We are ready to enter the world of audio and video production here at Mac360’s world headquarters. That means microphones, audio recording software, voice lessons, and a reduction in self esteem (usually occurs after listening to your own voice).
Among the dozen or so Mac apps we’ve auditioned is one we want and can’t figure out exactly how to use. But when we do, it’ll be loads of fun.
Click To Play A Sound Clip
Radio stations have elaborate audio and recording playback equipment designed for the disc jockey. Press a button and a sound clip plays.
It could be the intro for news or weather.
Or, it could be audience applause where there is no audience (and wouldn’t be applause).
Disc jockeys keep an assortment of audio clips available just a finger tip away.
That’s Ambrosia’s Soundboard. It’s like an old style audio cart machine for Mac users. Load up the sounds, click one and the sound is there, pretty much instantly.
Record the audio clips of music, voices, laughter, clinks, clanks, cheering, snickers, tones, or whatever, and drop them into the Soundboard boxes. Click the box, the sound plays on whatever you’re recording on your Mac.
Each sound clip has controls and options. Name the clip. Add tabs of more audio clips. Use your Mac’s built-in audio plugins to sweeten the clips.
Radio station disc jockeys use similar software to drop in commercials, news intros, jingles, and music.
Soundboard gives you options to create many libraries of audio clips, arranged however you prefer. Any Mac audio file can be added and edited.
There’s also the ability to use Soundboard while you’re recording audio in another Mac app. Going beyond the radio station disc jockey metaphor, you can also use music clips to drop into your latest CD creation; beats, samples, and any other audio element can be dropped into your production with a click.
I don’t see an easier way to add audio clips to a live audio recording using a Mac. If you’re serious about audio production beyond Garageband, here’s how Adobe Gets Into Serious Audio With A Mac App. Sticking to affordable, there are 2 Ways To Record, Edit, Enhance, And Convert Audio: lite and pro.