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Feature Comparison by Edition

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Sound Mill is published in 2 editions: Basic and Ultimate.
This table shows features included with each edition.

Features by edition Basic Ultimate
Automation
Automator - Access to the Automation Tool.   Yes
Script Editor - Create Scripts to Play cues or music sequentially. Or time multiple cues to play concurrently with millisecond timing. Provides a graphical user interface for editing.   Yes
Cross-Fade Mode - Music playlist cross-fading. Current track fades-out while the next track fades-in.   Yes
Announcements - Automate inserting your business/organization into music programming.   Yes
Scheduler - Run Scripts by Date and/or Time of Day. Even schedule individual Script Steps.   Yes
Multiple Zone Playlists - Pipe music playlists to many zones (rooms) simultaneously. Each zone can have its own playlist. [1]   Yes
Run External Programs - Start external programs by automation steps precisely timed. (to operate lighting devices, etc.)   Yes
Sound Mill and Video Mill Integration. Send/Receive automation commands between the programs ( IPC feature ).   Yes
Remote Control - Use standard wireless remote control devices to control sound cues. (from SoundList Editor)   Yes
Easy Player
Easy Player - Access includes functions listed below.   Yes
Use standard wireless remote control devices to control sound cues.   Yes
Large cue buttons are touch sensitive for touch screen devices.   Yes
Simplified interface for operators unfamiliar with Sound Mill .   Yes
Edit unlimited number of Playlists for use with the Easy Player.   Yes
Play modifiers
Auto-Fade-in/Fade-out on Play/Stop/Pause/Resume. Yes Yes
Volume fade-in/fade-out at positions. Yes Yes
Start/End play at positions by cue. Yes Yes
Play controls (volume / pan). Yes Yes
Edit Descriptors (name, special instructons). Yes Yes
Set start Volume by cue. Yes Yes
Set Pan (L/R) position by cue. Yes Yes
Loop cue. Yes Yes
Time delay before and/or after play. Yes Yes
Play multiple times. Yes Yes
Preempt - suspends other playing cues. Yes Yes
Audio formats
WAV, MP3, WMA, MIDI, AU, AIFF, MPG, MPEG, WMV. Yes Yes
Extended formats: FLAC, OGG, ACC and many more. [3] Yes Yes
M3U Music Playlist Import. Yes Yes
Play Web based media content. Media files residing on the Web. Yes Yes
Editing & Reports
Unlimited number of sound cues. Yes Yes
Classify cues by type and script location. Yes Yes
Drag and drop list build. Yes Yes
List sorting. Yes Yes
Copy and paste sounds. Yes Yes
Power editing (set attributes on selection of cues). Yes Yes
Auto repair after moving audio files. Yes Yes
View/print sound plot reports. Yes Yes
Multi-Zone Support
Play a cue to any of multiple speaker zones simultaneously. [1] Yes Yes
Operation
Cue Play, Stop, Pause, Resume, Stop All. Yes Yes
Auto-Fade Volume In/Out on Play, Stop, Pause, Resume. Yes Yes
Manual adjust of Volume and Pan. Yes Yes
Auto scroll of Volume and Pan. Yes Yes
Password protect Sound Lists. Yes Yes
Show mode - locks edit mode by password. Yes Yes


Yes indicates the feature is included.
  • [1] - Output Groups feature supported for WAV, MP3, WMA, AIFF formats only.
  • [2] - Windows Media Player(WMP) 10,11 or 12 program pre-requisite. WMP driver supports all audio formats.
  • [3] - Extended audio format support via third party codecs. (Recommended: K-Lite Codec Pack Free)

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