list of sound presets to create tunes or effects for your application with the help of this fun and straightforward application

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The computer is a tool with the help of which nearly any activity is enhanced, one way or another. When it comes to music, it becomes a powerful workstation if equipped with proper utilities. Applications like KeyBored help create audio works of art and effects for various purposes.

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.

KeyBored was reviewed by Mircea Dragomir
Last updated on July 1st, 2014
KeyBored - The main window of the application can be used to practice the piano with the help of your keyboard.KeyBored - This is how you can select the kind of piano you want to play from this dedicated menu.

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