Marcel Blum updates Soundplant 42 - QWERTY Keyboard Software Sampler for Mac & Windows
Marcel Blum has released Soundplant 42, the first major update since 2010. Soundplant turns the standard QWERTY keyboard into a playable instrument with low latency, allowing the instant playback of any format sound files on 72 keyboard keys.
Soundplant 42 is designed for rock-solid stability, low cost, straightforward drag-and-drop sound file assignment, and flexibility as standalone software. The new version brings features like 32-bit floating point mixing and 96 kHz output for audiophile accuracy, 256 channel polyphony for rich sound design, several new lightweight realtime effects, direct output recording, and finer key press and release control.
A user can continue triggering sounds while using any other program with Soundplant hidden, and launch an unlimited number of Soundplant instances allowing outputting to multiple sound devices, multitrack recording, and more banks of sounds. Soundplant works identically on Windows or Mac and keymaps can be transferred across computers with ease.
Price: $50 ($40 upgrade from v.39). A Soundplant demo is offered as a free download. The demo includes a 25-launch trial of the registered features. In unregistered mode it is free for non-commercial use with limitations on some professional features. The registered version allows expanded sound file format support, audio output device selection, higher quality output sample rates, recording, and background triggering.