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Old July 6th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How can I make a soundboard?

I am looking to make several soundboards that I would like to put in the market for free. I really don't know anything about the code needed to do this.

I have in the past taken a MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) and gone into the code and changed it to how I wanted it. Could it be anything like that?

Is there a way I could take an existing soundboard... like the Old Man Herbert soundboard and simply go into the code and just change out the sound, photos, and text? Sorry for sounding like a total n00b! There are just so many sound boards that would be awesome to have... like Battlestar Galactica, Zelda, He-Man, Thundercats, Quantum Leap, Donkey Kong... stuff like that.

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You ask a lot of questions, and several more are implied.

Do you have any experience with, or desire to learn, Java? Making a sound board app is reasonably simple in a cuddly environment such as Android, but if you're not familiar with Java, or not even a coder, it's going to be a learning experience for you.

You might be able to modify the code of an existing sound board, but how will you get access to the source? If it's hosted somewhere such as SourceForge then go right ahead, otherwise you'll need to contact the developer. In any case, you'll also need to look into the license!

This is the bane of software development (and, I imagine, stonemasonry): it takes but a day to form a vision, but seemingly forever to bring it to reality.
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after reading half of the internet, I can answer one of your questions:
No, you can't simply go into an existing soundboard and edit it. If you have tried to open the .apk file, you would notice that it concists of several things, such as the ''resource.arsc'' which contains sounds and other stuff, but the sad thing is that it's all binary code, so if you don't know Jack Schitt about how to edit that...

I am currently looking for an app or a website myself where I can make my own soundboard, but with no luck

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I have found a Java program for PC where you can make your own soundboard, but is it that simple that I can just rename this to an .apk file?
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Inspired by this thread and my own interested in making my own android soundboard. I have created http://www.myandroidsoundboard.com

Myandroidsoundboard.com contains a pre-packaged kit allows you to simply follow instructions, download the template, and edit it to contain whatever sounds you would like. It is not necessary to know how to program in Java, or even have any previous programming experience. The instructions are written step by step from downloading Eclipse to installing your new soundboard on your Droid. Additionally, it was written to support API3 making it compatible with virtually any Android phone.

I hope that this helps someone, because I would have killed for it when I initially took on the project of creating my own soundboard.

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^^^ Now that's taking initiative. Well done!
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Thank you for your kind words. I had figured that if I went through the process of learning how to do it, I might as well make it easier for everyone else.

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Thank you!! I love you, Daxx!!
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Very nice site and exactly what I was looking for, Thank You (and a bump for the thread as well )
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came here via google, thought i'd give thanx to ya daxx!
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I'm also looking into making a soundboard. Has anyone tried this site Daxx has put up? Was it any good?
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I have used it. It works great. I made my first Android application using his tutorial. Thanks Daxx.
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Ok, I have been trying to use Daxx's site to make a soundboard, and I followed all the directions, but the error he mentions in step 2 I keep getting. I follow all the steps he says to fix it but it doesn't seem to fix the error. Any suggestions?
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I actually have made a soundboard I just need help making out so when people long press they get an option to save as ringtone.
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the website above has nothing of a "pre-packaged kit" to create soundboards.. The site is simply stating what development tools a "developer" needs to use in order to write an Android App.. precisely... a soundboard. \/ How about a website that allows a user to drag n drop his or her sound bytes into the website and push a button, let the website do all the work.. then you end up with a file you can download and install.. presto!
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That helped with me one problem, where do I put resources? Thanks a lot for these topic
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Hi Everyone,

Due to the cost of supporting MyAndroidSoundboard.com I will be taking it down shortly. The information however will still be available at Create your own Android Soundboard -- Formerly MyAndroidSoundboard.com | IgnoranceIsFutile.com

MyAndroidSoundboard.com will be redirecting there for a while until it is finally taken offline. As I state on the top of the redirect, I haven't tried it yet, but I think Google App Inventor now provides a much easier way of doing this.

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Thanks for the great instructions!

I have got mine working, but I have one problem. The raw audio is fine, but when it goes into the Android emulator each sound clip can only play for 5 seconds then it cuts out.

Any ideas on how to fix it?
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Hey guys i came here from google also looking on making sound boards.

I love them.

Anyway, i followed the url provided above and unfortunately it goes to a holding page.

Any follow ups?
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Daxx's site moved to: Create your own Android Soundboard -- Formerly MyAndroidSoundboard.com | IgnoranceIsFutile.com if you are new and didn't read the whole thread.

I have used his tutorial to make a few soundboard, and there are some details that he did not go over that I wish he did, such as changing the name of the soundboard, or using the long press save function to save as a notification or ringtone. Other than those 2 things, he puts up a really great code with an easy to use tutorial. Unfortunately he is no longer offering support for this tutorial, so no more questions are answered.
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