Sound Mill Publisher's description
from Breakthru Software
Sound Mill is a sound effects player, manager, and automation tool that can transform your wildest ideas into sound design that works.
Sound Mill is a sound effects player, manager, and automation tool that can transform your wildest ideas into sound design that works. Typical applications include: theater and radio; drama clubs; in-store and public venues with music and announcements; amusement attractions such as haunted mansions or museum displays; mobile entertainers such as magicians and story tellers; sound scapes to accompany computer screen shows or presentations; or really any audio production or project. Create basic projects in minutes or use the flexible automation capabilities to time intricate sequences of simultaneous sounds down to the millisecond. Whether you are a sound designer (from expert professional to aspiring amateur), a business owner (large to small), a mobile entertainer or presenter needing a custom sound track, or an audiophile hobbyist, Sound Mill offers the simplicity and flexibility you need
controlling sound Cues with a pocket remote (at distances up to 130 feet)
High performance - Sound Mill now takes full advantage of multi-threading on multi-core CPU systems.
Use with other audio programs - Use Sound Mill and other audio software (ex. WMP) simultaneously.
Automation Manager - Build automation Scripts to play sequences of sounds sequentially or at timed intervals.
Scheduler - Schedule automation Scripts to start at a given time of day for pre-show and intermission music and announcements.
Flexible date scheduling - Create schedules to run by date: daily, weekly by day of week, monthly by date, and limited to a date range and more.
Remote Control - Control sound Cues or music with a pocket remote device at distances up to 130 feet. (see Easy Player feature)
3D Sound DirectX feature - Full 3D Sound capability when a venue has a 5.1 or 7.1 sound system. Simulated 3D Sound with 2.1 sound systems. Fully configurable.
Fx Effects DirectX feature - Fx effects including: Chorus, Compressor, Distortion, Echo, Flanger, Gargle, Waves Reverb, and Parametric Equalizer. Fully configurable and use in any combination.
Audio Kiosk - Let customers or venue visitors interact with your sound design via a Kiosk. Visual design capabilities for creating the Kiosk are highly flexible. (see Easy Player feature)
Select Output Devices DirectX feature - Simultaneously play different sound and music programs on Multi-Zone Outputs Systems (ex. lobby PA, stage tower speakers, courtyard).
Run External Programs - Run External Programs (ex. .bat, .exe, etc) and pass variables. Useful to coordinate/operate other devices (ex. lighting systems, etc).
Sorting/Merging - Sort your sounds by Name, Category or Act/Scene. Merge lists together with one click.
Drag and drop - Use Windows Explorer or other file manger to drag and drop audio files into your Sound List.
Manual play mode - Oversized buttons for play, stop, pause and resume. Adjust volume, pan left/right.
Start and Stop Play Markers - Markers allow you to start and/or end play at any position in the audio file.
Fade In and Fade-Out Marker - Fade markers allow you to fade the volume in or out at any position in the audio file. You can set the fade speed (faster or slower fade) and the target volume level to which it will fade to.
Quick Markers - This is a Mass Update feature to perform edit operations on a selected set of sound items with one click. Includes: Add Fade-In and Fade-Out Markers; Snap-to Marker Position to the Left or Right Guide position; and Delete All Fade markers.
Auto Volume and Pan - Fade or gain volume at a set speed. Pan left or right at a set speed. Loop back in the other direction automatically.
Preemptive play mode - Play causes all playing sounds to suspend while a preemptive sound plays. (useful for injecting timed announcements into a music program).
Loop play - Play one sound in a continuous loop. For example, put a short clip of rain falling into a loop, then play thunder claps randomly.
Delay - Set a time to delay before and/or after playing a sound (Pre/Post Delay). Useful for separating sounds in automation Scripts.
Multi-Play - Set the number of times to repeat a sound.
Copy and Paste Editing - You can copy a sound with all of its configurations and paste as a new sound. Move sounds up or down in sequence with one click.
Mass Updates - Save time by making mass edits to a selection of Sound Items in one operation.
Find - Advanced searching on various fields (name, description, audio filename).
Default Values - Save default values used when creating new Sound Items.
View/print reports - View a report (a.k.a. sound plot) showing the list of sounds and configurations applied to each sound. You can save as a file and print the report. Set the level of information and detail to include.
Custom Skins - Prevent eye strain in a darkened theater or venue by using a dark program skin. Create your own with your preferred colors.
List Sorting - Sort your list by sound name or by act/scene. Auto number the list.
Repair - It is common to move audio files to new folders. The repair feature can reset audio file paths when files get moved.
Password Protection - Password protect your work from tampering or unauthorized use.
More... - This is the short list of features. Browse the help files for a complete tour.
What's New in This Release:В· The .Net Prerequisite is upgraded for this release to gain added function (including multi-core CPU support, enhanced multi-tasking for threads, and more). The new pre-req level is .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (or Full .Net Framework 4.0 ).
В· Added new Easy Player tool to edit and operate with Playlists. See Overview page for details. This is a major feature enhancement and available to Ultimate edition users at no additional charge. Upgrade path is available to other users.
В· Added Manage Favorite Colors and Manage Favorite Fonts to the Tools menu. Used in conjunction with the new Easy Player.
В· Enhancement - Resizing method for several dialogs was improved to minimize need for horizontal scroll bars. This affects dialogs for the Scheduler, Script editor and Step editor.
В· Added Help -- Misplaced Password Removal function in the event you forget a password -- For both program password and Soundlist passwords. You need the customer activation code to perform this action. (all edit...
System Requirements:Sound card
В· NET Framework
В· Microsoft Windows Media Player 11
В· Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
В· Windows Installer 3.1
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall