Sound Effect Playback


Lighting Technician
Hello All

i wanted to look into a device that can play sound effects back i forgot what the name of it i thought it was like auto fx or something but thats not it so i have a description the device is usually white and it has like 12-20 buttons and a blue screen and when you pushed the button sound effects would happen right on cue i know some of the cruise ships use it and some fundraiser events i have been to have used it i just cant remember the name thanks for the help


Senior Team
Senior Team
Premium Member
First... use periods.

I think what you are looking for is a sampler. Google sampler and see if you find what you are looking for.


Active Member
What you're most likely talking about is the 360 systems instant replay.

I don't care for it much, personally. Unless all your cues are short fx, it's rather a pain in that it has no transport control. That's why it's far better suited for broadcast. Furthermore, it's very expensive and in my mind, the features you pay for aren't as adventageous or useful for theatre. If I did get the unit you're talking about correct, I would not ever consider it.

Also, I remember hearing that the hard drive they're using in the Instant Replay can't easily be found and can only be had through the company. That might not apply to new models, though.


Well-Known Member
One system that you might be referring to is the AKAI MPC3000. It is a sampler player has become a major player in the production of HIP HOP but does a great job for sound fx


Users who are viewing this thread