sound +‎ board


soundboard (plural soundboards)

  1. (music) A board placed within a musical instrument to improve vibrations.
  2. (audio engineering) A mixing console used to combine and blend different audio sources to a single output.
  3. (figuratively) A sounding board.
    • 2008 February 3, Molly Reid, “Sean Yseult and Chris Lee”, in New York Times[1]:
      Then, as now, they spent their days walking around the city they love, frequenting favorite restaurants or cooking meals at home, and serving as each other’s creative soundboard.
  4. (Internet) A control panel offering playback of various sound effects.
    • 2007, "starmuscle@gmail.com", Celebrity Soundboards (discussion on Internet newsgroup alt.gossip.celebrities)
      Check out these celebrity soundboards and play prank phone calls on your friends, family, and co workers...