Play sounds in voice chats in high digital quality. Add sounds or music to your microphone signal so others will hear it, too.
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Very Positive (53) - 92% of the 53 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (131) - 95% of the 131 user reviews for this software are positive.
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Nov 9, 2016
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February 20

Soundpad Update v2.6.0

The changes include:
- New feature Play mode
- New feature Auto Keys
- New audio notifications
- Revised hotkey handling
- Fixes & improvements

Details
Play mode
- The play mode determines whether a sound is played back on speakers, microphone, or both when you play it by hotkey, double-click, Enter or Play icon.
- You can change the play mode in the status bar by left-clicking or right-clicking the very first icon or from the Play menu or by using special hotkeys.
- The play mode only affects the next sound you play with the above mentioned actions. It doesn't change on-the-fly and doesn't affect a currently played sound.
- When you play the first sound after application start and the play mode is not set to default (speakers and microphone), then you will be remembered by an acoustic notification about the active play mode. This notification can be disabled in the preferences by unchecking File ▷ Preferences ▷ Notifications ▷ Play mode ▷ Notify me when playing first sound after application start.

Auto Keys
- This feature presses keys automatically when you play sounds (Thanks to Entity for suggesting it).
- It is the A-icon in the status bar. You can enable or disable Auto Keys by double clicking this icon or by using special hotkeys.
- Although the idea looked easy in the beginning, you'll see that it comes with a lot of options and conditions. You really should take some time to set it up properly, so keys aren't automatically pressed in situations you don't want to.

Hotkeys
- There were many users struggling with hotkeys in certain games and the only solution was to run Soundpad as administrator or to start Soundpad after the game. That's not necessary now. We entirely revised hotkey handling and fixed problematic restrictions.
- Hotkeys are more reliable now and should work everywhere even if Soundpad isn't run as administrator.
- If a game deliberately blocks hotkeys, then Soundpad goes into a fallback mode and still processes them.
- Hotkeys can now be entered easier, even if the hotkey dialog is not focused. It's particularly helpful when entering mouse hotkeys, as you can click anywhere on the screen.
- Removed the obsolete options Use keyboard hook and Timeout of Numpad Hotkeys.

Notifications
- Added notification sounds for different hotkey actions like starting or stopping a recording, enabling or disabling Auto Keys and switching play modes.
- You can configure the notifications at File ▷ Preferences ▷ Notifications.
- Special behavior for the recording notification: the recording will begin immediately after the notification sound was fully played, so it isn't recorded as well.

Others
- Remember distinct directories of add sound files and load/save sound list.
- The working copy of the sound list is now saved periodically every 5 minutes if there were changes and once on application exit like in previous versions.
- Restoring scroll position and selected sound upon application start is now done independently of the preference Remember playback state throught application starts.
- Fixed bad layout in several frames when the system's text and item size was changed from Smaller (100% default) to Medium (125%) or Larger (150%).
- Fixed text color in device preferences to be derived from system's theme settings.
- Fixed inaccurate Karaoke timing issue.
- Fixed very short sound files not being played on speakers if Karaoke was set to a negative value between -124 and -1 and sound was issued to be played on speakers and microphone.
- Updated installer to set more restrictive permissions on required registry keys and folders. This fixes the rare issue that block voice could only be changed when Soundpad was run as administrator.
- Fix for notebooks with specific Realtek audio drivers designed by Bang & Olufsen and other specific Realtek audio drivers being shipped with WAVES' MAXXAUDIO. Both enhance microphone volume in a very late stage of audio processing and previous versions of Soundpad interrupted it.
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January 16

Soundpad Update v2.5.11

The changes include:

- Fixed access denied issue when setting up Soundpad for a microphone even when running as administrator.
- Fixed incomplete installation when Windows is not located in C:\Windows.
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About This Software

Play sounds in voice chats in high digital quality. Try the free demo now!

You probably heard of soundboard, where people put sounds together like the popular Duke Nukem sounds. With Soundpad you can play them not only to yourself, but also to others.

Features

  • Play sounds in voice chats
    Works in any voice related application like Teamspeak, Mumble, Skype, Discord or games like Dota2, CS:GO or PUBG.

  • Hotkeys
    Set hotkeys for each and every sound file and play them quickly while ingame.

  • Sound recorder and editor
    Soundpad has a built-in Sound recorder, which allows you to record what you hear. The integrated editor helps you to cut the sounds quickly.

  • Volume normalization
    Some of your sound files are quiet while others are too loud? The integrated volume normalization will equalize the volume, so it meets the volume of your voice.

  • Easy setup
    Soundpad extends your default recording device, which most commonly is your microphone, without installing additional devices.
    After a system restart you can enjoy playing sounds on your microphone.

  • Supported file types
    aac, m4a, mp3, wav, wma

Important notice:

  • Soundpad installs an audio driver extension, which requires a system restart when you run Soundpad for the first time.
  • Furthermore, Soundpad requires deactivated Windows Audio DRM validation in order to work. If you want to watch a DRM protected DVD and run Soundpad at the same time, one of both will not work. You can toggle DRM validation in the options, when you are about to watch or listen to DRM protected media.

Check out the demo and start collecting your individual sounds!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel or AMD with 1 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 20 MB available space
    • Sound Card: A sound card must be installed
    • Additional Notes: At least one audio recording device, e.g. microphone
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