Meet Farrago, Our Great New Soundboard App!
Posted By Paul Kafasis on January 24th, 2018
Today, we’re delighted to unveil a brand-new product! Our new soundboard app Farrago offers the best way to quickly play sound bites, audio effects, and music clips on your Mac. Podcasters can use Farrago to include musical accompaniment and sound effects during recording sessions, while theater techs can run the audio for live shows. Whether you want quick access to a library of sounds or you need to run through a defined list of audio, Farrago is here to assist!
We often use a wealth of text and images to show off a new product. This time, however, we thought we’d let Farrago introduce itself. Check out this quick one minute movie for a great overview of the app:
If you’ve used a soundboard app before, we think you’ll find Farrago familiar in its power and capabilities, yet refreshingly well-designed. Fast triggering via keyboard or mouse is coupled with robust playback options including fades, adjustable in/out points, and more. Meanwhile, the ability to customize unlimited sets of tile-based audio makes managing your sounds a breeze.
The end result is a powerful tool that’s still powerfully simple-to-use. Performers of all stripes can turn to Farrago for their on-demand audio playback needs.
A Great New Podcast Teammate
Farrago’s not just a skilled solo artist either. It also teams up splendidly with other tools in our software lineup. If you host a podcast, you can use Farrago alongside our audio routing tool Loopback to send all your audio to VoIP apps, such as Skype.
Loopback can combine audio from Farrago and your microphone, then get it to Skype
The setup for this is a breeze. Use Loopback to make a virtual device which grabs audio from both your physical microphone and Farrago. That virtual audio device, shown below as “LB: Mic + Farrago”, can then be set as the microphone source in Skype. Everyone on your call will then be able to hear the audio from both Farrago and your voice.
Of course, you can record this with our own Audio Hijack. With the above setup, setting it to record Skype will give you a file that includes everything you’d want: your voice, your remote caller’s voice, and Farrago’s audio.
With Farrago and our other tools, you can make your podcasts richer, with songs, interview clips, sound effects, and more. We hope Farrago can become a valued part of your podcast setup. Let us know how it goes!
Try Farrago Now
Visit the Farrago page to view more details and screenshots. As always, you can download a free trial and test it out. Better still, for a limited time, everyone can save over 20% with our introductory price of just $39!
We’re excited for you to get your hands on this new tool, and to hear how you use Farrago. We hope you’ll check it out now!
Eric E says:January 26th, 2018 at 6:08 pm
This looks awesome! I have been looking for an app with exactly this kind of user interface for a long time now – thanks! Indeed, Farrago is so perfect for my needs I’m almost hesitant to bring the below up and risk distracting from the launch of an amazing product that is what I have been wanting for a long time.
For the next version (if it’s not already in your plans) it would be awesome if Farrago could trigger clips via MIDI over the LAN. Then I could team this up with the ProPresenter MIDI module: https://renewedvision.com/propresenter/modules/
This would be insanely popular with DJ’s too. Or solo performers with MIDI foot pedals, etc.
And yes, ProPresenter can play audio files directly but I hate their audio playback interface – having it trigger a clip or audio in Farrago via would be a huge improvement.
In addition to MIDI, if you also supported remote control via DMX/Art-Net you’d make a lot of theater, show and lighting designers happy too!
Even if you never add MIDI or Art-Net, I still think Farrago will be insanely popular with DJs, podcasters, presenters, live theater productions, and many others as well.
John S. says:January 28th, 2018 at 12:47 pm
This looks incredible, been looking for a replacement for Soundboard. But…are their plans for an iPad companion app (with cloud syncing!)? To be able to set up the board on my laptop and run it off my iPad is highly desirable!
Greg H says:January 28th, 2018 at 11:32 pm
I work as a professional audio mixer for the television industry. Myself and my colleagues routinely use Ambrosia’s Soundboard during production. Their software, and support for it, has been lacking in recent years so I was excited to see Rogue Amoeba entering the field.
I gave Farrago a test drive today and I am hoping you might add a few features so that it could replace Soundboard in my system.
1. Separate audio output choices for Play vs Cue playback.
2. Multi-selecting cues allows not just to move but also to: re-color, group, adjust inspector items….etc for all.
3. Ability to assign multiple cues to single keyboard shortcuts or cue groups.
4. MIDI / OSC / iOS remote control
Thank you for all your efforts in making this great software. I look forward to using it more.
Paul Kafasis says:January 29th, 2018 at 4:34 pm
Eric E: Thank you for the kind words! MIDI control has been the most frequent request, so it’s definitely on our radar. Stay tuned for updates there. As for Art-Net, that’s probably less likely, but I’ve put it on our list to consider as well. Thanks for the feedback – it definitely helps.
John S.: Thanks! Right now, we don’t have any specific plans for the iPad/iOS, but it’s certainly something we’ll be considering. Would you want a stand-alone iPad app, or a remote control for the Mac version?
Greg H: It would definitely be good to get in touch via https://rogueamoeba.com/support/supportRequest.php, so we can discuss your feedback in more depth. Quick replies though:
* A cueing output is an interesting idea, and one we’ll consider.
* Bulk editing of tiles is definitely under consideration, just not part of 1.0.
* Multiple cues triggered at once is one we’ve heard elsewhere, but we’d definitely like to understand this use case better.
* MIDI control is the most likely. An iPad remote is possible. OSC I’m just seeing for the first time.
Thanks for the feedback – as I said, get in touch to discuss it further!