Oz Music Code has released
Alphabet Soup, a new application for music makers who use samples and loops in their creations. Aimed at DJs, remix producers, performance artists and others, Alphabet Soup uses the Mac’s keyboard into a musical instrument.
Users drag and drop audio files onto the interface and trigger audio loop and sample playback using the keyboard. Alphabet Soup also supports a wide range of audio file types: Mono, stereo, 16 and 24 bit, WAV, AIF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, SND and AU files can all be triggered.
Users also have control over volume and pan for each sound on each key. Alphabet Soup can be used to play small samples or very long files; holding the shift key while pressing a key assigned with a sound file will cause that file to loop.
Alphabet Soup includes Sonic Emulations-produced samples, and the package includes a free t-shirt. The software requires Mac OS X v10.2, and has a suggested retail price of US$129.