Step 2. Setting Up a Soundboard.
Both of the soundboards can play WAV and MP3 file formats, so you will need your audio files in these formats and stored in a folder on your computer to start with. As both of the controls for the most part have the same options, we will use the "Soundboard (PC)" control in this example. First off we need to add the "Soundboard PC" control to our project.
1.) Open up the most recent copy of EZ-Builder, then click on "Project", "Add Controls", then click on "Audio" where you will see the two soundboard control options. Click on "Soundboard PC" to add this to your project.
2.) As an optional choice, you can rename the soundboard. This is useful as you can add multiple soundboard controls to any one project. Click on the "gear" icon on the control and rename your soundboard, then click "Save".
3.) Click on the blank audio track box, then navigate to your file that contains your audio files, then double click on the audio file you want to add.
NOTE: If when the popup window appears but does not display your audio files in your chosen folder, you may need to click on the file drop down box and either select "MP3 Audio" or "WAV Audio" option. The screen shots below shows that the first one does not contain any WAV files. Selecting the MP3 option then displays all of the MP3 files in that folder.
4.) Your audio file will now be added to your soundboard. The process is exactly the same for adding audio files to the soundboard v4 control.
5.) Now that the audio file is added, on the soundboard (PC) control you can click "Play" to test your file. On the soundboard (v4) control, nothing will play until the EZ-B is connected to the EZ Builder project.
In the next step, we will look at playing soundboard audio files with a script.