SoundPackager is one of those applications that people have seemingly been talking about for ages, always wondering when it would finally materialize. Well, last month we finally pushed a beta of SoundPackager out the door and testing/tweaking began in earnest. To go along with this, we launched a new gallery at WinCustomize just for SoundPackager files (.soundpackage). The entire idea behind SoundPackager is that if you wanted to customize your Windows sounds previously, you'd have to navigate to some obscure control panel, and one-by-one manually set every sound event. What if you wanted to share your sound schemes? You were more or less out of luck.
SoundPackager lets you create a unique sound scheme in a simple and easy-to-use UI, and then wrap it all up in a .soundpackage file to hand off to anyone else running SoundPackager.
Now, why should you care about SoundPackager or the ability to share or download themed sound packs? Well, we've managed to customize every visual aspect of your Windows PC. We've done skins, icons, cursors, wallpapers, animated wallpapers, widgets, media players and more. So we've covered our visual bases, but not audio. Lets say you found yourself with a killer Halloween theme and wanted some spooky sounds to really round out the ghastly experience? Well, now you're in luck since we have just such a SoundPackager theme in the gallery for you to grab.
This also opens up WinCustomize to creative types who lean more towards sound and music. So now we are open to traditional 2D artists, 3D artists, animators, and audio artists.
Here are a few of my favorite items currently in the SoundPackager gallery: