Sound Byte

Category Tools / Collecting and Cataloging
Version 4.6.3
Format App
Compatibility Sound ByteMacOS X Intel
Licence Commercial Software
Price $39 - $149
31€ - 118€
Rating
Updated On Aug 1, 2014
Total Downloads 2,334
Mac Downloads 2,014
Category Tools / Collecting and Cataloging
Version 4.6.3
Format App
Compatibility Sound ByteWindows
Licence Commercial Software
Price $39 - $149
31€ - 118€
Rating
Updated On Aug 1, 2014
Total Downloads 2,334
PC Downloads 320

Cataloguer and Reader of Sounds

Sound Byte is a computerized cart machine for the Macintosh. It is very similar to the so-called cart machines used at radio stations in the past. Each recording - a jingle, advertisement, etc, was on a cartidge, which could be quickly selected and played.
Sound Byte Sound Byte v 4.6.3 Aug 1, 2014 MacOS X Intel
Added a checkbox in the Preferences window to enable the serial port popup menu. Bug fix – the channel for the MIDI Abort note was not being saved.
Black Cat Systems Sound Byte Sound Byte v 4.6.0 Jun 24, 2014 MacOS X Intel
Changed MIDI channel numbering to start at 1 rather than 0. Bug fix – preserved volume setting of queued carts when playback was stopped early. MIDI control now includes support for channels. Added MIDI triggers for various commands. Log file now includes the length of the sound file. Carts that will be reloaded on play are opened from a copy now, so the sound file can be over- written by other apps. Added insert cart. Added delete cart. Added option to not mark individual carts as PLAYED. Added option to force reload of sound file when a cart is played, both in prefs and cart options. PLAYED text on carts that have been played is more subtle in color.
Black Cat Systems Sound Byte v 4.5.0 Feb 5, 2014 MacOS X Intel
Added marking of played carts
Added an option to disable played carts to preferences
Added cart text color and bold Alphabetizing rack is now not case sensitive
Added option to drop the serial port DTR and RTS lines when a cart is paused.
Added a management menu item to disable cart clicks
Enlarged active area for dragging a cart.
Bug fix - carts would not fade in when triggered by MIDI.
Bug fix - could try to set in/out times on a playlist in a cart, which would cause a crash
Bug fix - MIDI control not working when multiple racks were open.
Sound Byte v 4.2.0 Sep 10, 2012 MacOS X UB
download Sound Byte v 4.1.2 Sep 9, 2011 MacOS X UB
mac Sound Byte v 4.1.0 Jul 22, 2010 MacOS X UB
Added rack archiving
Several additions for future versions of the iPhone/iPad remote control apps
windows Sound Byte v 4.0.3 Jun 11, 2010 MacOS X UB
Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause a rack window to not be correctly positioned when opened.
macintosh Sound Byte v 4.0.2 May 31, 2010 MacOS X UB
Bug fixes related to the iPhone and iPad remote control apps.
pc Sound Byte v 4.0.1 Mar 20, 2010 MacOS X UB
Bug fix - The sound devices menu was blank in a newly created Playlist window.
Sound Byte v 4.0.0 Feb 19, 2010 MacOS X UB
Added the option to play a radomly selected cart when a group of carts are all assigned the same hotkey.
more...
Sound Byte v 3.9.7 Nov 19, 2009 MacOS X UB
Fixed a bug with playlists - dragging an entry past the bottom of the list could cause a crash, or duplication of another entry.
Sound Byte v 3.9.6 Nov 5, 2009 MacOS X UB
Added the TALK button to change the volume of playing carts.
Can double click on a playlist entry to edit/delete it.
Added queuing option for carts.
Added ability to fade in playback of a cart by holding down shift and option/alt while clicking on
the cart button.
Bug fix - Alphabetizing carts did not update rack window
Bug fix - Clearing rack did not clear cart names in spreadsheet window.
Bug fix - Indicator on cart not always turned off when a playlist is stopped.
Bug fix - Queuing and playing playlists assigned to cart buttons.
Bug fix - Properly resetting the cart volume after a fadeout.
Sound Byte v 3.9.5 Aug 19, 2009 MacOS X UB
Bug fix - clicking on the progress indicator of an unused cart could cause a crash.
Sound Byte v 3.9.3 Aug 4, 2009 MacOS X UB
Fixed a problem with the cart title not appearing after a new file was dragged into a cart.
Sound Byte v 3.9.2 Jul 28, 2009 MacOS X UB
Fixed a problem with the cart title not appearing after a new file was dragged into a cart.
Sound Byte v 3.9.1 Jul 23, 2009 MacOS X UB
3.9.1
  • No longer attempts to mount an unmounted volume on startup.

  • Reduced the delay in resetting the volume of a cart after a fade.

  • Fixed a protential crashing problem under Windows, when scrolling a rack window.


  • 3.9.0
  • Fixed a bug with default sound output channels.

  • Corrected a registration code issue.

  • Playlist windows can now specify the output device and channels to use.

  • Add... button added to the playlist window to directly select a sound file without dragging and dropping it.

  • Can delete playlist entries.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when a playlist window is closed.

  • Added a delay option to playlists.

  • Added control of which channels to use on sound output devices.

  • Remembers the size and position of the cart window.
  • Sound Byte v 3.8.0 Mar 5, 2009 MacOS X UB
    Added MIDI input.
    Added support for using Function Keys as hotkeys
    Sound Byte v 3.7 Oct 31, 2008 MacOS X UB
    Version 3.7:

    * Added an option to automatically display playlist windows that are assigned to carts.
    * Added an option to lock settings against unauthorized changes.
    * Added repeat option to carts.
    * When the cart size is made larger, the entire rack is now displayed.
    * Added the Click Pauses Playback option to the card options.
    * Added the Click Start Aborts Others option to the card options.
    * Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when pauses are used in a playlist.
    * Control-arrow keys can be used to adjust the volume of the selected cart while it is playing.
    * Can paste the registration code email into the registration code email.
    * Playing carts now show elapsed and remaining time.
    Sound Byte v 3.3 Apr 1, 2007 MacOS X UB
    Added ability to select sound output device.
    Added support for Apple IR Remote.
    Can right click to open cart editing window.
    Added menu item to lock/unlock all volume sliders in a rack.
    Added continuous option to play carts one after the other in order.
    Added option to allow the spacebar to abort playback like the ESC key.
    Can set In and Out times for a cart.
    Can set fadeout time for a cart.
    Added option to copy a cart.
    Sound Byte v 2.7.1 Mar 27, 2006 MacOS X PPC
    Critical bug fixes, fixing some bugs that could cause a crash when a rack file is opened.
    Sound Byte v 2.7 Jan 9, 2006 MacOS X PPC
    Mute feature, kill sound output for voice-overs, etc.
    Added preferences option for spacebar to play the next cart
    Added preferences option to abort other playing carts when playing a new
    one
    Added preferences option to pause playback of carts
    Added preferences option to fade carts out
    Fixed a bug that could cause a crash if the Playlist window is used without a
    Rack window being open.
    Sound Byte v 2.6 Aug 30, 2005 MacOS X PPC
    Added large display of details on the currently playing cart.
    Enlarged the size of the displayed hotkey for better visibility.
    Added feature to change volume numbers for all recording files in a rack.
    Added a hot spot in the PlayList window in which to drop recordings.
    Fixed a bug with fading - if a cart finished playing wile fading, the next cart
    played would start fading.
    Some Tiger Mac OS X 10.4 related bug fixes.
    Sound Byte v 2.5 Jul 15, 2005 MacOS X PPC
    Auto-set cart size when a rack is opened.
    Can now use space bar and arrow keys to navigate carts.
    Sound Byte v 2.3 Nov 5, 2004 MacOS 9
    Can now click anywhere on cart to stop playback.
    Can now clear entries in Playlist window.
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    Sound Byte Sound Byte v 4.6.3 Aug 1, 2014 Windows
    Added a checkbox in the Preferences window to enable the serial port popup menu. Bug fix – the channel for the MIDI Abort note was not being saved.
    Black Cat Systems Sound Byte Sound Byte v 4.6.0 Jun 24, 2014 Windows
    Changed MIDI channel numbering to start at 1 rather than 0. Bug fix – preserved volume setting of queued carts when playback was stopped early. MIDI control now includes support for channels. Added MIDI triggers for various commands. Log file now includes the length of the sound file. Carts that will be reloaded on play are opened from a copy now, so the sound file can be over- written by other apps. Added insert cart. Added delete cart. Added option to not mark individual carts as PLAYED. Added option to force reload of sound file when a cart is played, both in prefs and cart options. PLAYED text on carts that have been played is more subtle in color.
    Black Cat Systems Sound Byte v 4.5.0 Feb 5, 2014 Windows
    Added marking of played carts
    Added an option to disable played carts to preferences
    Added cart text color and bold Alphabetizing rack is now not case sensitive
    Added option to drop the serial port DTR and RTS lines when a cart is paused.
    Added a management menu item to disable cart clicks
    Enlarged active area for dragging a cart.
    Bug fix - carts would not fade in when triggered by MIDI.
    Bug fix - could try to set in/out times on a playlist in a cart, which would cause a crash
    Bug fix - MIDI control not working when multiple racks were open.
    Sound Byte v 4.2.0 Sep 10, 2012 Windows
    download Sound Byte v 4.1.2 Sep 9, 2011 Windows
    mac Sound Byte v 4.1.0 Jul 22, 2010 Windows
    Added rack archiving
    Several additions for future versions of the iPhone/iPad remote control apps
    windows Sound Byte v 4.0.3 Jun 11, 2010 Windows
    Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause a rack window to not be correctly positioned when opened.
    macintosh Sound Byte v 4.0.2 May 31, 2010 Windows
    Bug fixes related to the iPhone and iPad remote control apps.
    pc Sound Byte v 4.0.1 Mar 20, 2010 Windows
    Bug fix - The sound devices menu was blank in a newly created Playlist window.
    Sound Byte v 4.0.0 Feb 19, 2010 Windows
    Added the option to play a radomly selected cart when a group of carts are all assigned the same hotkey.
    more...
    Sound Byte v 3.9.7 Nov 19, 2009 Windows
    Fixed a bug with playlists - dragging an entry past the bottom of the list could cause a crash, or duplication of another entry.
    Sound Byte v 3.9.6 Nov 5, 2009 Windows
    Added the TALK button to change the volume of playing carts.
    Can double click on a playlist entry to edit/delete it.
    Added queuing option for carts.
    Added ability to fade in playback of a cart by holding down shift and option/alt while clicking on
    the cart button.
    Bug fix - Alphabetizing carts did not update rack window
    Bug fix - Clearing rack did not clear cart names in spreadsheet window.
    Bug fix - Indicator on cart not always turned off when a playlist is stopped.
    Bug fix - Queuing and playing playlists assigned to cart buttons.
    Bug fix - Properly resetting the cart volume after a fadeout.
    Sound Byte v 3.9.5 Aug 19, 2009 Windows
    Bug fix - clicking on the progress indicator of an unused cart could cause a crash.
    Sound Byte v 3.9.3 Aug 4, 2009 Windows
    Fixed a problem with the cart title not appearing after a new file was dragged into a cart.
    Sound Byte v 3.9.2 Jul 28, 2009 Windows
    Fixed a problem with the cart title not appearing after a new file was dragged into a cart.
    Sound Byte v 3.9.1 Jul 23, 2009 Windows
    3.9.1
  • No longer attempts to mount an unmounted volume on startup.

  • Reduced the delay in resetting the volume of a cart after a fade.

  • Fixed a protential crashing problem under Windows, when scrolling a rack window.


  • 3.9.0
  • Fixed a bug with default sound output channels.

  • Corrected a registration code issue.

  • Playlist windows can now specify the output device and channels to use.

  • Add... button added to the playlist window to directly select a sound file without dragging and dropping it.

  • Can delete playlist entries.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when a playlist window is closed.

  • Added a delay option to playlists.

  • Added control of which channels to use on sound output devices.

  • Remembers the size and position of the cart window.
  • Sound Byte v 3.8.0 Mar 5, 2009 Windows
    Added MIDI input.
    Added support for using Function Keys as hotkeys
    Sound Byte v 3.7 Oct 31, 2008 Windows
    Version 3.7:

    * Added an option to automatically display playlist windows that are assigned to carts.
    * Added an option to lock settings against unauthorized changes.
    * Added repeat option to carts.
    * When the cart size is made larger, the entire rack is now displayed.
    * Added the Click Pauses Playback option to the card options.
    * Added the Click Start Aborts Others option to the card options.
    * Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when pauses are used in a playlist.
    * Control-arrow keys can be used to adjust the volume of the selected cart while it is playing.
    * Can paste the registration code email into the registration code email.
    * Playing carts now show elapsed and remaining time.
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