Soundboard is great for broadcasters, podcasters, and DJs, and we use it (combined with Ambrosia’s $129 Wiretap Anywhere) for certain episodes of the Macworld Podcast. Now you can patch an iPad into an actual, physical soundboard and use it to play back jingles or sound effects, turning that tablet into the modern equivalent of an old-fashioned cart machine.
This isn’t the last Soundboard news from Ambrosia, either: The company’s working on another iPad app that will function as a remote-control for the Mac version of Soundboard. (It looks more or less like Soundboard for iPad, but triggers the sound effects on the remote Mac instead of playing them itself.) That’s great if your Mac is wired into your studio, but the person operating the sound effects doesn’t want to (or can’t) sit right at the keyboard. According to Ambrosia, that version should (pending approval) appear in the App Store in the next week or so.