Dropsound 2.90 review

by rbytes.net on

Dropsound was made to fill the void left by SoundApp, which was not ported to OS X.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 0K
Developer: Chris Odegard
Price: $0.00
Updated: 05 May 2006
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Dropsound was made to fill the void left by SoundApp, which was not ported to OS X. It is designed for previewing samples, which can be dropped one at a time, or many at a time, onto the main window. The files are all queued up, and can then be played in sequence, if you like.

Dropsound is powered by Quicktime, so it can play most things QT can, including AIFF's, WAV's, and MP3's.

These files can be played at half speed, double speed, backwards, or be looped, through the S, D, A, and L keys, respectively.

Personally, I really like Dropsound, and other people seem to, as well, so, chances are you will, too.

What's New:
You can rename files through the "Rename Current Track" menu item (in the 'control' menu).
"Convert" and "Convert Queue" are now contextual menu items.
Preferences now saved in XML format, just because.
"[" and "]" operate the left and right disclosure triangles, respectively.
The old method of changing the position of the playing track- which was a slider that appeared when you rolled the mouse over the progress bar- is no more. Now you can click directly on the progress bar to change the position. You cannot drag, though.
New File menu item: "Open a Folder" that allows you to select a folder to be loaded from within DS.
You can drag and drop tracks directly from iTunes onto DS, and they will be added to the queue like regular files. You can drop only one at a time, though.
You can import iTunes playlists into DS through the File > Import An iTunes Playlist menu item (command-I).
When you hover the cursor over the queue, the number of tracks therein will appear just below the window.
DS can load files with non-roman characters without issue (apparently).

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