Keyboard sound effects

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by rtonner, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. rtonner
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    #1
    Is there anyway to setup a keyboard shortcut on my MacBook Pro so all that it does is play a selected sound effect and nothing else?
     
  2. karenflower
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    karenflower

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2007
    #2
    Yep, here's one way of doing that:

    First of all, download Play Sound. When an audio file is dragged onto its icon, it will start playing automatically without a user interface, and pressing the escape key will stop it.

    To create a keyboard shortcut, download Quicksilver if you don't already have it. Open it, and press Command-' to open the trigger preferences.

    Click on the + icon at the bottom to create a custom HotKey trigger. Type in the name of your sound effect, press tab, and type in 'open with', press tab again and type Play Sound as the target.

    Here's an example of how it's set up:
    [​IMG]

    Save it, then double click on 'None' under the Trigger column, and type in the keyboard shortcut you want to use. It should work straight away.
     
  3. rtonner
    Expand Collapse
    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008

Share This Page