Prolog

An E-Mail, which toured the web in the year one (i.e. 2005), was the original trigger to this funny program. It had a Flash-file in its attachment named "Swearomat" (Fluchomat in German). The recipient could, just by pushing the buttons, vent his/hers anger and maybe also amuse his/hers friends and relatives - or to harass them later on.

Getting on your nervs by the time is possibly due to the lack of ability to replace the swearing with some other 'aestethic dictums'. Exactly this missing option and my sparse assignments as Oldies-DJ brought me to the conclusion to use this "machine" as a base for my Jingle-Machine.


Das Original



Sound-A-Speech

Just to the beginning: Sound-A-Speech is not a bussines-application to long for. It's also no MultiMedia-Talent, but rather a Jokeprogram to use at home with a maximum valueof benefit for DJ's, Storytellers or traveling enterprises at best. 

Sound-A-Speech (SAS) is FREEWARE and re-plays Jingles in an easy manner. All WAV-, WMA-, RMI-, MP3- or MID-Files may be used as Jingles and are assigned to the 75 buttons of the 'Maschine' by Drag and Drop. The Jingles are replayed by simply clicking on the appropriate button.

Sound-A-Speech comes with 2 interfaces - the 'big engine' has 75 buttons and the 'small engine' has 15 buttons.

"That's all Folks"

 
Big-Maschine

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Handling

Sound-A-Speech (SAS) will be very seldom used as the main application - I guess it rather will be used as a tool. Once when SAS has been startet and every time you want to use SAS again, you could either invoke it out of the taskbar or you leave it "ON TOP". In the operation mode "ON TOP" it could possible absorb an importent part of the main program, but with ist 4 interfaces it can be paced very descreet somewhere on the monitor.

Running SAS for the first time you will see the "Big-Maschine" with its 75 available buttons. A click on  makes the buttons to disappear.

If this interface still does not suits your "gusto" - click on   to change to the "Small-Maschine".

A click on  will show the first 15 buttons on the "Small-Maschine".

The A in Sound-A-Speech brings up a "Play-Liste" and by double clicking on a Titel you fire off the that listed sound.



Versionen

Version 8.4 - 24. Nov. 2010 Program modifications to run also as portable Version and minor Fixes
Version 8.1 - 30. Okt. 2010 Program modifications to run also on Vista and Windows7
Version 7.6 - 12. Okt. 2010

Modifications to keyfunctions and Playlistdisplay.

Shift

Ctrl

Alt

L

R

FUNCTION
     

X

  Start / Stop
   

X

X

  Fade-Out and start selected Sound/Song
 

X

 

X

  VPrevious Track (Playlists only)

X

   

X

  Talk-Over for one Jingle
 

X

X

X

  pause Sound/Song (L-Click to cont.)
   

X

 

X

Fade-Out and stop Sound/Song
 

X

   

X

Next Track (Playlists only)

X

     

X

Talk-Over Start / Stop

X

X

   

X

Delete assigned Sound/Song from button

Shift

Ctrl

Alt

L

R

FUNCTION
Version 7.0 - 7. Okt. 2010

Overhaul of keyassignments to work with playlist.
Implementing a Talk-Over-Function.
 

Version 6.0 - 1. Okt. 2010 Extending the program to be able to play *.RMI und *.MP3-files too.
First implementation of a Fade-Out-Function.


Epilog

At this point it is very important to me to point out that Sound-A-Speech is Freeware and not Malware. There are no functions included to contact any other server to convey personal or secret data. You also will never see a Nag-Screen to beg for money or else, nor will you be inundated with adds.

This program is an exercise to gain and increase my programming knowledge. It never was intended to make this program a major bussines application, but having fun programming. Finally I think its sad if this program ends in the bin and - maybe there are some others with a kitty humor.

In every sense: Have Fun

P.S. Helpful suggestions, virtual applaus or constructive criticism are/is welcome.



Installation / Download

The actual Version is 8.5 dated 24. November 2010

The Setup-Program is wrapped by the corresponding ZIP-Archive. After the Download extract and start the Setup-Program.

Follow the information and instructions issued by installroutine. If necessary change target directory. Sound-A-Speech does not make any entry in the Registry, all information is kept  in a INI-File. After the installation you will find in:
[     XP] c:\Dokuments and Settings\BUSERNAME\Applications\Natrium\Soundaspeech\
[VISTA] c:\Dokuments and Settings\BUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Natrium\Soundaspeech\
[    W7] c:\Dokuments and Settings\BUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Natrium\Soundaspeech\
a subdirectory named "Sound" holding all sample sounds.



Remarks concerning Vista and Windows7

Sound-A-Speech issues no actions requiring administration rights. In order to allow "Drag & Drop" it is important to set the "compatibility mode" to Windows XP - found in the program properties. Also the Authorization must be deactivated which is also true for "compatibility for all users"



Letzte Aktualisierung am 24.11.2010