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plainman007
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Hi Guys,

What equipment wud I have to use to have effects during perfomance of an illusion. Like a whoosh noise, or lets say I want a crash sound effect. I want a stand alone equipment. While my soundtrack is playing and I'm performing. U never know when a girl is ready to make her appearance. The moment varies. So I need something where if my sound guys touches a button you get an audience applause effect instantly. A touch of another button and you get a whooooop. And so on. This should be electronic. As nothing including CD will start instantly. And the job of repositioning is impossible. So please suggest. Is there something like a octapad or percussion or simple keyboard which can be used for these effects ?
The Donster
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I've seen that box your describing Kandu has one I beleive he is out of florida. but I have no idea of the name of the box.
Kevin Ridgeway
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One option would be a keyboard with the effects/sounds you need programmed to each key. That key would simply be pressed at the correct time. I'm sure there is a software program that could do the same, but the keyboard would be the stable way to go.

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There also used to be some sound effect generators that sold sold for about $100. Check video production gear or Radio Shack. I don't know if the sound is there or not.

Kevin, is correct. The keyboard would be the easy way to go. It could be worked into a laptop.
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