Most audio player apps are not designed for live performance. In finding an audio player that works well in worship, I am looking for a few specific features:
- A layout that is uncluttered and easy to read with no album art
- Easy to navigate
- Auto Pause at the end of each song
- No Auto Start
- Ability to create a playlist
- Next song in playlist automatically loads, ready to play
- Individual song volume adjustments
- Ability to import songs from various sources
- Ability to adjust volume on right and left track individually
In previous posts, I have reviewed two iOS apps I found very useful for running backing tracks in worship. Take a look at the reviews of Worship Team Director and Show One. Today, I want to introduce you to another iOS app, SoundCue.
SoundCue is a simple and easy way to play back your audio tracks with one tap that was designed with live performance in mind. Providing quick playback controls and a great interface, it’s easy to layout and run your worship backing tracks with SoundCue.
Instant playback – Tap a cue and hear your track. It’s that simple. After a track is finished, SoundCue stops playback and waits for your next tap.
Individual cue volume adjustments – Each cue button has it’s own volume fader. Great for leveling out your tracks for consistent playback.
Count up and Count down timers – Know exactly how long a track has been playing and how much time is left.
Drag and drop – Quick changes are easy. Drag and drop cues to reorder your show.
Stop, Fade Out and Pause controls – Dedicated Stop, Fade Out and Pause buttons are located in the top left of the app always putting you in control
Bluetooth and AirPlay support – For more flexibility, route SoundCue to a bluetooth or AirPlay device and go where you want. (AirPlay does not support Fade Out)
Highlight played tracks – Tracks that have completely played or that are stopped using the stop or fade out buttons turn blue letting you know exactly where you are in your set.
Quickly import files from your iTunes library – SoundCue interfaces directly with your device’s built in song library letting you pull from your favorite songs
Send files to SoundCue from Dropbox, email and other apps – Any iOS app supporting file sharing can send audio files to SoundCue.