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Title: Playback
Post by: Rob Spence on December 18, 2017, 01:16:43 pm
What are good playback solutions?

I have had difficulties on occasion where I would que something to play on a laptop, tested it, then have the computer suddenly have something more important (snark) to do when I hit play for real. Really embarrassing with everyone looking at me.

I would prefer not to spend a huge amount but sure willing to spend something to prevent this again.

Playlists would be nice too.

My old Toshiba windows vista box is getting old in the tooth too.


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Title: Re: Playback
Post by: Keith Broughton on December 18, 2017, 01:56:39 pm
I have had very good results with Sport  Sounds Pro. (Windows only) about $150
Also, just downloaded Sound Byte (multi platform) lite version is $40
Both are "cart" style players.
Title: Re: Playback
Post by: Cailen Waddell on December 19, 2017, 08:02:24 am
Qlab on a Mac works fine...  especially if you follow their directions to keep the computer from doing anything ‘more important’.


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Title: Re: Playback
Post by: Jordan Wolf on December 19, 2017, 09:27:33 am
If you have a spare iOS device, Figure53 also makes GoButton. Sort of Qlab for audio
Title: Re: Playback
Post by: Mac Kerr on December 19, 2017, 09:30:51 am
If you have a spare iOS device, Figure53 also makes GoButton. Sort of Qlab for audio

QLab was audio only for years before they added video and lighting.

Mac
Title: Re: Playback
Post by: Rob Spence on December 19, 2017, 11:40:21 am
QLab was audio only for years before they added video and lighting.

Mac

And I see it is free/cheap for audio only?


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Title: Re: Playback
Post by: Mac Kerr on December 19, 2017, 11:55:24 am
And I see it is free/cheap for audio only?

I don't remember the prices, but it is cheaper for audio only. I just use iTunes for playlist playback, I have used QLab for tight cued playback, but since I own an Instant Replay hardware playback machine I usually use that.

Mac
Title: Re: Playback
Post by: Keith Broughton on December 19, 2017, 12:01:29 pm
And I see it is free/cheap for audio only?


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For $39 this is a good program.
Download the sample here...
http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/soundbyte.html (http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/soundbyte.html)
Title: Re: Playback
Post by: Ron Bolte on December 19, 2017, 08:50:17 pm
And I see it is free/cheap for audio only?


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The free version of both GoButton and QLab allow simple cuing and limited routing, of both video and audio, no effects.  But definitely worth checking out.
Title: Re: Playback
Post by: Craig Hauber on December 22, 2017, 10:15:04 pm
I don't remember the prices, but it is cheaper for audio only. I just use iTunes for playlist playback, I have used QLab for tight cued playback, but since I own an Instant Replay hardware playback machine I usually use that.

Mac
I consider that the best and most trustworthy playback device.
If he doesn't want laptop-based, Rob should just look into a used Instant Replay.