Originally Posted by MrDOS
Any laptop or ipod can satisfy requirements 1 and 4.
I think you need a sampler like a Roland SP 404 for reliable sound effects and cues.
Right now, I'm using an mp3 player for my sound effects. It works pretty well, but I don't like how long I have to spend getting to my track, and in the case of one mp3 player, it takes a minute to power up, and you can't use it while it's charging. Dumbest feature ever.
I want to use a BETTER mp3 player, that perhaps is a little more user-friendly. I cue all the sound effects simply by pressing "play" on the track I have made, and then all we have to do is play the song at the right tempo, and the sound effects fall where they are supposed to. That keeps us tight, and I like it. So I don't want to drop a lot of money on a sampler, when I don't necessary need it.
This is just one option I am exploring. I'm wondering if anyone has an mp3 player that happens to work really well, and cues up the songs fairly quickly.
Especially that I can plug it into the power source while using it.