With the plethora of powerful audio editing and music composition tools available, why might you need a simple 64 channel sample player? Well, if all you are looking for is a simple tool to playback a series of sound file one demand, SampleDecks could be just the sort of application you are looking for. You have the option of working with pre-recorded sounds of your own, or you can load a different sample into each channel.

This has many potential uses. You could use the program as a simple music player that allows you or other users to choose from up to 64 different tracks to play at the click of a mouse. If you are a musician, you can load up the channels with samples that can be played back as and when required. Anyone that needs to make announcement over a PA could use the app to store pre-recorded messages.

The interface can be customized in a variety of ways, and just how you set things up may depend on how you intend to use the program. The individual channel slots can be coded by numbers, colors, labels or even pictures so you can get things setup so that you will be able to identify things quickly and easily. Sample blocks can be resized so those that you need easy access to can be made larger than those you are only going to use from time to time.

If you have a MIDI controller, you can attach this to your computer to help with the recording of samples. The samples you load can be played back in a couple of ways. You can use the mouse to simply click on whatever you want to play, but there is also the option of setting up keyboard shortcuts.

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