Go Button is a powerful and lightweight audio show controller. It provides the tools you need to create sound cue playlists designed for live performance.
Trigger sound effects for a theatre performance or play background music for a magic show.
Go Button gives you one-button control over your sound cues.
- Create playlists of cues using your own audio files.
- Play multiple cues at the same time.
- Cues stop automatically, or optionally “autofollow” to the next cue.
- Loop a cue infinitely and exit the loop or fade out on demand.
- Non-destructive cue editing:
- Crop audio file start and stop times.
- Adjust audio volume.
- Set a cue to loop, fade in and/or fade out.
- Multiple cues can reference the same audio file, which saves space and makes it easy to update cues with revised audio files.
- Set a passcode lock to prevent unauthorized edits to your shows.
- Use any compatible remote control to wirelessly trigger your cues.
To get started, load your show’s audio files into Go Button using iTunes File Sharing.
- Connect your device to your computer. (You can skip this step if you sync your device over Wi-Fi.)
- In iTunes, select your device and click the Apps tab.
- Scroll down to File Sharing, and select “Go Button” from the Apps list.
- Click “Add…” and choose your files, or just drag the files into the “Go Button Documents” window.
- To delete a file, select it and hit the “Delete” key on your keyboard.For more information, read Apple’s Knowledge Base article “iOS: About File Sharing“.
Go Button supports playback of these audio formats: WAV, AIFF, MP3, M4A, AAC, MOV, 3GP.
To create a show:
- Tap the + button on the Go Button home screen, name your show, and tap “Save”.
- Tap “Add Cue”.
- Tap “Choose Media File” and select an audio file from the list.
- Set the remaining cue settings and then tap “Save”.
- Add more cues or change the order of the cues, then tap “Done”.
To play back a show:
- If a cue is not armed, tap the first cue.
- Tap “Go”.
Also, when you have your device docked, plug in any iPhone-compatible headphones and use the play/pause button to remotely trigger a “Go”.
To copy shows to other devices:
Go Button automatically saves each show to a
.gobutton file in the same folder that contains your audio files. Using the same iTunes File Sharing window that you used to load your audio, you simply copy this
.gobutton file to another device along with your audio files, and the show imports automatically.
- Open the iTunes File Sharing window.
- In the Documents window, select your show’s
.gobuttonfile along with all of the audio files that your show uses and click “Save to…”.
- Choose a location to save the files and click “Open”.
- Connect your new device to iTunes and go to that device’s iTunes File Sharing window.
- Drop the
.gobuttonshow file that you saved in step 3 along with that show’s audio files into the new device’s Go Button.
- Launch Go Button on your new device. Your show is automatically discovered and imported.
.gobutton file format is plain text, human-readable XML which can be freely edited outside of Go Button by any text editor.
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