Under The Microscope

Say Hello to Farrago 2

Since its initial release in 2018, Farrago has provided Mac users with the quickest, most reliable way of creating soundboards and playing audio clips in their productions. Today, after over two years in development, we are pleased to unveil Farrago 2.0.

With this update, we’ve taken the Mac’s best soundboard app to a whole new level. It’s packed with over 50 new features, alongside dozens of bug fixes and refinements. Download Farrago 2 now, then read on to learn more about this major upgrade.


Farrago is built to play audio for you, whether you need to host a podcast, provide sounds for a live event, or just drop music into a video call. With that in mind, we made several enhancements to audio playback.

Preview Your Audio

With the new Preview option, you can use a secondary audio device to test audio without sending it to your main output. Hear what you’re going to play, before you play it.

Fade Updates

Fades in Farrago have been updated to work better for you. The old per-tile fade controls have been replaced with more powerful fade options in the all-new editor (more on that below).

New Sample Sets

Farrago’s sample sets provide a great way to get started using the app. In version 2, we’ve included 20 fantastic new songs for all manner of moods, as well as an updated collection of sound effects.

Of course, you’ll eventually want to find your own custom audio to use.

Help Finding Audio

Thanks to several updates in version 2, finding audio to use with Farrago is easier than ever.

Search Freesound

To help find the perfect sound files for your use, you can now search the wonderful Freesound database from right inside Farrago. Preview the search results, then download the winners for immediate use.

GarageBand and Logic Pro Integration

If you have Apple’s GarageBand or Logic Pro installed, Farrago can also offer up Apple’s fantastic musical loops for use right inside the app.

Powerful Tile Search

As you build up your library of audio, Farrago’s powerful in-app search will help you scour your collection for the exact sound you want. Search to instantly highlight matching tiles in the current set, as welll as results from other sets.

Built-In Editing

After you bring audio into Farrago, you may wish to adjust it with the new built-in editor, available right from the Inspector. Crop sounds down to the exact audio you want, and apply fades as well.

Need more powerful editing? Be sure to check out our stand-alone audio editor, Fission. →

Supercharged Sets

Farrago’s sound sets enable you to organize audio however you like, making sets for different events, different podcasts, or even different moods. In version 2, sets have been supercharged.

Smart Sets

Use powerful rules to create dynamically updating sets. Organize based on tile titles, settings, play count, and more.

Lockable Sets

You can now lock sets to prevent accidental changes, then easily unlock when you need to make an edit. For even stronger protection in shared environments like radio stations and theaters, prevent unauthorized changes with the new password protection.


Mark tiles as Favorites, then find them in the automatically created “Favorites” smart set. You can also access them from custom smart sets.

Stand-Alone Set Windows

Sets can now be popped opened in separate windows, for even faster access. Your keyboard shortcuts will always be applied to the front-most window.

Power User Features

Stream Deck

Get incredible control over your audio with Farrago’s new Stream Deck integration. We’ve meticulously designed dynamic controls that visualize sound playback and on-tile artwork and allow you to effortlessly switch sets and adjust other controls.

OSC Support & MIDI Improvements

The new Open Sound Control (OSC) support built into Farrago offers substantial remote control capabilities. Use it to control Farrago from an iPad or iPhone using apps like TouchOSC.

We’ve also updated our MIDI support to be more refined, with additional dedicated mappings and better support for toggle buttons.

Shortcuts and Automation

Farrago now provides a slew of integrations in the Shortcuts app (found on MacOS 12 and up). Automate your usage of Farrago, including setting volumes, fading between sounds, and controlling playback. You can also trigger any Shortcut you’ve created, right from Farrago. Trigger a Shortcut when a tile plays or stops, when a set is selected, or even on app launch.

Enhancements to the User Interface

Farrago has always been a snap to use, but version 2 brings many refinements to how the app looks and works.

  • Emoji Art: Add emoji to tile faces, to locate your desired sounds in a flash.

  • Audio Meters: Helpful level meters can now be found in the main window’s LCD, as well as each tile’s Inspector.

  • Improved Sizing and Resizing: Tiles now grow both horizontally and vertically, for more intelligent usage of screen space. Tile controls also grow when space is available, and automatic sizing of tile titles has been made smarter. Farrago’s minimum size has also shrunk, to fit on even the smallest Mac displays.

  • A Smarter Main Window: Farrago’s main window keyboard shortcut (Command-0) now works better. When the window is in the background, the shortcut pulls it forward. When it’s in the foreground, the shortcut toggles visibility.

  • Full VoiceOver Support: VoiceOver users, we’re ready for you. We always strive to ensure our apps are fully accessible to users with vision impairments, and Farrago 2 is no exception.

We worked to make this our prettiest, most user-friendly version yet, and there’s lots more to enjoy in the new Farrago.

Bug Fixes, Too

Of course, a major upgrade shouldn’t just be about new features. We stamped out over a dozen bugs to make using Farrago worry-free. We also focused on optimizing the app, making common operations like switching sets and window resizing lightning-fast. We hope you won’t even notice these changes, but they make using the app feel great.

Farrago 2 Is Ready for You

For even more depth, see the “What’s New in Farrago 2” page, as well as the comprehensive list of changes in the Farrago 2.0.0 release notes. It’s a very big update!

Ready to play with Farrago? Just click to download the free trial and see how the Mac’s best soundboard app has gotten even better.

Discounted Upgrades for Farrago 1 Owners

If you own a license for Farrago 1, you can move up to version 2 for just $25. Our site will guide you through purchasing your discounted upgrade.

We’ve also provided upgrades to a generous number of recent purchasers at no charge. If you purchased Farrago 1 since January 1, 2023, we’ve emailed you a complimentary upgrade to version 2. Look for it in your inbox now.

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