Sonic Explorer 1.2
by ProXL
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DirectX9 or higher

Last Updated: 2011-06-13
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Software Description

Designed for auditioning audio samples. Currently works with WAV / MP3 / AIF / FLAC / WMA / APE / OGG / AAC.

ProXL SonicExplorer is a Windows Explorer with audio preview and prelistening possibillities. It works quite the same as the normal Windows Explorer, but has less buttons and/or menu's to keep the program small, fast and intuitive. It has it's own sample display so you can see immediately where all the audio action is. Click the display to play from that position.

New in v1.2

  • FLAC, WMA, APE, OGG and AAC support.
  • Better refresh of explorer list after file deletion.
  • Minor bug fixes.

New in v1.1

  • Better response times. Most audio samples play almost instantly now.
  • Added volume control.
  • Space bar stops current playing sound.
  • Up and Down arrow keys can now be used to select and play a file.
  • Removed grid view, due to compatibility issues.
  • Configuration: added option to stop playing after a 2nd click on file name.
  • Configuration: added option to make the graphic sample display work on slower machines.
  • Better search behaviour.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

16 June 2011 - Tried Version

16 June 2011 - Tried Version 1.2 - Still no waveform display - viewport scroll bar jumps to ~ 90% position as though it has content but nothing is shown.
Just a run of the mill Dell running XPsp3. should be fully compatible graphics. No display problems noted with ANY other software.

FWIW, I can drag a file from

FWIW, I can drag a file from the list and drop it in SoundForge, where it is displayed as expected.

The gear wheel is referred

The gear wheel is referred to as "All (audio) settings", but includes the graphics resolution setting.

It takes a long time to display large directories on first use (boot/reboot). Some caching perhaps, could be mentioned.

Nothing routine has corrected the waveform display...;-(

Also noted: If I try to set

Also noted: If I try to set the resolution lower it will usually take three tries before it prompts to restart to *hear* the changes. I have set it to the bottom and still no waveform. The scrollbar mentioned shows a 'balloon help' for zoom. No image over its full range.

How about a looping function

Have been playing with this (though it's a bit flakey under W7 64 Bit), very useful, but would love to have an auditioning option that enables the higlighted sample to looped until another is chosen. The only way to get the sample to play again is to move highlight to another sample and then back to the original to re-trigger the audition.

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