New to this forum so apologies if this is the wrong place to post
I'm helping to start up a small internet radio station for a local
charity, and I'm putting together a list of hardware we will need (CD players, mixer etc).
I've sorted most of it, but I need something to play jingles with that doesn't involve a
computer... There will be a computer for the internet streaming, but I don't want the
setup to be uber-complicated involving software audio patching all over the place. So I'm
trying to find a little hardware box that I can load samples into (it doesn't have to be
able to sample, only maybe load samples in via USB or similar) and then have a load of
buttons/pads to trigger the samples.
So I'm kind of looking for a mini drum
machine with pads, but it needs to trigger custom sounds and it doesn't need any effects
at all. I considered getting an Akai Synthstation and iPod touch, but that altogether is
over £250. Does anyone know of any cheaper alternatives? I'd be very grateful for any